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McKinney Falls State Park is a state park in Austin, Texas, United States at the confluence of Onion Creek and Williamson Creek. It is administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park opened on April 15, 1976 and is named after Thomas F. McKinney, a businessman, race horse breeder and rancher, who owned and lived on the land in the mid-to-late 19th century. The park is part of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.Our Austin itinerary planner makes visiting McKinney Falls State Park and other Austin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
McKinney Falls State Park reviews
This is a very nice and well kept state park. However, if you are not from Texas, expect to pay PER PERSON for entry into the park. It’s only $6 but it was weird to pay per person and not per...
This is a very nice and well kept state park. However, if you are not from Texas, expect to pay PER PERSON for entry into the park. It’s only $6 but it was weird to pay per person and not per... more »
We had time to kill before our flight and this park is very close to the airport. We had a great time walking along the river and viewing the falls. The exposed limestone rock was incredible... it..... more
We had time to kill before our flight and this park is very close to the airport. We had a great time walking along the river and viewing the falls. The exposed limestone rock was incredible... it..... more »
They offer a lot of hiking options, and one of the falls areas allowed swimming. Super fun place to spend a day, even with kids. They also had staff on site checking the cleanliness of the bathrooms during the day, not just after closing(I watched them doing rounds). That was impressive. My only gripe is that they closed their visitor center early. The sign said they were open until 4pm, and I was walking up at about 3:50 and it was already closed down for the day. That was a bummer. But this was otherwise a solid place to visit.
Very cool hiking and outdoor exploration area local to Austin, so isolated that it's hard to believe it's this close to the city. Recommend that you make reservations, otherwise good luck. Plenty of wide open hiking trails and the Onion Creek bed to explore with kids. Even on a weekend morning in the Fall, it was not overcrowded or anything. Nice visitor center with clean bathrooms and friendly staff to chat with. We did not visit the campground area, so this review does not factor that part of the park. Otherwise, super fun place to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Recommended.
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