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McKinney Falls State Park

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Address: 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX 78744
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+1 512-243-1643
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Easy hikes

Nice easy hikes through traditional Texas scenery. Even a little bit of history (the ruin of an 1850s stone cabin) for those that like that sort of thing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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La Porte
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful park right outside of downtown Austin! Very easy to find. We arrived about 10:30 on a Saturday and there were only about 3 cars in front of us to get in. You will need to get a park permit which is $6 per person not car! I was a little surprised by the cost - most parks... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice easy hikes through traditional Texas scenery. Even a little bit of history (the ruin of an 1850s stone cabin) for those that like that sort of thing.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love being able to walk over ancient lava flows from millions of years ago. It's prettier after rains, with a bit of moisture tracking the same direction of the flows... Beautiful hiking areas!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a great way to spend the day, I got to see some new bird species and walk through the crystal clear water. Great park!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third stay at McKinney Falls State Park while visiting Austin. The campsites are spacious and have water/electric hookups. There are lots of pull-thru sites for RVs. We stay in the Big Oak Loop, which is fairly close to the entrance of the park. If you're visiting family or friends in Austin or going to the Circuit of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this State park. It was convenient being in the city and had paved paths going to both the falls. It isn't a strenuous activity walk and the falls are pretty to see. The roads are marked and the park rangers give a map of the grounds. There are many picnic tables and very family friendly.

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Masaryktown, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park, very pretty. Visited in January, so trees were bare but is gorgeous. Very nice walking trails. Love the falls.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We visited on a Monday morning which turned out to be a great time. Very little foot traffic with us as we roamed the trails. We needed to stay on marked trails because of recent rain apparently so we did just that. A good way to spend a nice day and would highly recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is a great swimming hole in the summer. Its close and convenient to get to and it has two separate swimming areas that are both very charming.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail (2.8) is paved (blacktop) and mostly flat, so it is a great place to walk in nature. I liked it because it was not as crowded as The Barton Creek Greenbelt near me, and there were no dogs off leash. Camping is available, as is fishing, but the Interpretive Center is currently closed... More 

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