McKinney Falls State Park Austin, Texas
The first day of Spring found us in McKinney Falls State Park, located in Austin, Texas. We landed here, following the recommendations of a couple, who's blog we follow.
While located just a half hour outside of downtown Austin, we feel like we are camping in a secluded area.
A short drive allows us to put the kayaks on the Colorado (not the REAL Colorado River) River and Lady Bird Johnson Lake. We did a sunset paddle up stream to the Congress Street Bridge to watch the fleet of Bats leave to feed. Seeing it all from the water makes for a unique experience.
Inside the Park, there is ample opportunity to ride a bike or hike on several hike/bike trails. Following them takes you along Onion Creek and to the upper and lower McKinney Falls.
|Upper McKinney Falls|
|Texas Mountain Biking|
|Along the El Camino Real|
|Field of Indian Paintbrush|
|Stone Shelter Trail|
When it is all done, you can hop in the truck and head to town for a great meal at any one of hundreds of food trucks or restaurants in downtown Austin.
|Valentina's Tex Mex|
We were fortunate to have drier weather here, and hoping to find the same as we head to South Padre Island and the Texas Gulf Coast.