Flowing over and around huge slabs of limestone, the Pedernales River can be turbulent. But most often it is tranquil, and a great place to relax and recharge. We are just 30 miles west of Austin. Come over for an afternoon swim or hike, or load up your gear for an overnight adventure. The river awaits!
Choose a site with water and electricity or hike to a primitive site. Bring your group to the Youth Group Camp or Equestrian Group Camp.
This is one of my favorite Texas state parks. The hiking trails are great, campsites and facilities are well maintained, and the scenery is beautiful.
We went camping over memorial weekend at Pedernales Falls. We did the primitive camping. This was some of the best TEXAS camping we've done. We found a really nice spot that was on the cliffside and had an incredible view of the hill country. It was isolated enough from other campsites. We saw deer in the morning in the grassy area next to our tent. We also found a path down to the river that was close by.
This is not one of our favorites but we like to hike and the views are great. They have some drive thru campsites for anyone that’s new to backing an RV. There is not much shade and they have some repair areas. The swimming area is good for small children but not really that big. It’s far from Johnson City or Austin so it’s best to take supplies with you.
Family loved playing in the river and hiking. Great place for families with small children. Park staff was amazingly helpful.
This is a park that we have been to multiple times. It is beautiful. The RV sites are Water and Electric only. There are primitive sites as well as water only for tent camping. The sites are large and there is wildlife everywhere. In my pictures you will see we had a deer walk right into our site several times. There are tons of trails and geocaches around the park. Make sure you hike down to the falls and wander up and down the river. There are tons of small alcoves that are private and make for beautiful pictures.
Went out here to camp with some friends back in 2016 when I was in grad school. Some of my friends brought their dogs to this pet-friendly site, and we camped out in the group campground. We didn't mind being around other people, and it wasn't too noisy when we went. Good space to set up a few tents. Hiked the trails with the dogs, and there are some good vantage points on some of the trials with scenic views over the landscape.
There are RV pads and sites or campers can choose to hike in to a primitive camping location. The hike into Wolf Mountain Trail for camping is about 2 miles with a couple creek crossings. This is a very popular area of the park, lots of people bring their dogs and a vaulted toilet is located close by. Absolutely beautiful place to explore and hike.
Beautiful area. Losts of hills area. The river is awesome. Have to walk a little to get to the river.
We spent a weekend here, we stayed at the camper sight. The trails here are awesome, the staff is friendly and the sights are out of this world. The falls are beautiful and you can walk right up to them. There’s more trails than you can shake a stick at! We will be going back for sure, perhaps to a primitive sight next time.
Roughly 2.5 mile (easy) walk in, plenty of open space. Don’t settle for the first site you see, they seem to get better (and closer to restroom) the farther you go into the campsites.