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Pedernales Falls State Park

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Address: RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone Number: 830-868-7304
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A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping,...

A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping, horseback riding, hiking, and off road bicycling.

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Had a blast at the rjver

Wow, what a blast! Other than the unpleasant walk to and from the river, this was a cool spot to cool off on a 104 degree day. Lots of people but lots of river for all. It is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
44ChuckB
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Macomb, Illinois
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Macomb, Illinois
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a blast! Other than the unpleasant walk to and from the river, this was a cool spot to cool off on a 104 degree day. Lots of people but lots of river for all. It is not for the feeble of leg side cell the current is strong and there are lots of rocks to maneuver over. Everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning landscape, warm water. We sat in the river all day and soaked up the sun. A beautiful peaceful place. Definitely will return.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If all you plan to do here is see the falls, note that it is not easily handicapped accessible and would be a serious challenge for those with difficulty walking to actually get to the falls. We were told that it was 350 yards from the parking lot to the falls overlook. The trail was wide but had a great... More 

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Thank llassocs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park and huge! We only went for the river an the falls. The river has a slow to mid. current very enjoyable and the water temp. was perfect for a hot day! We had a great time there and it's only $6 per person. Go see it for yourself! 😉

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Thank Macielita9
texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time there and it was a little of a hike to the water but was well worth it. Been to Garner, Blanco, Balmorhea, and Guadalupe and the water here was warm and maybe as clear as the Frio at Garner, but the current was just strong enough for my teenagers to have fun in. Plenty of shallow areas for... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to visit the park today and we took the Ranger's advice and hiked around the Falls as a start to our day. Breathtaking and just brilliant. We spent about two hours exploring and hiking around while taking in the views and sounds of the water. Note that there is no swimming in this part of the river although... More 

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1 Thank Stephenwr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know Texas had big waterfalls. It isn't tell but multiple ones you can walk around and look at. Saw a turtle as well. The swimming hole area is not near the waterfalls for safety reasons.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful place to visit, and it was a good time to go because the river was very full. Nice swimming hole. Midsummer is a rough time to go - be sure to stay hydrated!

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Mineola, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is certainly one of the most beautiful state parks I've ever been to. If you love nature, you would agree to my first statement when you get to see this place. My friends and I went there on the 4th of July weekend and we decided to go there in the afternoon to watch the sunset and we were... More 

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2 Thank l3lessed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State park with camping and picnic areas. Visited for one day and had a great time. Arrived early(9am) and got a picnic table near(200yds) the entrance to swimming area. Walked down the stairs to river bank and picked an area to relax under trees and spent 2 hours in the cool river. Low amount of people but started building up... More 

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