Pedernales Falls State Park Camping

This camping is meant as our base for the Pace Bend hike, Hamilton Pool visit, & Enchanted Rock Hike on this weekend.

Hikes will have their own posting.  So if not camping and just hiking  RSVP there and leave this RSVP free for campers.

ForecastCLICK HERE

Park WebsiteCLICK HERE

The CAMPSITE: I have reserved 5 campsites supposedly good for 40 at most (8/site) but we should plan on 6/site.  From the park, tent sites have:

  • Picnic table
  • Water hookup
  • 30 amp hookup
  • Restrooms nearby

Park Rules"CHECK IN: All campers are required to check in at the park headquarters before occupying a site. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Public consumption or display of an alcoholic beverage is prohibited. PETS: Pets must be attended and on a six-foot leash at all times. Pets are not allowed in any park buildings, cabins, or shelters. Customer must provide proof of current vaccinations for each pet entering the park. FIREWOOD: Gathering of firewood is prohibited. ENTRANCE FEES: Entrance fees are in addition to Campsite or Day Use Facility fees. EXCESS VEHICLES: An excess vehicle fee will be charged for all vehicles over the limit of 2 per site. HORSES: For Parks that allow horses - All horses entering the park, must have a negative Coggins test less than 12 months old. SITE NUMBERS: Sites are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Site numbers are not assigned in advance of arrival at the park. WILDLIFE: Feeding of wildlife is prohibited."

COSTS: Its $200 total for the 5 sites and two days.  It will be split evenly between attendees regardless if attending one or both nights.  So if 20 people show up it will be $10/person.

FOOD:  I will be eating out for all meals with breakfast from places on the way to the hikes.  If you plan to do camp food then bring your own gear and food.

CAMPING LIST FOR BEGINNERSYou may not need everything on this list, especially the eating part if you plan to join us on eating out in nearby restaurants.  Adapt to your tastes or circumstances. CLICK HERE

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  • Saravanan s.

    Saved some of my favorite pics for last.

    May 23, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    One of our members (anonymous) called me a couple of days after our camping trip to tell me he was concerned about a bite he sustained during the camp. He was concerned it could be a brown recluse bite. After describing his symptoms, I was concerned too and told him to see a doctor immediately. He went to the doctor the next day, and the doctor confirmed he had been bitten. I thought this would be a good time to discuss the reality that there are naughty critters in Texas. This isn't a reason for alarm, but it is a reason to be educated on the wildlife around us. Here's a crash course on the brown recluse. They are yellowish brown to dark brown, and including their long legs, they are about the size of a quarter. They have a dark brown fiddle-shaped marking on their back. Continued...

    May 18, 2013

    • Celia

      This shoes be posted in the open forum so that it is seen by everyone, not just that RSVP'd to this event.

      May 18, 2013

    • Jennifer B.

      I'll do that...

      May 19, 2013

  • Tracey

    Awards:
    ----------
    Most Elite Climber/Hiker: Walter
    Honorable Mentions: Anyone who went caving at Enchanted Rock

    Most Attractive Tent: Amin (Orange Marmot)

    Most Energy: Jennifer

    Most Obstacles Conquered to Arrive to the Campsite Friday Night: Ronit

    Best First-Time HATs Hiker: Stacey

    Most Precious Animal Encounter: Judy (deer at Enchanted Rock)

    Stringiest Tent: Andrea (Yellow North Face)

    Cutest Camping Chair: Alex (Fish)

    Craziest Hikers: Anyone who went on the 6-mile midnight-to-3-am hike on Friday night

    First Time Seeing Colin and Hugo Winded: Emerging from Enchanted Rock cave

    :-)

    3 · May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think we should schedule a Shimmy meetup event. I'll volunteer to video.

      May 14, 2013

    • Hugo

      Oh ic. yes I think I did a lot of shimming to get through some of those tight spots. I learned it from watching caterpillars.

      1 · May 14, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    We could totally make or own obstacle course event!

    May 14, 2013

  • Celia

    Oh, just a reminder on these camping trips, if you bring it in, be prepared to.bring it out. Don't leave trash behind, especially beer cases with beer still in it. Kids hang out here and it makes the group look bad.

    May 13, 2013

    • Saravanan s.

      Will be careful from the next trip :)

      May 14, 2013

    • Celia

      Hugo, it was just budlight... I'm sure the good stuff was ingested first! :-)

      2 · May 14, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    It just doesn't get any better than going on adventures with you guys. Thank you for always pushing me to the next level, Pete!

    May 13, 2013

  • Andrea

    Amazing time! Great to see ya all!!!

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Suzana

    It was great to see everyone

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Stacey

    I had a great time! Nice meeting ya all!

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Jan B.

    Great time!

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    We are going to pitch our tents in campsite 26

    May 11, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    YAY!!!! SWIMMING! SWIMMING! SWIMMING! SWIMMING! SWIMMING! SWIMMING! SWIMMING! WOO-HOO!!! :-) Danish Wedding Cookies...check. Goldfish Crackers...check. Chocolate Banana Bread...check. Orange Gatorade...check. I'm officially ready for a road trip!

    May 10, 2013

    • Saravanan s.

      Beer check, beer check beer again check.. I am now ready for the trip :P

      May 10, 2013

  • Efrain

    Does anyone want to ride their bikes with me from Houston to Camp. I am preparing for the MS150 ...jk...wow that would be funny if I took off on my Bike though with back pack and all.

    May 10, 2013

  • Tracey

    Will probably be there around 7 pm... Anyone want me to get anything from Costco? My number is[masked] if anyone gets lost in Central Texas.

    2 · May 8, 2013

    • Celia

      Aw.... You are so sweet.

      May 9, 2013

    • Efrain

      Can you put on a mask and rob Costco then split the money with us at camp...Thanks

      May 10, 2013

  • Stacey

    I have been waiting weeks for this camping trip! Hope this weather doesn't spoil it all. :(

    May 10, 2013

    • Hugo

      It will not. Chance of rain drop dramatically by this evening. These are fast moving storms.

      May 10, 2013

    • Efrain

      Fast moving storms as in Windy....uh is that code for Hurricane...lol

      May 10, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    I'm bringing my rice cooker (mainly because it boils a bunch of water quickly) so feel free to bring your hot chocolate, apple cider, noodles, etc. I'm also bringing a ton of chocolate candy I made...chocolate raspberry and white chocolate butterscotch liquor. Oooo...and Puja...I found my electronic Taboo game!!! Booyahhh!!! :-)

    4 · May 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jennifer, while you're at it, don't forget to bring the big screen HDTV and Blu-Ray player, too. How can we survive outdoors without such basic necessities??! ;-P

      May 10, 2013

    • Efrain

      Yes, we at least need a radio to catch the NBA Playoffs.

      May 10, 2013

  • Luke

    If anyone doesn't mind a little puppy fur or a wet nose, I got an open seat with Shiela and I. Also I only have my one big tent, so again if you don't mind the pup, then I got room to bunk with someone.

    May 8, 2013

    • Diana A

      You may want to call Hamilton Pool Preserve, I saw a posting online about no pets allowed. Also entrance fee is cash or check only.

      May 10, 2013

    • Efrain

      We were going to bring our dog but because of Hamilton Pool rules we will be leaving her behind with Dog sitter.

      May 10, 2013

  • Stacey

    Anna and I are on the road. Weather is clearing up.

    May 10, 2013

  • Stacey

    Anna and I are driving over there together. We'll probably get there around 4 or 5. We'll try to post the campsite# once we find out.

    1 · May 10, 2013

    • David

      Awesome, thanks

      May 10, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Don't let the rain scare you off. Thisis very rocky terrain, so even if it got heavy rain, it will not be a mud pit.

    May 10, 2013

  • Tracey

    Don't worry about the rain :-) It's not much and it's sunny in Austin now. :-) My plans suddenly changed: will be having dinner with another HATs member in downtown Austin and arriving at park tonight before 10 pm. Let me know if interested in joining.

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I didn't mean to do the Indian Rain Dance. :-P

    Good opportunity to test our raingear - Woo Hoo!

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Suzana

    Forecast for Johnson City looks much better than for Houston

    May 10, 2013

  • Dennis S.

    Well this is not good camping weather! Hopefully this rain passes.

    May 10, 2013

    • Andrea

      Well I hope it will be like last time when we were camping. Houston had heavy rain and was flooded while we did not have that. .... am really scared of thunderstorms ...

      May 10, 2013

    • Hugo

      The storm is passing. It will be fine by evening today.

      May 10, 2013

  • Tracey

    Who is camping only Saturday night? Would be good to know so we can leave enough ground space for their tents if space turns out to be tight.

    May 9, 2013

    • David

      I'm calling just Saturday night also - I have a tent that sleeps two - but if space is tight i wouldn't mind sharing v with someone who has extra space in their tent

      May 10, 2013

    • Alex

      Tracey, I am camping Saturday night

      1 · May 10, 2013

  • Alex

    Headed out in an hour in case someone needs a ride. [masked]

    May 10, 2013

  • Josh

    Are we planning to cook any meals at camp??

    May 9, 2013

    • Hugo

      Its at peoples own desire. I plan to eat out all the times and just have a granola type of snack for during the hikes.

      May 9, 2013

  • David

    Whenever you get the camp site assignments would you mind posting here? I'm coming in later in friday so I won't be with the group initially

    1 · May 9, 2013

    • David

      I just realized it's s 3 how drive - I'll meet you all Saturday morning :'D

      May 9, 2013

  • Amin M.

    Anyone leaving on Friday after 5pm have extra space for a ride?

    May 9, 2013

  • Stacey

    Is there anyone that wants to carpool earlier than 3pm on Friday? I have the day off and wouldn't mind going to the park earlier, if there is a group of people to go with. We could all chip in for gas.

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • Ania

      Hi Stacey, I may be leaving earlier than 3pm.. If you are interested, call me. My cell is[masked]

      May 9, 2013

  • Michelle H.

    Sorry, I have to stay in Seattle and work over the next 2 weeks. Catch you on the next trip.

    May 9, 2013

  • Ella F.

    Just came down with a bad cold. So disappointed. : (

    May 9, 2013

  • N

    Hi Hugo, I like to join you peeps, Is there any space for one person. It is going to my first camping. I need a ride too. I don't have any items.
    Can you please suggest me where I get it?

    May 7, 2013

    • Hugo

      N -- A spot is open. RSVP and I can move you up. You can get stuff cheaply at places like target or walmart. Email me or call me if you have more questions. [masked]

      May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Hugo. Is there space for one more? I was actually planning to go with my husband. Do we need to bring a tent or you are fitting me/us in someone's?

    May 7, 2013

    • Hugo

      Also you need more than a tent. You need a sleeping bag a pad etc... read the posting posting above to see what you are getting into if you haven't yet.

      May 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Hugo. I was asking for the tent as i didnt know if you had accommodated me with someone. Things r getting a bit complicated so I am gonna pass this time. Next time I will do my best to let you know ahead of time. Thanks!

      May 8, 2013

  • Curtis

    I have a extra tent that is big enough for two I'll bring it with me in case someone need a tent.

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • baou t.

    Hugo- where will you guys be meeting and leaving from on Friday? We would like to try to join the caravan so we don't have to worry about getting lost on way there but it depends on us getting off work early enough to make 3:00 deadline. Thanks!

    May 6, 2013

    • Hugo

      For anyone wishing to caravan wiht us these are two possibilities: 1. 3PM at Herman Park from the golf parking lot near the corner of Almeda Rd and Macgregor Way. 2. at 3:45PM the starbucks at 1998 Katy Mills Boulevard

      May 7, 2013

    • baou t.

      coolio! we will try to meet at the starbucks. will text you on friday if we do. thanks!!

      May 7, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    I was just given a popup camper!!! Holy cow! Today is starting of pretty well!

    3 · May 7, 2013

  • Seereen El J.

    I'll have my wee one- man tent for both Fri and Sat nights.

    1 · May 6, 2013

    • Hugo

      If people have a chocie in tents then please do bring your small ones.

      May 6, 2013

    • Jan B.

      I am in a 1 person tent.only camping Saturday night.

      May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I'll go camping! :)

    4 · May 6, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Hey, gang. This event is full, but I have two new members who would like to join us. I am letting them use my 10x10 Coleman Sundome Tent. It is 6 ft. tall. I think it could comfortably fit 4 guys. If two people are willing to share with them, I think we can fit them in. Are there any takers? Maybe guys who don't have their own tent? This is the tent... http://www.basspro.com/Coleman-Sundome-6-Six-Person-Tent/product/10228025/ Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks!

    May 6, 2013

    • Hugo

      Ronit -- You may be interested in this?

      May 6, 2013

    • Jennifer B.

      Ronit...I think you have met Saravanan. The other guy is a new member named Josh...both very laid back guys.

      May 6, 2013

  • Karen

    When will people arriving? I'm guessing the Hermann Park group will get there by 7pm if they leave around 3pm.

    May 5, 2013

    • Hugo

      Yes I out two or three carpools will be arriving ~7PM. Friday. We will probably checkin and setup tents befroe going to dinner nearby.

      May 6, 2013

  • Puja

    Hugo, is there still room for camping on saturday night?
    Also is anyone interested in driving there on saturday morning, i am looking for a ride. I'll help with gas of course.

    May 3, 2013

  • Tracey

    When is the latest time we can arrive to check in on Friday night?

    May 3, 2013

    • Hugo

      The park is kind of ambiguous on that and so I suspect the gates are open all night. Call or text if coming late like after ~10PM.

      1 · May 3, 2013

    • Jennifer B.

      The office closes early, but they have a Ranger outside with sign in information for a while after that. I believe there is a code, so we can get it for you if you arrive late.

      1 · May 3, 2013

  • Tracey

    Hugo, are you going to assign us to bring stuff?

    May 2, 2013

    • Hugo

      No need to assign stuff since we are eating out. But people are free to bring campfire stuff to share?

      1 · May 2, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Turns out Josh can't go, so if space opens I'm back in.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hugo,
    It's just me coming with no guest. I will need a ride. Do you think you have enough space available for me? If so, let me know. Thanks.

    April 15, 2013

    • Hugo

      veronica - are you fine leaving at 3PM, Friday, May 10? Also I am about to remove your +1 since you said no guest. Let me know if that is not correct?

      April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also it's only me suppose to be going. Thanks.

      April 30, 2013

  • Tracey

    Are you planning any hikes for Pedernales State Park itself?

    April 30, 2013

    • Hugo

      Maybe just after dinner or evening hikes to the waterfalls?

      5 · April 30, 2013

  • Amy K.

    I unfortunately have to pull out so if anybody needs my spot its up for grabs.

    April 30, 2013

  • Amy K.

    So I'm told to contact Hugo with questions. Has he posted his phone number?

    April 25, 2013

    • Hugo

      oops. sorry its on the hikes postings. but here it is :[masked]

      April 25, 2013

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