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Pedernales Falls State Park

Box 450 RR 1, Johnson City, TX 78636-9801
+1 830-868-7304
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We loved this park. I can see it may be very dangerous in a flash flood. That being said easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon M
via mobile
Worth a stop

On our way to Dripping Springs in early October, we stopped by in the evening as the sun was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greg S
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A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping, horseback riding, hiking, and off road bicycling.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming area” (51 reviews)
“the river” (135 reviews)
“state park” (53 reviews)
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Box 450 RR 1, Johnson City, TX 78636-9801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this park. I can see it may be very dangerous in a flash flood. That being said easy walk, beautiful formations, interesting and pools. We enjoyed the bird blind and observed armidillo, raccoon and many birds. Very nice park.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to Dripping Springs in early October, we stopped by in the evening as the sun was setting. It was setting right over the falls which made for some nice pictures. Didn't swim, didn't fish but saw a family with a line in....More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trails are not too hard and the area is beautiful. The huge rock formations are amazing. People fish there too.

Thank Bluebonet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around the falls, but the water was low, so it wasn't spectacular. We took the 5.5 mile loop trail. It was very easy, more like walking on a wide path. The views were lovely at the lookout - again, not spectacular. We...More

Thank kamaina59
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did two day hikes = twin falls and the pedernales falls trail and both were great. They also have a great picnic area where we ate our lunch.

Thank joedvet
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Easy trails, but no wildlife. Very dry and warnings of flash floods. Friendly staff. Park charge for hiking.

Thank CPA316
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Took 17 and 21 year old grandkids and all ages loved it. Hiked several miles and found many points of interest. Not too many people even on the weekend when we were there.

Thank astraAustin_TX
Reviewed 28 October 2017

the amount of rain, decides the level, at the falls. it is a sloping fall, over limestone. if the water is not high, you can walk all over the rocks. there were various pools of water. some wide, some deep.(you cannot swim here) there are...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Really nice place to visit. You can clamber down and walk around the falls. No swimming is allowed but it's very tempting on a hot day. We moved on to the proper swimming area which is 96 (I counted) steps down, and of course back...More

Thank CarolynChester
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Coming from NH it was nice to be in the warm sunshine in October. There was a nice breeze and bright blue sky. The exploring of the main falls was amazing. I would love to see it when there is more water but having less...More

Thank HappyCamperShannon
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Teresa P
1 November 2017|
Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
it only says " open daily", on the tpw ( texas parks and wildlife, )web page. it has a lot of space, but saturdays and sundays get crowded and they will close it, for a few hours. friday would be a better day to go. we went... More
Jill W
28 September 2017|
Response from carrief495 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay in the park but there is one site with water and power, another for tent camping and one for those with horses. The site with water and power is by the twin falls trail. None of the RV sites are by the water... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from DKinaustin | Reviewed this property |
When driving from the check in( rangers station),drive down the road, like your going to the Falls,take a right at the sign that says Swim area,drive down that road till the very end and park, trail is by the bathroom, maybe... More