Other than the youth group area, an equestrian group camp, and 2-mi. hike-in primitive sites, Pedernales Falls Campground is your one and only...
Pedrenales main falls gets a lot of the attention but overall, this park is really fantastic! The Wolf Mountain Trail is world class and offers so many great views. Try to visit the park after a period of rainfall so you can see the roaring river in its prime!
Beautiful park with a diversity of trails, rivers and lagoons to explore. If you are visiting during the warmer months, be sure to watch out for snakes and carry a snake-bite kit if you have one. We've seen many Cottonmouth snakes hanging around the river near little coves.
I initially booked a reservation for the primitive campsite (no pets) but decided to bring my dog with me at the last minute. Fortunately they were able to accommodate me in the regular camp area. The campsites are spaced apart and there are two shower facilities. Since I went in the off-season (January), there weren't too many campers there, which was nice. As a solo female traveler I felt safe at all times. There are also several trails next to the campgrounds if you don't feel like jumping in your car to drive around the park.
We've gone hiking here over a dozen times as we used to live right down the road. It's dog friendly and many places for them to cool off and drink from the rivers, great swimming area lots of steal stairs but totally worth it! Wolf mountain is worth the hike too really beautiful and heavy wooded park. One of my favorite parks I hold close to my heart very family friendly!
Pedernales is a lovely spot, any time of year. I have gone in summer as well as in the rainy season to see the waters raging. Its amazing to see the difference between a peaceful river and falls, to the power behind a few stormy days. We like to make our way to the main falls and wander around, there are plenty of pools to jump over and explore. Great place for kids!
Pedernales Falls State Park, 5211.7 acres in Blanco County east of Johnson City, was acquired from private owners in 1970 and was opened in 1971. It is located along the banks of the scenic Pedernales River. This area, formerly the Circle Bar Ranch, is representative of typical Edwards Plateau terrain.