McKinney Falls State Park is Austin’s backyard. Nature-lovers have plenty to do to enjoy Texas’ beauty. Hikers will enjoy the park’s Hill Country trails; history buffs can visit homestead remains; campers will find great facilities; and sportsmen can fish along Onion Creek’s shorelines. During the summer, the Upper and Lower Falls is a popular destination to cool off from Austin’s intense heat. Visit the park’s calendar of events on its website to participate in the many weekend activities that take place throughout the year.
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