Austin, Texas

McKinney Falls State Park

Austin, Texas



Austin, Texas
Phone: (512) 243-1643

Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $20 6/2015

Latitude: 30.1803024292279
Longitude: -97.7217149734497

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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51 Reviews

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PatPerry1966

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
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Mixed feelings regarding this campground. Overall, the park was clean, well organized but was kinda pricy for the substandard bathroom facilities.

We bought the state park pass, otherwise it would have been $6.00/per person/per night..or $44 a night including the park access fee.

I was disappointed in the restroom/shower facilities because they were small, outdated, hot and water temp and pressure varied between each of the stalls. All of the bathroom facilities are in dire need of a ground up makeover! We have been to Colorado and Arkansas and their bathroom facilities are orders of magnitude better that what is available at McKinney Falls. It does the job that it's designed to do, but not much more.

Swimming at the falls was pretty cool, and made the trip worthwhile. I would stay there again. Best sites were 45, 46, 47. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Franklin's BBQ in Austin-opens at 11 am for lunch only, but there is already a line. Congress Ave bridge at dusk to see the bats, New Braunfels to tube down the Comal & Guadalupe river.

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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $23.00
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Arriving without a reservation on a Sunday afternoon, we were assigned a spot in a small loop - but encouraged to choose any site we wanted. We kept our assigned site, so nice! The gravel loop-road and our gravel site were well maintained and almost level. The wide sites with shrubs and trees provided nice shade and privacy. Having water and electricity on site was wonderful. The park has a nice trail for hiking between the upper and lower falls. More trails were available for biking, walking and biking. Families were swimming near the falls, and were fishing further down the trails. While close to Austin and it's wide variety of music, the campground is quiet.

The gates are locked at 10PM, no late check-in is available. We watched downtown Austin's million bats emerge from their bridge home for night time feeding, and still enter after hours with our already paid-camper code.

My Verizon coverage was okay.

We would return. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Close to Austin, but quiet.

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smitty12

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
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We really liked this park. Spacious sites with lots of woods for privacy. The way the campground is laid out, you have lots of bends and curves which gives the property a more private feeling. We had one neighbor across from us, and other than that, others were in sight but a nice distance away. Especially like the check in procedure. They assign you a site, and have a binder with photos of all the sites, and if you see something else in binder that looks more suitable, or you get to your site and see something else around that looks better to you, you call them and they change the site for you. We needed a perfectly level site to have some repair work done, and this system worked really well for us. This is a great location to visit all the attractions in Austin. The campground has a couple of water features that shouldn't be missed, the Upper and Lower Falls. Camped here in travel trailer and will be back. Yes, the daily park use fees are a nuisance but we are in Texas for a month or so, so it made sense to buy the yearly pass. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the LBJ Library, Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Gardens, Amy's Ice Cream, and the nitely bat flight out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge each evening during "bat season." During the height of the season, 1.5 million bats emerge each nite. Quite a site. And do I need to say more about BBQ?

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mac2school

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
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Quiet park, level spaces in the woods. Great trails and activities. Bring bug spray! Friendly staff. TX parks require the addt'l per person, per day fee, so consider an annual pass. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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Buzz777

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $24.00
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Great location, quiet, just outside Austin, lots of trees. Park is poorly maintained. Might be in Texas they love to develop money generating business, but don't put much into their public sector. Trails are paved and falling apart. Sites are narrow, roads are narrow. Showers are freezing and old, terrible maintenance, peeling paint, etc. costs more than nightly rate as you have to buy a $70 annual pass or pay the $6 nightly entrance fee on top of camping fee. No sewer, but water and 50 amp for the rate. Sites are not level, they just trimmed low overhanging branches!! We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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AirstreamSJ

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $32.00
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We almost didn't stay here after reading some of the negative comments by other reviewers but we're glad we did. We had an excellent, spacious and private site. Yes, the sites and roads are paved and have been patched but most were not in bad shape; we didn't even need leveling blocks at this site. Verizon wireless data worked well here. Bathrooms were in OK shape, cold water in sinks and no soap or paper towels. Our one complaint is the Texas State Park systems policy of charging for a campsite ($20) PLUS charging a daily use fee of $6 per person. This pushed our site rate up to $32 for a water and electric site which we think is high for a State Park. Other than this pricing our stay was very nice and we would return again if in the area. One night we twice heard a pack of coyotes running through the camp yipping and howling, very cool. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Race fans, this campground is only about 7 miles from Circuit of the Americas which is one of the newest and best race tracks in the US.

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gmbmailbox

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $24.00
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Great park close to Austin and easy to visit the hill country from this area. Very large pull thru sites. Great park staff. Another great Texas State Park. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Major Dad

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $24.00
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Beautiful park and trails to be so close to a major city. Bathouses are in terrible shape and need to be rebuilt. Some trails need to be repaired and reopened. The roads and campsites need repaving. Many sites are not level, but it is a state park in a hilly area so that is to be expected. Some sites are wooded, others in the open. The campsites are spacious. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to visit the Bullock Texas History Museum

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Yikes

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $32.00
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Beautiful surroundings and private sites. Close to the city and still had good hiking trails. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Todd Fogelberg

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
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Less than 10 miles from downtown Austin. You can't beat this park for convenience to the Austin metro area and price. Large sites, very friendly professional park staff, low rates (who complains about a $20 campsite?), and most importantly, electric at the site here in hot Texas. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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BrentB

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
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This park has about 6 miles of hiking & biking trails, but there has been some damage done by recent floods. The walk-in campground, visitor's center, and Rock Shelter trail are closed as a result. Some roads are narrow and some sites are not level. There are lots of birds singing, but unfortunately you also hear noise from the nearby vehicular and aircraft traffic. There is supposed to be WiFi at headquarters, but we got no signal at our nearby campsite. The falls are scenic and are worth checking out. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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abqnm

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $20.00
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Had a nice site, level, shaded, private. Hiking trails were good. A recent flood has devastated the areas near the creek. One visitor center building was closed and a large picnic area also closed for cleanup. Lots of downed trees. Quiet, although some road noise as we happened to picked a site near the road. Would camp here again. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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sblanck

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $24.00
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First off I am unsure why the rates at this park are so high. It doesn't reflect in the amenities offered. They have one shower house per camping loop with two showers for men and women. There was a line to use the facilities. Roads are very narrow and I am really unsure how the bigger rigs got in and out of their spots. Most back in sites are at 70 degree or greater off the main road. Have to be very skilled to get a trailer backed in and avoid all the trees. Pull through's are sharp hoops. Sites are not level and you need to be sure and have plenty of leveling blocks. Wildlife is nice, lots of deer to watch in the morning and evening. Falls are nice and the old historic sites are interesting. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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kgarrett9999

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $20.00
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The sites are a mixture of pull-throughs and back-ins with adequate space between sites. I was assigned a pull-through and was directed to travel around the loop to the right in order to pull in with the utilities correctly positioned. The road through the loop is bi-directional and too narrow in my opinion for multiple rigs traveling opposite directions, but this wasn't a problem when I arrived in our 20' trailer. Portions of the park are being repaired due to severe flooding in 2013 and therefore closed. This really only impacts the walk-in tent sites and a picnic area. Both were still accessible for hiking. The river and the falls are clean and the water is crystal clear. In places I could see 10-15 to the bottom though the majority of the water doesn't appear to be this deep. My dog loved playing in the numerous puddles in the bedrock. This State Park is just minutes from the airport and not much further from downtown Austin. Very easy to find and yet isolated except for the occasional jet taking off/landing. My only complaint was that the restroom nearest my camp site did not have showers though there were showers on the other side of the loop. Not really a complaint, but in general this is an old state park and the trails and facilities reflect the age. Maintenance appears to be generally current, however the hiking/bike paths were rough in places and I didn't feel comfortable riding my bike on them. They are definitely better suited to mountain bikes rather than my recumbent that I brought with me. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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plasma800

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $29.00
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We stayed here just one night while passing through. Based on the previous review of a 40' making it through, we decided to come on in. The attendant gave us spot 63, a moon shaped pull through. There was NO way my 40' was gonna be able to pull in that skinny space without taking out the power pole and water, plus low hanging trees kept us out. We spied a second spot, a back in, but again a branch ended that. We eventually found another back in spot but it was very difficult to get into due to the narrow road we were backing in from and branches on the swing side. We made it, but barely and with white knuckles. Since we are in the back of the park, I had a chance to see the whole place, and I would NEVER recommend that anyone bring anything over 36' in here. Also, slides are a problem because of the trees. They need to do some trimming around here big time. Like the previous poster said, the dump station is super narrow with a gigantic tree next to it. I squeezed in with 1 inch to spare. (white knuckles) That being said, once in the spot, the park is ok. There are lots of campers nearby in tents, and a couple of 5th wheels. It's quiet, but I'm ready to leave, and nervous about pulling out. There is a drop off on each side of this narrow site, so pulling out must be precisely done the way I came in. When back in, my back tires had to rotate within 3 inches of the fall off. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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