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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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Nice hike in October

Coming from NH it was nice to be in the warm sunshine in October. There was a nice breeze and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pembroke, New Hampshire
A hiker’s dream!

This is paradise for a hiker. After a short walk to the falls, you will have endless flat rocks to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen G
San Antonio, Texas
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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” (50 reviews)
“the river” (134 reviews)
“state park” (53 reviews)
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Box 450 RR 1, Johnson City, TX 78636-9801
+1 830-868-7304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is paradise for a hiker. After a short walk to the falls, you will have endless flat rocks to hike on. The water is beautiful but dangerous in a flash flood. It’s beautiful here! We loved it!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The falls were Beautiful. Started out early before it got too hot. I couldn't imagine doing this in the heat of the day. Appropriate shoes a must. Landscape is stunning. Upon checking out the campgrounds, we decided we will never camp here...there are NO pads...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Texas State Park. Falls rock formation amazing. River temp in the swimming area was perfect for this 80+ Texas day.

Thank sjfulton4
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I've never been to a state park like this before! There were so many different rocks and no rhyme or reason to the way the water flows. It was fun to hike over the rock formations and feel the cool water. Didn't swim, but it...More

Thank Julianne D
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Many different, pretty options to choose in this park ... hiking trails and a swimming area. This past weekend we only went to the swimming hole - the water level was high, but not too fast. Our boys loved swimming and floating around. The hidden...More

Thank RachelMG1
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

A great place to take kids to experience playing in a river. There are also at least one creek we found with water deep enough to jump in. Wear shoes that will stay on better than flip flops. Old tennis shoes would be great. You...More

Thank texasdetroit
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Pedernales Fall trail was beautiful and so was the swimming area. The swimming area got busy, but it was still a good time. We hiked Jones Spring and Wolf trails. The weren't as difficult as anticipated, but there wasn't much shared....be prepared!

Thank mbal499
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We combined a Pedernales Falls afternoon trip with the Hamilton Pool in the morning. I didn't have high expectations, but it was fantastic. The kids could have climbed the rocks all day, and when they finally started to get tired and hot, we drove over...More

2  Thank Matt E
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Pedernales Falls is beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. The water is clear blue and everywhere you look is good for a picture. We hiked about one mile up away from the hustle and bustle and although there is no swimming allowed we actually...More

Thank siracides3321
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Jill W
29 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
22 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
26 May 2017|
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Response from budzilla | Reviewed this property |
There are a few shorter hikes - the path to the Falls is not that long, and starts from a parking area at the trailhead. Trammel's Crossing and Twin Falls trails are also manageable at less than a mile one way each. If... More