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Pedernales Falls State Park


It’s that time of year that we take our camper to the Farm Country RV Park in Medina, Texas. We park it here for 4 to 5 months starting in November and spend a few weeks each month in Medina. It also puts us closer to our deer lease in Rocksprings, TX.

On our way out this year, we stopped in Johnson City, Texas at the Pedernales Falls State Park. We have friends who volunteer as park hosts during the months of October and November and then again in March and April of each year. One of the couples is Warren and Myra Petkovsek. Warren has written many of the articles that are published on the website. Warren and Myra co-host with their very good friends, Floyd and Myrtle Broussard.

This is the first time that we have been to Pedernales Falls State Park. Warren told us that it was a very nice park and that we should stop and see it. We are glad that we did because he was correct. Pedernales Falls State Park is a very nice park. The park has about 7,000 acres of land with the Pedernales river flowing through the park. The park has  66 RV sites with water and electricity (30 amp) only. There is a dump station on the exit side of the camping area where you can dump your waste tanks.

We were impressed with the very roomy camp sites. Our 5th wheel is 38 feet in length and we had no problem getting in and out of the park. Tent camping is a large part of the camping in the park. For those who tent camp, you can put your tent on any of the RV sites. If you like to really rough it, primitive camping is provided in one portion of the park.

Pedernales Falls State Park is a very scenic park that is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The Pedernales river flows through the park and there is an area on the river that makes the Pedernales Falls. There is a nice swimming area on the river with a sandy beach. There are a lot of hiking trails through out the park. The trails can be used also for mountain biking and horse back riding.  If you like to fish, you can fish in the river without having a Texas fishing license.

The Pedernales Falls State Park can be accessed from the junction of Highway 290 and Ranch Road 3232. Go north on Ranch Road 3232 to Ranch Road 2766. Turn right and then left onto the park road. If you are coming through Johnson City, take Ranch Road 2766 to the east and then to the park entrance.

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Camp headquarters at Pedernales Falls State Park

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Our campsite at Pedernales Falls State Park

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Pedernales River in Pedernales Falls State Park

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