- Pedernales Falls State Park
Infobox_protected_area | name = Pedernales Falls State Park
locator_x = 172
locator_y = 134
location = Blanco County,
nearest_city = Johnson City
lat_degrees = 30
lat_minutes = 18
lat_seconds = 0
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 098
long_minutes = 14
long_seconds = 30
long_direction = W
area = 5,211.7 acres
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Pedernales Falls State Park ("Pedernales" pron-en|ˌpɜrdəˈnælɨs) is a
state parkin central Texasin the United States.
Pedernales Falls State Park is located at 30°18′0″N 098°14′30″W, 10 miles (16 km) east of Johnson City and 30 miles (48 km) west of Austin. The park is on the
Pedernales River, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of the river's mouth at Lake Travis.
Before 1970, the area that is now Pedernales Falls State Park was a working ranch, known as the Circle Bar Ranch. The state of Texas purchased the land for the park in 1970, and the park opened in 1973.
Many of the activities in Pedernales Falls State Park center around the Pedernales River: swimming, tubing, wading and fishing. The park also has a number of picnic areas and campsites, including some primitive campsites that require a hike of two miles or more to reach. There are also 19.8 miles (31.9 km) of hiking and mountain biking trails, 10 miles (16 km) of equestrian trails, and 14 miles (23 km) of backpacking trails.
List of Texas state parks
* [http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/pedernales_falls/ Pedernales Falls State Park] information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
* [http://www.friendsofpfalls.org/index.html Friends of Pedernales Falls State Park]
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