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McKinney Falls State Park

5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
+1 512-243-1643
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Interesting place!

McKinney has a lower and upper falls that you can access with a short walk. We were disappointed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Litchfield, Illinois
via mobile
McKinney Falls is Beautiful Any Time - Take a Camera!

McKinney Falls is...a hidden gem, GREAT rocks, sunsets, sunrises, camping, clean water for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Austin, Texas
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This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, mountain biking and hiking.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion creek” (35 reviews)
“nice park” (22 reviews)
“park staff” (7 reviews)
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5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
+1 512-243-1643
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

McKinney has a lower and upper falls that you can access with a short walk. We were disappointed that the visitation center was closed but we understood why due to flooding problems in 2013 and 2015. The park rangers at the front gate were happy...More

Thank beachliker
Reviewed 5 days ago

McKinney Falls is...a hidden gem, GREAT rocks, sunsets, sunrises, camping, clean water for swimming/summer. The features of the terrain are made for tennis shoes, it is simply cool to be there and relax. Listen to the waterfalls, have fun with the kids or be a...More

Thank JoeMcCullough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mc Kinney Falls state park is the place where everyone should visit at least one or two times a year. Great place for carp and catfish fishing, and a great place for swimming, Onion creek is almost always flowing and the water is warm. Plenty...More

Thank DKinaustin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is perfect for couples, family and friends. My boyfriend went to see the falls and took a great 3 mile hike!

Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The falls themselves are nothing to see. However, walking around afterwards is worth the trip. You have to make sure you find a way to walk along the creek to get the best views.

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location, but not a place I'd spend more than a few hours. Ask the rangers at the front where your main stops should be. There are some small waterfalls, and some cool rock formations. Great to take the kids and hike around, but if...More

Thank danjan111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the title says - good place but it was crowded due to the fact that there are a lot of people that go on hot day. Not shocked just when its hot the park will be packed. Water is kind of murky but it...More

Thank Michal S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I wen't for some hiking and swimming this past weekend. August in south Texas is unbearably hot, so coming around this time probably wasn't the best idea. There are two slightly underwhelming swimming holes with onion creek following along with the main...More

Thank Sabrina E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I moved to Austin a year ago and love biking around the city. One day we decided to bike to McKinney falls, which was a great idea! I wish I had brought a swimsuit with me, but the path through the park...More

Thank Sofia B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can not find better Park Rangers manning this post nor a more beautiful setting for camping or RV's. Quiet, beautiful, well run and so much to see and do right in the pak. Make it a must stay!

Thank D M
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Sandra D
30 June 2017|
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Response from Ted S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have only stayed there on a non-holiday, winter/late spring date. Hope it works out for you.
Lalaina R
17 June 2017|
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Response from 435marjoriem | Reviewed this property |
I ve never seen any fire pits, but the bigger question is if there is a fire ban or not. Check w local park officials.
15 May 2017|
Response from mommytravelsec |
no life jackets available. you would have to bring your own I you wished to have one on.