McKinney Falls State Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps
Still a Fabulous Place!
Glad to return to McKinney Falls State Park. We love that the sites are huge, it feels more like pulling into your own lot of land for a bit, rather than an overcrowded RV Park.
There was some recent flooding of Onion Creek, which runs through the park, so some of the hiking trails and the picnic areas are a bit in disarray. But looks like they were actively working on getting it cleaned up.
We love that this park is in south Austin and close enough to enjoy everything, but far enough out that you feel you're away from the big city. Although, it would be nice to have some amenities closer by.
Prices have gone up here, 30a sites are now $20/night and 50a are $24/night. You still need to pay a $6 pp day fee on top of that, or have a state park pass.
Had pretty solid Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile LTE here - although the AT&T towers were frequently overloaded.
Relax in nature only 10 miles from Austin!
This was the perfect spot to visit Austin. The park is only ~10 miles from town yet is set in a lovely, large green area with miles of hiking/biking trails, historical interest (Rock Shelter and the McKinney Homestead) and even several creeks with cute, little water-falls. The sites themselves are very decent asphalt pads with great separation, green ”sitting area” and electric/water hook-ups. The only negative is some of them are rather uneven (with blocks and fully extended jacks our RV was just barely level). Overall we thoroughly enjoyed exploring/hiking the park and taking trips into Austin and would certainly stay here again if we came back.
More info and pics here:
Extra Info: Both Verizon aircard and phone worked fine. Sites are $16/night for 30Amp/water or $20/night for 50Amp/water. Additional entry fee of $5/person/day (waived if you have the Texas State Park Pass). On-site dump.
McKinney Falls State Park
Fine city park, but not much character and I didn't feel a sense of neighborliness. Even though it was only 15 minutes from downtown Austin, it felt a world away, which is good for city people who don't want to go far to get the nature experience. Gate locks at night. I would rather be closer to the energy of Austin, and would try Pecan Grove RV on Barton Springs Road next time. Cell phone and modem worked very well.
Fabulous and close to town!
We found McKinney Falls State Park to be a fabulous place to stay – and fabulously close to the bustle of south Austin and the airport! Whenever we pass through Austin, we always make a point to stay here as a great retreat while still remaining close to everything.
There are fabulous trails for walking and running, water to swim in and wifi at the visitor's center (accessible from their outside deck all day long.)
Most of the sites are huge and shaded, giving you a lot of seclusion. Being here while spring blooms around you is a real treat.
During the week, it can be easy to forget there are other people around (not so true on weekends, this is a popular spot for the locals). All spots, whether reserved or not, are on a first come first serve basis - and the staff is extremely supportive of you switching spots if you find one you like better during your stay.
As with all TX State Parks, the daily camp fee does not include the daily entrance fee.. and at McKinney Falls it was $5 per person per day - which can add up quickly! If you're staying for more than a few days, it makes sense to purchase a TX State Park Pass instead, which waives those fees.
We had excellent 3G signal on both AT&T and Sprint.