Address: 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, Texas 78744
GPS: 30.180752, -97.722007
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Local Directions: Located 13 miles Southeast of the state capitol in Austin off of U.S. Highway 183. Take McKinney Falls Parkway from U.S. 183 South straight to the park entrance.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-512-243-1643
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-792-1112
Website: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-pa...
Email: McKinneyFallsSP@tpwd.texas.gov
Office Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Saturday-Thursday; 8:30 AM-6:30 PM, Friday

All year
Check In: 2 PM Campsites; 3 PM Cabins
Check Out: 12 PM Campsites; 11 AM Cabins
Gate Hours: 8 AM-10 PM

81 RV Sites, 81 Tent Sites, 81 Electric and Water, 69 30 Amps, 12 50 Amps

6 Cabins / Cottages

Daily Rates: $20.00 - $86.00
Payment Methods: Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, Hot Showers, WiFi

Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Playground, Swimming

All Ages, Pet Restrictions

Max RV Length 115 ft
Group Camp

Primitive camping area for youth groups can accommodate up to 50 campers/15 vehicles. Fee is $75/night.
Total Sites81
RV Sites81
Tent Sites81
Max RV Length115 ft
Electric and Water (81)
Rental Units
Total Rental Units6
Cabins / Cottages6
Cabin / Cottage
Sites Rental Units Miscellaneous
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Basic Groceries  
Bathhouse / Restrooms  
Controlled Access Gate  
Dump Station  
Flush Toilets  
Handicap Facilities  
Hot Showers  
  Hours Description Fees
Biking   Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail
Bird Watching   Painted Buntings
Golf Nearby  
Hiking   Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail, Rock Shelter Trail
Recreation Hall  
Swimming   Onion Creek
Wildlife Watching   White-tailed Deer, Raccoons, Armadillos, Squirrels


Average Rating
3 star rating
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3 star rating
OK but a bit noisy.
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
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
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
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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