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Pedernales Falls State Park

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Address: RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone Number: +1 830-868-7304
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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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As our first time visiting, we headed straight for the falls. The walk down is listed as moderate, but it was fairly light. Exploring beyond a bit moderate due to navigating the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laura W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As our first time visiting, we headed straight for the falls. The walk down is listed as moderate, but it was fairly light. Exploring beyond a bit moderate due to navigating the rocks. So worth the trip! We spent nearly 3 hours working our way up & down the river, snapping pictures and just really taking it in. There are... More 

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Johnson City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We volunteer here and it has great camping and hiking experiences. The falls are beautiful and the river is great for swimming and water activities.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited many times, often with our travel trailer. Amazing to see the river in flood , and great to camp over and watch armadillos and other critters around the campfire at night. Good variety of terrain and almost always quiet , except at the river close to the parking area. Book camping well in advance !

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Words and pictures can't describe the nooks and crannies available to explore here at the falls. Be careful. Brought our furry kids and they had a blast in the pools. Had the place to ourselves in mid Oct. for day use only - no camping. Recommend long pants and closed shoes on some of the trails, there are lots of... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I've been visiting this park for many years, because its falls are unique and overall it is one of the best state parks in Texas. If you can visit during the week (instead of a weekend), you're going to really enjoy it. We like to avoid the heat and visit during the fall, winter, or spring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

With the water being down it was great to explore all around the rocks above the actual falls. The "swimming" spot wasn't so good of course but the exploring more than made up for it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park. Love hiking here! The ranger when we paid was a little crude, but whatever, the park is so beautiful it doesn't matter!

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Belton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Beautiful hiking on Wolf Mountain trail. Really enjoyed the views and the peacefulness hiking here. The falls are pretty too.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Clean restrooms! Amazing camping sites that were large and perfect for kids to ride their bikes around. We saw more wildlife here than any other State Park - many, many deer (one even came close enough to hand feed!), silver foxes and butterflies everywhere, etc. Quite a hike to the swimming place which turned out to be very rocky (small... More 

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Gonzales, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Easy hike down to the river and the falls. Lots of rock formations and beautiful running water. When it rains I hear it is even more beautiful. The cedar trees add to the beauty by their smell and their shade down a pathway to the river. Camping is allowed. Horses are allowed. Lots of birding there as well. Their are... More 

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