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McKinney Falls State Park

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Address: 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX 78744
Phone Number: 512-243-1643
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This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation...

This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, mountain biking and hiking.

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Jewel in SE Austin

I hadn't been since a school field trip 25 years ago and didn't know what to expect. I checked out their FB page first and noticed that they close by noon at times when reaching... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tramaine L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my first time!!! The park was close to down town. I enjoy the upper falls because was the only ones I visited. I was sad to notice trash al over the place!! We really need to be more mindful when visiting the falls.

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Thank Carol M
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hidden treasure of Austin! Great opportunity to commune with nature away from one's busy life. Great fro swimming, camping, hiking and other family fun activities

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I hadn't been since a school field trip 25 years ago and didn't know what to expect. I checked out their FB page first and noticed that they close by noon at times when reaching capacity so we got there just after 11am. Family members who were meeting us there arrived around 12:30 to a park closed sign. Luckily, by... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great state park just to the south east of Austin,out by the airport,great state park for a quick get away.Great hiking and mntn.bike trails,mostly shaded,single track.Swimming in Onion creek is nice & refreshing from March-November.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to the park in over 20 yrs.. So since its all of 10 mins from my house we decided to try it for a small day trip.. we loved it. it wasn't crowded like Barton is.. We also went in the middle of the day on a week day So that Might be why it wasn't crowded..... More 

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from out of state and decided to check out the park for a little hiking/swimming. We enjoyed hiking along the river and we swam at the lower falls. Very interesting limestone formations

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great state park even tho you are really so close to town. Great sites very private and spread out thru the forest. Not just a parking lot style RV place, this is a real forest with campsites that have tables and fire rings and all close to a bathhouse. Bike trails, hiking, watching wildlife , lots to do here. Still... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was more about hiking, but the water was cool and clear and lots of families were there to spend the day playing in the water. There's an upper and a lower falls. We hiked between the two and back again. Even though it was July 4th weekend and the parking lots were full, there were spots on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here during the rainy season. So it was flooding. But it was just amazing. It is affordable. It was less than 10 dollars each. Great services. Volunteers at hand. Great for picnics and gatherings. Lots of shade and well kept bathrooms. (Best ave seen near a fall) You will enjoy your visit.

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Thank Irene K
Humble, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in on a very hot Friday afternoon. We planned for a hike out to see the falls but got a happy surprise to find that the falls were a great place to jump in and swim Cool water and a pebbly beach area made for a relaxing and enjoyable swim. We spent most of our time at the... More 

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