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Pedernales Falls State Park

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Address: Box 450 RR 1, Johnson City, TX 78636-9801
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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.

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Just got back from the park,had 2 friends from Germany who wanted to see TEXAS,we took them to the falls and walked upstream to see the all the little falls/water holes and all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
DKinaustin
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just got back from the park,had 2 friends from Germany who wanted to see TEXAS,we took them to the falls and walked upstream to see the all the little falls/water holes and all the neat rocks in the river bed. Also took them swimming in the swim area,water cold but worth it!,only 10 people in the water. Tons of WILDFLOWERS... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by Pedernales Falls on our way home from our stay in Fredericksburg. I had mixed feelings about visiting because all of the pictures I had seen seemed a little dreary. The place looks exactly like it does in the pictures. It is slightly dreary because when you get down to the falls, there's not much color - just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited Garner, Lost Maples and Pedernales Falls all on the same week. We arrived at 7:30 am and there was NO LINE! The hiking trails and the hiking in general is only so/so in our opinion and we are frequent TX State Park hikers. The facilities were nice, but the trails were not as clearly marked and others. If... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The falls were much more impressive than we had imagined. We managed to kill a couple of hours climbing and exploring. Wish we had more time to explore other trails, but we couldn't get the kids off the rocks!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great for our kids age 2.5 & 6. They enjoyed hiking and climbing! The Falls were beautiful and everything was so green! I highly recommend getting there early in the day!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove into PFSP this morning about 10:00. We beat the rush to the river / falls parking but just barely. Absolutely beautiful. So much to explore but with three boys (3, 6 and 7) we have to move fairly slowly. Some big rocks to climb but boy is the scenery cool. Amazing a place like this can be so close... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a drive through the winding roads leading to the main campground. There is a $6.00 fee per person or $20.00 per family. There is a beautiful scenic spot perfect for photography

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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful waterfalls, I didn't't know the park was as large as it is. Love the natural plants and flowers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our objective was to hit the mountain biking trails which were fun. Be sure to take the short hike into the falls too. Beautiful.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loved the rock scrambling along the Pedernales Falls area - no trail and many ways to take. Each scramble offers a different view of the lovely blue green waters of the Pedernales. Another fun hike was the Lookout Loop, which includes a fun river crossing at the trammel. Very serene with all the bubbling, running water. Bring a... More 

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