McKinney Falls SP

Park Description

Large, beautiful state park that lies within Austin’s city limits. Park has a variety of amenities, including wildlife viewing, camping, fishing, a historical homestead, and two limestone waterfalls. Note however that the trails to the waterfalls are difficult to navigate for people in wheelchairs. Scroll down for more details and check the park’s website for the latest and most accurate information.

Park Address

Park Website

Please visit the park website for the most up to date information.

Additional Links

No additional links at this time.

Park Category


Park Type

Data not available



Accessible Amenities*

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Drinking Fountain
  • Accessible Trails

Park Amenities*

Detailed Access Information

Park Entrance Fee

There is a park entrance fee ($6 for visitors over 12 years), Accepts credit card, Accepts cash, Fee collected at entrance booth, Fee can be paid at kiosk

Accessible Drinking Fountain

There are several accessible drinking fountains no higher than 36 inches from the ground

Accessible Picnic Area

Picnic area is partially shaded, There is a barbecue grill

Accessible Restrooms

According to their website, there is an accessible restroom in the Smith Visitor Center. Also the Big Cedar Restrooms and Grapevine Restrooms each have an ADA parking space and accessible stalls. However, surveyor noted that several of the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible because of dirt, small steps, and the width of entryways (as of March 2023).

Accessible Playground

There is no playground

Accessible Trails

At least one trail is paved, At least one trail is hard-packed dirt, At least one trail is crushed granite, Trail is at least 36 inches wide, There is a curb cut from the parking lot to the trail, Hanging objects and tree branches are at least 80 inches above the ground, There is a loop trail, There is an out-and-back trail, Trail is partially shaded. A trail with a view of one of the waterfalls is paved but very steep. With assistance, some adventurous wheelchair users might be able to navigate it.

Is there something unique to this playground?



There is no pool

Any other park amenities?

The two small waterfalls are the major draw to this park. Surveyor noted that the trails to the waterfalls are inaccessible (steep, rocky, uneven ground, full sun, as of March 2023).

Other Park Services

Visitor center, Gift shop, Ranger on site, Information kiosk, Indoor bathroom, accessible dining hall. Cabin number 6 is accessible. GRIT all-terrain wheelchair is available during office hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily). Call (512) 243-1643 to reserve it.

Accessible Parking

At least one van-accessible parking space (96-inch wide with an extra 60-inch wide space for a ramp), Curb cut from the parking lot to trails, Accessible spaces marked with ADA signage

What does this park do well in terms of accessibility?

Nothing further

*Data may be incomplete

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