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 choice! It's a quick 30 miles west of Austin. 69 sites sit in the center of the park, all equipped with a picnic table, water and 30-amp electric.
Sites 11-20 are close to a scenic overlook of Twin Falls, though all sites are pretty darn equidistant from all park activities!
Don't miss the parks, art galleries, and museums of nearby Johnson City, just 10 miles west of the park.
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Biking around the scenic hill country that is Pedernales Falls State Park, there are amazing trails for mountain biking of all ...Read more
Fishing on the river is common at Pedernales Falls State Park. There is no fishing pier, but set up anywhere on the shoreline! ...Read more
Hiking around Pedernales is absolutely beautiful. There are seven trails within the park that range from .4 miles to 9 miles lo...Read more
Bring your horse to explore 10 miles of rugged trail. The trail is very rocky with some steep slopes. Due to the conditions of ...Read more
You can tube, canoe or kayak the river. Set up in at the swimming area or Trammell's Crossing Trail. For safety purposes, you a...Read more
There is rock climbing available on the Wolf Mountain Trail. The best spot is about a 20-minute hike in. Make sure you do not c...Read more
Swimming in the river is available year round! After a crazy storm, the rivers can flood so be aware of the strong currents. Fo...Read more
Wildlife is typical in the Texas hill country. Along with a variety of plants and animals, there are more than 150 species of b...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Pedernales Falls Campground.
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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.
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.
Wolf Mountain Trail is nike hike. If you go be sure and swing by Jones Spring. It's officially "off limits" and you should view it from the tail unless you're feeling a little bold.
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!