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“Beautiful park affected by drought”

McKinney Falls State Park
Ranked #48 of 338 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, mountain biking and hiking.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I've wanted to check this park out for a while. The camping spaces look nice, some are spacious and private. Just drove through and got out of the car a few times to look around and saw 4 deer in that short time. The falls are non-existent due to drought, other than that the park is lovely and VERY convenient to Austin. When they get some rain I'll definitely be camping there.

1  Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lovely park, with really nice trails. Opportunities like day camping, swimming, and hiking.
As a word of advise during the summer and drought season is useful to call ahead the park and see what's the level of the fall. Most of the drought season the fall dries and even if is still a lovely hiking place, you may not see all the beautifulness of the fall. Fees are $ 6 per adult and free for children under 13, and are good on the same day for the rest of Texas state parks.

2  Thank harangus
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Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The water was down at the falls so we had no interest in swimming in what looked like stagnant water. There was actually nothing that kept us in the park except sleeping in our rv. The restroom and shower was clean. The staff was friendly. There was a picnic table and the fire ring also had the grate for grilling. Not much shade and no shelter so glad we brought our own popup canopy since our front door awning was so far away from the picnic table. Saw some deer and interesting birds. Will probably not come back but am still a fan of state parks for rv camping.

1  Thank Becki S
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We a family of 6 (young children) camped for two nights, enjoyed the hike through the overhang cave and visiting the 500 yr old cypress tree, swam in both upper and lower falls and visiting the farm ruins.

Camping- beautiful sites! Noisy the first night with what sounded like someone next to us was having a fiesta all night. Second night was quite peaceful (it was a sunday night). The bathrooms were not the cleanest I've ever seen at a campground- but not the worst either.

Swimming in the upper falls/lower falls- pros: warm waters, great for kids, cliffs to jump off of, beautiful! Cons: slippery rocks the kids kept falling on, smokers and crowded on saturday.

It was well worth the trip! We will be going back soon- but perhaps on a weekday too avoid so many people.

1  Thank L W
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

site was awesome, nice and spread out. staff was super helpful and friendly. sight did have ants and sticker burrs but was only a problem for the one dog but spray near fire pit to get ants away. we truly enjoyed sight due to shade, and space. tent pad in addition to camper spot was nice. trails were nice, good for bikes and walking. but so many people have cut thru or utility trails that are not marked ended up on dead ends alot. trails are not marked at all or very poorly. need some not this way/dead end signs. cause map shows no off shoots but when come to a split not sure which way to go. bathrooms clean and convenient. park is more spread out, so long walk with dogs, so ended up driving asclose as possible to trails and then walking. water was nice and cool. ultimate puddle jumpers paradise in the limestone. saw 3 snakes, that didnt bother us, bunnies/deer/a mouse/birds!

4  Thank Alisa C
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