Tent camped 21JUL 1 night.
Super clean park, good trails and great water features. The whole thing is kind of built around a couple swimming holes, which are the main attractions, and pretty amazing.
Sites were big and well treed. Super secluded and plenty of shade to be had.
Trails aren’t close to the sites, so you’ve got to drive once you are setup, which might not be an issue for most, but I like to dig in then hit the trails.
This was one night camp 6/10 for me in my campmaster project and it was fantastic.
Hot but no rain.
This is such a wonderful state park! Great hiking trails, two swimming holes, well spaced out camping sites with electricity and water. We stayed here because it was close to the airport and had a flight to catch. It was only a 9 min drive. It's about 20 minutes from downtown Austin but still offers a peaceful nature retreat and a wonderful spot to cool down in hot Texas summers.
This park is close to Austin and is a great place to get away. Campgrounds were clean - you can use tents or hook up a trailer here. There are restrooms and hot showers, but I haven't used them so I am not sure if they're any good, but they're available. The park closes at 10pm but if you're camping overnight, you'll get a gate code so you can leave and return anytime. The falls were beautiful. Definitely will be coming back here!
Set alongside onion creek in East Austin, this park has a beautiful hiking and camping spots- and it doesn’t stop there. Camp at one of the 80 some campsites and fish an afternoon away.
Sites were plenty big with electric and running water. The great part is the swimming. The water was warm, and it was perfect for new swimmers with floaties and advanced swimmers. There's a place where you can jump off the rocks into the water.
Beautiful spot for hiking and overnight camping. Set by the river there are bathrooms as well as parking spots available. Very nice get away from the city scene
McKinney Falls is close to where I live. Have been here many times for camping as well as just a day trip. Always enjoy this park.
Camped here a long time ago, so this is my recollection. First get your reservations as they are a must. This place is close to Austin, so it gets crowded. The water here is fun and pretty, great flat hikes over pitted and scoured rocks. Snapping turtles in the water. Camp sites are nice, flat dirt with plenty of big oaks all around, fire pits, tables, and lantern holders provided. Nice spacing and all kinds of rigs can fit in here. I don’t recall that they have hookups. Bird watching is great here. All around a great state park. Reason for four stars: the park is being surrounded, literally, by urban development, and when hiking on the trails you often can come right up to it. So the tranquility of the area is impacted. Come here for a bit of nature, with easy access to services. Don’t expect to be out in the middle of nowhere. We came with a 35 foot fifth wheel and loved our site. Would definitely come again if in the area.
This state park is a little outside of Austin near the airport. The park stays busy and it’s easy to see why– it’s really nice with waterfalls you can check out in the park and it isn’t far from the airport. We had a great stay here and will definitely check it out again if in the area. Although– watch the branches if you are in a bigger rig– we watched a guy hit one and mess up his roof. Also, if you will be camping in Texas State Parks a bit be sure to get the annual Texas State Parks pass– it will end up saving you a lot of money! Also, we went to a nearby market to buy what we thought was salsa(see pictures)– it definitely wasn’t and it was sooo spicy!!
Make sure the water level is up, during my second visit to this park the water was low and not moving. The water was nasty in some spots due to stagnant water. However, beautiful when the water level is normal or up and Plenty of good hiking trails as well.