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.
There are so many trails to hike and explore at Pedernales Falls. We saw lots of wildlife and beautiful flowers. The river is amazing to swim in and the falls are simply breathtaking :D
My wife and I made the trip out to Pedernales and was pleasantly surprised. Directions were easy to follow, hiking was nice, and river was an awesome place to hang out during the day.
Pedernales Falls is a beautiful place to go visit. The main falls are great to play around and check out.
There are also a few secret falls that the Rangers will tell you about if you ask nicely.
The hiking trails are marked and maintained well.
Campsites are nice and have fire rings and water.
Pay to enter and for camping sites. You can backpack in to some of the primitive sites or stay in the HUGE camping spots. The sites are mostly private and have tent areas as well as pads for campers. You could fit a group of people all one one site with room to spare! Well kept. Bring your hiking boots and swimming suit.
This park is absolutely beautiful. The river that flows through it has plenty of rocks to scramble on and explore, and the swimming is great. I definitely would recommend taking the time to visit this park, especially since it's so close to Austin.
These campground are spacious and cheap enough you can book a few for even more space from your neighbor. Swimming opportunities, although during the summer months it can get warm. In the evening wild pigs (which are not scared of you!!) come around the sites, so leash your dogs!
Large sites, friendly wildlife and gorgeous views makes this a favorite! All sites have parking for cars and or campers, water, electricity, picnic table with lantern hook, and fire pit / grill. The lots have plenty of room for a tent and it would be easy to hit the site max of 8 ppl with a camper and tent. Some lots were easily 3/4 of an acre! Trails were beautiful and well maintained. The falls are always spectacular. They had ice and firewood for sale at the park manager site so it was close to where you were staying. (In July at least.) Restrooms were clean and modern. Have to mention that with all the landmarks, wineries, distilleries, antique shops, etc. it would be easy to spend a whole week here… And then Austin is 30 minutes away!
Pedernales Falls is my favorite state park to visit in my area. It has fishing and swimming spots, and of course camping grounds. Sometimes I just sit down to marvel at natures beauty.
I Love this park. Several miles of hiking trails. The Pedernales river flows for miles through the park, so you can go swimming with others or find your own spot. Primitive sites consist of a two mile hike-in. They are far away from regular campsites, making you feel like you have the park to yourself.
Beautiful park, awesome trails and a beautiful waterfall, perfect place to go for beautiful river access