McKinney Falls State Park

     


Austin, Texas
Phone: (512) 243-1643

Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $24 1/2015


Latitude: 30.1803024292279
Longitude: -97.7217149734497

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-stream Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

49 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

AirstreamSJ

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Buzz777

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Major Dad

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

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 13
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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plasma800

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

Date of Stay: - $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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kgarrett9999

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Tetrode

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
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The campground in this Texas state park shows some signs of age. Most sites have 30 amp service with 50 amps being available at a few. All the sites are gravel. Many, but not all, are level. Most have adequate clearance for big rigs. We found the staff very friendly and helpful, but were a little put off by the $6.00 daily entrance fee we had to pay (thus the $34.00 nightly fee). This park sustained damage from the 2013 Halloween flood. The visitors center is closed due to flooding and may be closed for some time. The short Rock Shelter trail is closed. The longer Homestead and Onion Creek trails are both open. Still there is plenty to do in the park and you can't beat the location so close to Austin. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jake21

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
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A great state park. Easy to maneuver in our 40ft with tow. Paved roads and sites. We had a pull through and we were able to get satellite reception. Easy access to Austin and the toll road that by-passes I-35. No sewer, there is a dump station with freshly trimmed trees, so clearance is not an issue. There are mountain bike and hiking trails. Gave it a 7 due to lack of amenities. Otherwise, a great place to camp. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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LivinTheDream

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
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We made reservations on-line. When we had to change them there was a $5 charge. We stayed three nights. The park is quiet at night, a little noise from the traffic on McKinney Falls Parkway and an occasional bit of jet noise from the airport that is about 2 miles east. The park is not in the approach path for the airport. We paid $24 for 50 amp service. The pull through site is a crescent off to the side of the road with the water/power post between the road and parking. I almost scraped the power post with our 40 foot motor home, backed up repositioned and got into the site with a few branches lightly brushing the coach. Some tree trimming would help. We were able to level on this site, the campground is on a gently sloping hillside and may not be as level on other sites. Our site was near the top of the hill closest to the parkway. There is a low hanging branch (10 ft) over the sewer dump so we were unable to use it. Power is good and there is shade at least on one side. Even with trees we had satellite TV on our site and good AT&T phone and T-Mobile hot spot coverage. Staff was friendly and courteous, after hours check in not so convenient, but available. We will stay here again. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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krb

Review Count: 78
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $24.00
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We had purchased the Texas State Park annual pass for $70 which gave us four 1/2 price camping nights. Without the pass, there is an additional day use fee of between $4 and $8 per person per day which makes the camping rates at the state parks too high. We had site #14, a water and 50 amp electric paved pull-through level site. The site was nice and large and we were able to get a satellite signal. This is a very nice and quiet park during the week. Great hiking and biking trails that would be better if they were marked more clearly. Beautiful, natural setting with two waterfalls. Very nice and clean bathrooms. We camped at McKinney Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Top Tips for this Campground

  • Be sure to visit the Bullock Texas History Museum

    Major DadJanuary 2015
  • 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.

    AirstreamSJFebruary 2015

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