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Pedernales Falls State Park

2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636-4188
+1 830-868-7304
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Nice place to visit

This is a good park to visit. There are some viewpoints over the falls and several trails. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St_matty
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Spring, Texas
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Great get-away spot off the beaten path

It’s a drive to get to the park (relatively remote) but up & down the hills of TX on backroads is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mymeme0226
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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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” (138 reviews)
“on the rocks” (18 reviews)
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2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636-4188
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good park to visit. There are some viewpoints over the falls and several trails. You can also walk down to the water when it's not that full and walk around the area. Nice place to relax.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a drive to get to the park (relatively remote) but up & down the hills of TX on backroads is pretty. Drove through campground (we were camped at Blanco State Park) - not sure why most campsites closed, but appeared poised for updates of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't really comment on the falls or the swimming here, but for hikers Pedernales Falls State Park is a great place to visit. It's only $6 entry per person or free for your whole car if you have an annual Texas State Park Pass....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was hot and the water was down, but it was still facinating. I would imagine that it is even more fun when the river is running, giving you all kinds of pools and falls to swim in. We got to go back and do...More

1  Thank Dale G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This would probably be more akin to a very rocky river. The falls are easy to access from the parking lot. There are a couple of swimming pool areas at the falls, in addition to a bit of river fishing. The rock formations are huge,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I went for a hike here for the first time! It was a really nice hike (there were a few to choose from) and great to be able to cool off in the water afterwards!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over spring break, many places fill and they won't let any more cars in, but Pedernales has lots of space and was open for visiting. The hiking options are cool because you can do an easy scroll, scramble over fairly easy rocks, or climb all...More

Thank TexasMargs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Austin and this was recommended by a friend. It was a very nice excursion and very interesting from a geological/hydrological standpoint. It was cool seeing the various artesian springs with the water percolating up from underground. Lots of bird activity, but I...More

Thank Tom A
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We took a weekend trip out to the falls for hiking this month. It was unseasonably cold, so instead of doing the 5 mile hike, opted to just hit the falls. Was not disappointed. We were able to walk as far as we wanted in...More

1  Thank Sariebarie
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Be sure to visit all Pedernales has to offer. Perhaps start with the "bird blind"; even if you are not a "birder" the wonder of the birds you will see is awe inspiring. Be sure to walk the trails. There are trail types for all...More

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deewessels2018
30 March 2018|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
On the park map they show one, in the camping area, at the excess parking area.. go to tpwd, parks, pedernales and download a park map. It shows everything on the park.
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balcal2018
27 February 2018|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
The state park entry , 5 or 7 dollars, is the only fee. Also, in Texas, if you visit another state park, on the same day, show them your receipt from the park you just visited and you get into that park free. Be sure to go... More
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Meagan B
1 January 2018|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
I think they are separated by a good 30-40 feet. Some more and some less. Lots of trees too!
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