Pedernales Falls

Location: Blanco County, Texas

Water Source: Pedernales River

Drop: 100 Feet

Flow: Year

Directions: Take Rt. 281 north from Johnson City, which is west of Austin on Rt. 290 (you can also get to 281 on Rt. 71 about 25 miles west from Austin and go south on 281). From 281 turn onto Road 2766 east (right if coming from Johnson City; left if coming from Rt. 71) and go about 9 miles to Pedernales State Park (follow the signs). Get a map and directions at the Park Headquarters when you pay the entrance fee.

Notes: I went to Pedernales Falls in Texas November 2, 2006. The first two rows of photos show different views of the falls.There wasn't much water when I was there, but the rock formation was interesting and I could walk out onto it to get photos of different parts of the falls. I saw the two vultures while driving to find the falls. There is a warning to get to high ground in case of a flash flood - the two center photos in the bottom row show the falls at normal flow (which is greater than when I was there) and then 5 minutes later when the flood went through. The last photo shows some cactus in the area.

While at in the park be sure to see Twin Falls.

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