We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pedernales Falls State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone Number:
+1 830-868-7304
Website
Today
08:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 358 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 216
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great State Park for Camping or Day Use

Wonderful, out of the way state park in the Texas Hill Country. Spacious campsites, multiple hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, guided hikes and bird-watching. Dark sky at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
budzilla
,
Kansas City, MO
Add Photo Write a Review

358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 352: English reviews
Kansas City, MO
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful, out of the way state park in the Texas Hill Country. Spacious campsites, multiple hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, guided hikes and bird-watching. Dark sky at night, and excellent management team. A great play to stay or just spend a day.

Helpful?
Thank budzilla
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This park has great hiking trails. We walked on along the river and saw amazing views. There's swimming areas during certain times of the year.

Helpful?
Thank Destiny M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed hiking the upper Falls area first. Wear good, supportive shoes as you will be trekking downhill a lot. The river is beautiful, even in late winter. The crowds were low, even on a Saturday. We also hiked to Twin Falls--a little disappointing, but still beautiful. The trail is pretty and well marked, though more rugged than the upper... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Dirk M
Texas
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family rented a camper and affordably stayed at the park for two nights. The site provided plenty of space for the camper and our two tents. There were clean restrooms with toilets and showers a short walk away (no soap, though!). Since there were young children in our group, it was wonderful to have several small hiking trails from... More 

Helpful?
Thank Danielle C
Level Contributor
43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Trails over rocks, crossing streams, and looking across the river. A beautiful spot with many many miles of hiking trails.

Helpful?
Thank DrJRN
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get down to the falls is a little strenuous but getting back is much more difficult. Well worth it, if you're fit enough. Good facilities for bird photography and plenty of different habitat types. One of not many places to reliably see juniper hairstreaks, if you are a lepidopterist. The sort of place you keep going back to.

Helpful?
Thank Martin H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here wth my dog for a hike. I have been trying to explore Texas State Parks and this is a nice find. I ended up on a narrow path that I'm not sure was on the trail map, but it ended up winding around and back to the wider path I started on. It was fun to go... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jennifer W
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
126 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This state park is very scenic, with a lot of trails along water, waterfalls and other scenic attractions. There are even interpretive hikes seasonally on the weekends that are both enjoyable and informative. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
1 Thank Wyomite
texas
Level Contributor
51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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!

Helpful?
1 Thank cat2009Texas
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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.

Helpful?
Thank Michelle N

Travellers who viewed Pedernales Falls State Park also viewed

 

Been to Pedernales Falls State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pedernales Falls State Park and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Pedernales Falls State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?