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Come to swim, come to float, come to slide down the waterfalls, just come! It's just off Slaughter with good nearby parking. A beautiful spot to catch some rays on a hot day and then jump in the cold spring fed waters!!!
My only problem with this park is that it is too popular! It is close to Austin, so close that the residents of Austin treat it like a city park. The campsite was roomy and shady. Bluebonnets were blooming everywhere! Totally loved it!
We come here because I live about 9 minutes away. I always have a great time. There are lower falls and upper falls, hiking, and camping. Camping sites book quick so make reservations early. The falls are so fun, there is even a cave in...More
The wildflowers are striking and the location is close to Austin. The walking paths are an easy stroll and the geological features are interesting. It was a major disappointment though to see litter everywhere!
I've lived in Austin, TX for over 5 years now and I only just discovered the amazing McKinney Falls State Park. Entry fees are $7, I believe, but if you have an annual Texas State Park Pass your whole car can get in for free....More
We only live 2.5 hours from this state park and had never been, but we will now be returning! The campsites here are beautiful. You do not see nor hear anyone, it feels like you’re the only ones there. Well maintained, quiet, clean. Take your...More
Perfect day trip! We hiked about 3-4 miles, saw the old mill and homestead, the waterfall, and huge flat/rock area. This would be a great venue for a fun concert! As long as it was well regulated. No littering, this place is gorgeous!
Spent an early evening here in mid April. The falls were fairly minimal but were flowing. I think it would be nicer after a rainfall. I was pretty fascinated by the rock formations and how water had carved out overhangs and mini-canyons. Plenty of wildflowers...More