Although the Pedernales River is the focal point of the park, there are other areas of interest to hikers, nature lovers and general visitors. Well-marked trails pass through hills dotted with oak and juniper woodlands and provide access to more heavily wooded areas of pecan, elm, sycamore, walnut and hackberry in the major drainages. Ash, buttonbush and cypress grow on the terrace adjacent to the river. Fish commonly caught in the Pedernales River include catfish (predominantly), bass, perch and carp. The park is not really known as a fishing park, but catfishing is good after a river rise.
Posted by: TrailAPI
on April 9, 2013
Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, river swimming, tubing, wading, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching (checklist available), and horseback riding. River recreation is in a limited area beginning at the Youth Group Camping area and continuing downriver to the park boundary.
Flush Toilet, Hookup - Electric, Hookup - Water, Pets OK, Picnic Table
$10-$20 per night
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Reviews of Pedernales Falls State Park
Reviewed by KatNipp on December 29, 2014
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This is another great park! I highly recommend a stay here, even though the "falls" are not what you expect when you hear the term. More of a gentle slope than a "fall", but still neat. You can climb all over the rocks, but beware of flash floods and weather conditions.
There's a swimming area and you can even tube. Bring water shoes - the rocks will hurt your feet. Not recommended for little kids based on my experience. It isn't all that deep, but it was strong and fast flowing. Even our older kids had trouble (at 17, 15, 10) and adults too. Everyone should be a good strong swimmer.
There are lots of great hikes here where you will find hidden lagoons. They work like waterslides - slide down the rocks and splash in a lagoon. Very cool.
Sites are adequate, some better than others.
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