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McKinney Falls State Park

5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
+1 512-243-1643
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Great Camping Close to Austin

Really nice Texas State Park with in easy drive to Austin. This is our second time staying here... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
just1backpack
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Beautiful!

This is a must to visit if you like nature. $6 per person will let you in to enjoy upper/lower... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monica E
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Houston, Texas
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This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, mountain biking and hiking.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion creek” (38 reviews)
“tent pad” (6 reviews)
“day trip” (21 reviews)
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5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
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"onion creek"
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"tent pad"
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"day trip"
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"mile hike"
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"city limits"
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"hiking and biking trails"
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"recent rain"
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"swimming hole"
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"enjoy nature"
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"per adult"
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"nice hike"
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"visitor center"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"austin area"
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"hill country"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really nice Texas State Park with in easy drive to Austin. This is our second time staying here. Great place to ride bike or hike. Visit the falls and swim. Spend the day or go camping. There is constant highway noise but the campsites are...More

Thank just1backpack
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must to visit if you like nature. $6 per person will let you in to enjoy upper/lower falls, picnic areas, the park is well taken care of, the restrooms are SUPER clean, there are animals around (we saw deers ❤️) and you...More

Thank Monica E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my son. We hiked and talked. When he was younger he learned to fish. Love the closeness to Austin. Be aware that shockingly Austin is hot in the summer. Much better in the spring or fall.

Thank ferrisdaveyjones
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great day trip for locals looking for something to do OUTDOORS ;)... Hike and look around, play in the water, makes it easy to pretend you enjoy whoever's company you happen to be in ;)

Thank Gabriel G
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We went for a walk at this park on a warm day in December. The falls area was popular with families and their dogs, people sitting on blankets. The picnic area was huge, clean, and deserted. We had a peaceful lunch and plenty of privacy....More

Thank Loretta S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We walked to the falls, the lower were better than the upper falls, Semi anticlimactic. Wouldn’t recommend going in December. We wanted to do the Homestead trail but the river was impassable. The trails were not clearly marked. At $6 a person, I do not...More

Thank Cecelia W
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Spent about 2 hours here in October as part of a Texas vacation. Some nice walking with some good views on the river. Cost about $6 a person. Can spend a couple of hours at state park. If in the area, think it worth a...More

Thank jeff77664
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We love stopping here for pictures. Go early to miss the people. We haven’t had a chance to camp here. We have even been here when the bluebonnets were a blanket across the ground.

Thank Cooper3339
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We stayed here 3 nights in our travel trailer and used the park as a home base while we explored Austin. It is about a 20 minute drive to Austin (depending on traffic, which is awful the closer you get into the city). We ended...More

Thank BettynEarl
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I just love this park with all of its beautiful areas -- Waterfalls, Swimming Holes, Hiking Trails, History, and Camping Sites. It's hard to believe that you are inside the city limits of Austin. You really don't realize it when inside the park. We will...More

Thank travelkng
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Charlotte H
10 October 2017|
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Response from texastraveller77 | Reviewed this property |
yes ... Group Recreation Hall ... good fr 75, has kitchen, restrooms, tables and chairs ...outdoor tables also ..tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls/fees-facilities/group-facilities
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Sandra D
30 June 2017|
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Response from Ted S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have only stayed there on a non-holiday, winter/late spring date. Hope it works out for you.
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Lalaina R
17 June 2017|
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Response from 435marjoriem | Reviewed this property |
I ve never seen any fire pits, but the bigger question is if there is a fire ban or not. Check w local park officials.
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