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Johnson City, Texas

Pedernales Falls State Park

Johnson City, Texas



Johnson City, Texas
Phone: (830) 868-7304

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $20 8/2016

Latitude: 30.31299613781
Longitude: -98.249686360359

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • 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 yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Site 45 had a pad just long enough for our travel trailer. We have a '12 Ram 3500 dually that we had to park sideways and were told it MUST be on the asphalt. No extra room for any other vehicles.

The picnic table was a little over 60 feet away. Very inconvenient. A LOT OF STICKERS!!!! Watch your little ones and dogs. Beautiful park, sites are relatively small for campers and vehicles.

Enjoyed the park. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful country and scenery. Went to the Falls where it was breath taking.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Park personnel were friendly and efficient. Our site, though somewhat small, was adequate for our 5th wheel and was clean and orderly. Deer amble around the park in the evenings and early mornings. They are shy but not frightened.

If you want to see, swim in, or fish in the river, you will have a pretty good hike ahead of you. Parking areas are quite a distance from the river, and trails are mostly up-and-down hill. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The 9-mile two lane road from Highway 281 to the park road is under construction for seven or so miles. The road narrows to one lane, at which point you have to wait for an escort vehicle to guide you along the one-lane road. There's no avoiding this, just grin and bear it.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I gave this a 9 because the park doesn't have full hookups. Other than that it is a great place to come. The sites are large and for the most part level. There are tons of great hiking spots and places to explore. I think we hit 7 or 8 geocaches while we were there. Lots of things to do somewhat close by - Fredericksburg, Johnson City, LBJ Ranch and so on. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in site 57 (water and 30A electric) at Pedernales Falls State Park. Many sites can accommodate large RV's, but a few are too small. Beautiful park. Great hiking and swimming. Scenic views. Park staff and hosts were great. Will definitely return. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This Texas state park is a well maintained park with clean restrooms/showers, friendly staff, and excellent hiking trails and scenery. It only offers a max of 30 amp electrical service and water - No sewer connections. This is a park we always wanted to visit, yet had not previously since it was not known as big rig friendly, yet I called and was told YES they could accommodate our 40' motorhome. There are about a half dozen sites deep enough to accommodate big rigs. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Bring all needed supplies & refreshments as no store in the park and closet is 25-30 minute drive each way.

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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We picked this park to visit the LBJ National and State parks. The park is in a very hilly part of Hill Country and is remote, about 8 miles to some limited services in Johnson City. Campground is about 30 miles from Austin. All sites in the water/electric camping area are paved. The park was full over Easter weekend, but on Sunday many cleared out. Fee does not include the daily per-person $5 entrance fee which adds up quickly. A Texas park pass waives those charges and pays back quickly with discounts. All sites were back-in, many were not level, but subject to correction. The area of the falls were popular with day users on a sunny afternoon. We would stay again. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older park with approximately 60 trailer sites. The sites aren't quite level, and are narrow - you can fit in a travel trailer with slide outs, but it's a squeeze. The park itself is beautiful, in the rolling Texas hill country. The Pedernales River cuts over uplifted limestone beds, creating 'falls'. I've yet to visit then the river was flowing fast enough to see it, though. There is an excellent bird blind near the falls, and a nice swimming section below them. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

What a wonderful St Park. Agree with previous raters that spaces are a bit short, narrow, need leveling (some VERY short, narrow and unlevel) and some tables and fire rings are in strange places (on opposite side from RV door), but the spaces are separated by trees and distance. The hiking is excellent, esp down to and along the river. The falls are spectacular. There are two bird watching blinds staffed by volunteers--do NOT miss this! There is a wonderful winery (Texas Hills) and in town the Silver K restaurant is wonderful. Since it's close to Austin and San Antonio, I suspect it gets crowed at times, but we can't wait to return all year round, but esp during the summer to use the river's picturesque swimming area. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is nice. As far as big rig access, yes it can be accessed in a big rig but parking is a different situation. We supposedly had one of the larger sites and with our 38 ft MH I had to park the toad across the front. Most of the spaces would be limited to 28 ft. Good birding location and nice view of the Pedernales river. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet state park. Sites are short and not built for RVs. The table and fire ring are on the back side of RVs. 90% of the sites are very shady and private feeling. The park has nice trails and two bath facilities. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice and primitive CG. Very well shaded and there are spaces that are spread out and some together if needed. The falls are very peaceful listening to and not for the weary to get down to. Lots of hiking and biking trails. We had a great time during spring break even with CG full. Its a very big park - 5000+ acres. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very old, very primitive campground. The site pads are short (we have a 27" travel trailer and a standard truck) and were just barely to fit. Picnic tables are at each site but are not conveniently situated - 25 or more feet away. The pads were set up where everything is off to the opposite side of where most people normally have their trailer doors. We couldn't open our awning. The park was not mowed but with all the recent flooding in Texas, maybe they were just behind. It was too primitive for us. We found that this campground was way too much in the boonies. Our vacation involved sight-seeing in the Hill Country and everything was a drive - just to get out of the park and on the road. If you want to spend time at the campground and nothing more, it is nice for that, but not to get in and out of regularly. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park for adults and teenagers, smaller children did not have a playground. Lots of hiking opportunities. Hikes are pleasant, but the trails are not well marked. Campsites seemed close, but could have just been our neighbors. Park host were helpful. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2006 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Great little park out in the boonies. If you have health problems, you can be in trouble. It is 13 miles by road to Johnson City and all they have are two band aids and an asprin. That was my only thought. Everyone was great, it is a nature area so you have to think roughing it (yeah, in an RV) The normal antenna TV was very good, had 7 channels. Only gave it an 8 because of a long walk to the showers and rest rooms. Also a long walk down to the river, but worth it. We camped at Pedernales Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

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