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McKinney Falls State Park

5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
+1 512-243-1643
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Place close to Austin where you can relax

Camped here close to Airport with my wife flying in to join me. Had picnic close to falls. Camp... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
illinoisfarmer
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Quincy, Illinois
Family friendly park!

We visited this park in the summer and it was a nice break! We didn’t get in the water but many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maria R
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Sugar Land, Texas
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This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, mountain biking and hiking.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
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+1 512-243-1643
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"day trip"
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"rock formations"
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"hiking and biking trails"
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"mile hike"
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"city limits"
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"swimming hole"
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"enjoy nature"
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"nice hike"
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"wild flowers"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Camped here close to Airport with my wife flying in to join me. Had picnic close to falls. Camp ground was clean and sites were spacious. Staff at entrance were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this park in the summer and it was a nice break! We didn’t get in the water but many people were swimming and jumping into the waters. The rock formation was really interesting, but since there aren’t that much shade, we got too...More

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have gone several times to MckEnney Falls SP. for swimming during the spring-summer time it gets very crowded. the hiking trail are very easy and camping grounds are very nice. Upper fall is great for a jump off (watch for the rock formations in the...More

Thank Manuel R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My niece was married in this state park. Rent out the kitchen and hall, bring your own decorations, food & drink, bride & groom, and have a heckuva good time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Water from the falls comes across a lot of rocks and it heats it up.. but the pools are cool..We did not camp but the spaces seemed very nice

1  Thank Scott C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my two teenage daughters here for an evening hike and picnic. They had fun exploring trails. They wore hiking sandals that could get wet and waded in and out of water along the way which was a great idea. The falls were pretty...More

2  Thank Amy M
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The park is beatiful with nice trails. Lots of places to fish, picnic, and swim with family. There is a lot of rock surfaces and the falls were small due to hot weather. No fishing license needed. Bring bug spray, sun block and sandals for...More

Thank billyh7
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

McKinney Falls is a very nice place to take a dip, and so close to Austin that it takes very little time to visit. We both camped and hiked: * The campgrounds are clean and well-maintained. Bathrooms are great -- though if there were showers,...More

1  Thank AthensNikita
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

The park was beautiful, the water was warm, the ride from and to Austin was short, and we had a very nice day there. However, our daughters touched poison ivy there (we only discovered this days later), and all of us had to deal with...More

1  Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Park was very nice we had a great time. The only issue we had was not being able to take our picnic down by the river and had to walk back up to the picnic area. Other than that we enjoyed our day by the...More

1  Thank Patricia A
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CoOlJoSh
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Isabel M | Reviewed this property |
But the waterfall is pretty deep... I would say at least 7 ft, idk but I guess it depends on how dry the season is
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Palav D
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Isabel M | Reviewed this property |
Mmmmm, depends on the weather. We just had tons of rain so it might be nice.
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Spencer L
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Isabel M | Reviewed this property |
Right now you can swim but if it doesn’t rain soon idk.. the water home was good a week ago but the river itself was getting a little dry
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