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Pedernales Falls State Park

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Address: RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
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+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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Fantastic place year round for some outdoor experiences!

This is a great place for hiking, water play, picnics and wildlife. I can not say enough about this park. Clean, beautiful and always something different to watch and see. So two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for hiking, water play, picnics and wildlife. I can not say enough about this park. Clean, beautiful and always something different to watch and see. So two beautiful fox yesterday!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the falls is an easy walk from the parking area. The falls themselves, which were perfect with perfect flow to show of their beauty on 1/2/17 are a little more to get to. The park is very well maintained and staff is friendly. It was super busy this holiday weekend but I totally see why.

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Anderson, Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big fan of hiking & my family is not birders. They drop me of at the best bird blinds I've ever been to & they go hiking. I've never been disappointed here.

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Thank Pam J
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place, beautiful river, scenery. Water is clear, rocks are amazing, pets are allowed, staff is nice. Wonderful place to camp or visit for a day. Be sure to make reservations early because camping gets filled up early on. IMPORTANT: under no circumstances should you link to directions directly from the Trip Advisor website. Those directions will waste your day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a state park so $15/person or $70 for 1 year park pass. You can park at the falls and short walk in. If you want to explore more at the falls there is a bit of climbing and steps. Excellent place for a picnic. If we lived closer to Austin, we would visit often. Lots of dogs on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful December day enjoying the Texas Hill Country ... hiking, fishing and exploring! A picnic on the shore to top off our day. Be sure to pack light as the trails to the swimming area and to the falls are steep and quite aways from the parking lots. The park is kept in pristine condition, restrooms too! The staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Explore the river, skip rocks with the kids, hike the hill country terrain. If you have little time make the Pedernales falls your stop, from there decide if you have time for more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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 November 15, 2016

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 November 14, 2016

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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