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Nice hike and water hole

If you want to swim check the water levels first. We went in the middle of the week and had a... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Isabel M
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Beautiful Campsites

We only live 2.5 hours from this state park and had never been, but we will now be returning! The... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
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This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, mountain biking and hiking.
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5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

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!!!

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

If you want to swim check the water levels first. We went in the middle of the week and had a lovely time. It wasn’t that crowded, got the cool down a bit. It’s a nice place for a hike as well.

Thank Isabel M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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!

Thank BeaS265
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank Elijuwan
Reviewed May 23, 2018

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!

1  Thank Julia M
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I cannot rate McKinney falls highly enough an awe inspiring place to spend a few hours either hiking cycling or an easy ramble around one of my favourite places in Austin

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

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

8  Thank rmogan
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank journeemyles
Reviewed April 23, 2018

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!

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

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

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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
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.
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