A Day at Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park

Dustin and I have been wanting to take the girls camping for the longest time.  Since it’s summer now and Dustin finally had some extra time off work, we decided it was time to get started.

Pedernales Falls State Park
And then all the camping sites were sold out for the weekend we wanted to go.  Bummer!

Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park
So, instead, we decided just to go for the day to get a feel for the camping area, for the activities and to learn what we’d need to bring with us (i.e. buy) for our next overnight camping adventure.

Pedernales Falls State Park

Because having a tent, some swimsuits, a bag of marshmallows, graham crackers and a chocolate bar does not equal a prepared family to camp overnight.

We chose to visit Pedernales Falls State Park because of all the activities it has to offer (tons of acres of trees and river for swimming and fishing, horseback riding, camping, hiking, and more). Plus, it is in Johnson City, which is less than 15 miles from our home.  

Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park
On our way there, the girls had no idea of what we were in store for. Their idea of a “park” was a playground and of “swimming” was a pool.  They’ve been to lakes and the ocean before, but don’t remember them very well. I was just so excited to getting back outdoors and embracing a love for camping I had from my childhood.

Pedernales Falls State Park

Overall, the day was awesome. Lots of walking and hiking. Tons of fun. We made s’mores in 90 degree heat at 3:30 in the afternoon which was a first for me. Never had the chocolate melt before going on the s’mores before!

Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park
I loved it. The girls loved it. Dustin loved it. We scoped out the campsites and will definitely be back soon for an overnight stay.

Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park
Camping is so awesome. I can’t wait to have the next trip!

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

6 thoughts on “A Day at Pedernales Falls State Park

  1. It is nice living in the Hill Country… so many people drive many miles to come here…sometimes I forget that I am surrounded by such beauty. I enjoyed your pictures of the park–I have never been to it.
    I made your fried okra recipe last night…I wanted one that was very simple, and yours was just what I was looking for. Most coatings are to heavy and thick.

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