McKinney Falls State Park
3 rating
(3)
Location
Address: 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, Texas 78744
GPS: 30.180636, -97.722337
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Local Directions: From town: Go 4-1/4 mi S on US-183, then 2 mi W on local road. Entrance fee required.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-512-243-1643
Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/sp...
Email: customer.service@tpwd.state.tx...

Open
All year
Gate Hours: 8 AM to 10 PM

  Sites
81 RV Sites, 81 Tent Sites, 12 50 Amps, 81 Electric and Water

Rates
Daily Rates: $20.00 - $24.00
Payment Methods: MasterCard, VISA

Facilities & Services
Dump Station, WiFi

Recreation
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Playground, Swimming

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Description
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April 17, 2014: The portion of the Rockshelter Trail that is in the flood plain remains closed due to damage from the Oct. 31, 2013 flood.

Walk-in primitive campsites are no longer available and will not be rebuilt. The screened shelters are being converted to limited-use cabins and are no longer available.
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Total Sites81
   
RV Sites81
   
Tent Sites81
Electric and Water (81)
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  Hours Description Fees
Controlled Access Gate  
Dump Station  
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Limited Groceries  
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  Hours Description Fees
Amphitheater  
Biking  
Fishing  
Golf Nearby  
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Average Rating
3 star rating
(3)
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3 star rating
OK but a bit noisy.
BrentB
Bronze
March 3, 2014
This park has about 6 miles of hiking & biking trails, but there has been some damage done by recent floods and 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 wi-fi at headquarters, but we got no signal at our nearby campsite. The falls are scenic and are worth checking out.

We stayed here in a Travel Trailer.
 
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3 star rating
Extremely nice campground
Volunteeria
Newbie
February 25, 2012
Campground was very spacious. Lots of room between sites. Nice trails for walking or biking. Staff is cordial. Out of staters beware of the extra charges of $5 per person or $70 for an annual pass in addition to the camping fee. Really close to the city of Austin.

We stayed here in a Travel Trailer.
 
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4 star rating
A great getaway so close to Austin
SarahWong
Bronze
December 28, 2011
This state park is so peaceful and secluded that it's almost hard to believe that it's so close to downtown Austin and all the popular sights. It's right by the river and has really nice and roomy sites with water and electric hookups. No cable, but that's to be expected. There's wi-fi at the office, though. Would have been so great if the place had sewer hookups too, but we can't have it all now, can we? There are also excellent hiking and biking trails in the area. We loved it here and we'll return.

We stayed here in a Class A Motorhome.
 
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2 star rating
McKinney Falls tent camping or day play
sunbunny
Bronze
February 4, 2010
I have camped at McKinney Falls and decided I wont go back. Now this is only my experience so I do actually recommend going to see it for yourself because you may really enjoy your trip.

They really enforce the rules here and have a park ranger come check up periodically.
My dog was restricted to being tied up which just makes her bark.
The grounds are beautiful but you can't really just pop your tent up anywhere, the spots designated for primitive camping are all crammed together in a row. (No privacy, so I hope you like your neighbor! Then to get to the water you'll have to walk for a long time, away from your site.
I have gotten poison ivy from every visit.
If there is water flowing at all then sometimes it seems worth it though.
 
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