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Pedernales Falls State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Lovely November day at Pedernales

This is the second time I've come to the falls and it's been great both times. The first time the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Georgetown, Texas
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Loved this park! Beautifull river!

We visited a lot of state parks in Texas en this was really one of my favorites. I has a lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mies M
Antwerp, Belgium
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“swimming area”(51 reviews)
“the river”(145 reviews)
“on the rocks”(19 reviews)
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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2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636-4188
+1 830-868-7304
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 19, 2008

Our family camped for 2 nights last week at Pedernales Falls State Park and we had a great time. We went on several hikes with our kids (ages 7 & 9). One of our favorite hikes was the Twin Falls hike. This is a 1/4...More

9  Thank The_Griswolds07
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I will definitely have to come back and explore this park more thoroughly in the future. For this trip, my friend and I decided to primitive camp (for the first time). We made several mistakes along the way which made for a pretty comical trip...More

9  Thank Lo S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the second time I've come to the falls and it's been great both times. The first time the weather was warmer and it was possible to swim. Recently it's been too cold. Park entrance is $8pp. You'll be able to spend time taking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited a lot of state parks in Texas en this was really one of my favorites. I has a lovely river were you can have a lot of fun and just relax. There are many spots on the river were you can sit. So...More

Thank Mies M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit was really nice. Water was nice and low enough for us to walk on the rocks for quite a distance. Park guides were very nice.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk to the falls is easy, well paved and by far the most popular. However inviting the water looks you cannot swim in a lot of the areas. It is fun walking over the rocks. There are lots of walks and plenty of camping...More

Thank Mon55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pedernales Falls has always been one of my favorite state parks simply because we love the Texas hill country. It is a fairly large park and has some really great hiking trails. We did the Wolf Mountain and Jones Spring hike which was 7.2 miles...More

Thank TexasDavid83
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We saw the sign for this state park while staying in Johnson City. On a whim we drove out there and we are super happy we did. We spent about three hours walking around the Pedernales Falls. It’s fun to explore taking different twists and...More

Thank Katrina R
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our two day stay but would not return by plan. There is no - I really mean it- no river access-or view-without a hike. It’s not okay for tubing. The water is rapid, clean,clear and shallow. Plan for at least one mile round...More

1  Thank John2Mary
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place, perfect to visit with the family. We went on a hot summer day, and were thankful that we had brought some water bottles with us and an umbrella to protect us from the sun. We first visited the area were the waterfalls are,...More

Thank Alejandra F
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Beautiful location, great hiking trails. The camping sites were very well laid out. Bathrooms clean.

Thank triciamixson
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This was our first trip here and we planned to visit the falls for a swim. Unfortunately they were closed for revitalization, which we didn’t know until we had paid and were driving around the park looking them. Instead we hiked along some of the...More

Thank DeeBTX
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Olivia P
October 27, 2018|
Response from AussieWombats | Reviewed this property |
The walk from the carpark to the information signs and views of the falls is approximate100 metres and then a further 50 metres down will get you down to the falls.
Corinne S
July 30, 2018|
Response from SueandGreg_12 | Reviewed this property |
There are parts shaded and parts not. A lot of man made rock steps during steep travel down (and handrails if needed to see the water. Big rocks waiting for you to rest & enjoy the park.
Corinne S
July 30, 2018|
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Response from angelika a | Reviewed this property |
I'd say its about 50 percent shaded on the hike that I did. I will say it was nice to cool off in the water afterwards!