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5 Texas Hill Country State Parks near Marble Falls

View of river in Texas Hill Country state parks near Marble Falls

The Texas Hill Country offers endless outdoor attractions, and Marble Falls is the perfect gateway city for your adventures. Today, we will highlight the five spectacular Texas Hill Country state parks within an hour of Marble Falls. Discover the unique geological landscape at Longhorn Cavern State Park or paddle the scenic waters of Inks Lake State Park. However you want to explore the Hill Country, Hidden Falls Inn has an inviting lakefront room waiting for you!

Visit the national cave of Texas, just 20 minutes from Marble Falls. Longhorn Cavern State Park offers an inside look into the distinct geology of our region with guided walking tours. The park also provides access to gemstone mining, hiking trails, picnic areas, and historic buildings.

Access even more outdoor recreation ten minutes from Longhorn at Inks Lake State Park. Land lovers have nine miles of hiking trails to explore, winding through the rocky hills and forests of Hill Country. And water-lovers have access to activities like boating, paddling, scuba diving, and fishing.

Pedernales Falls State Park is a 40-minute drive south of Marble Falls. Water activities include swimming, tubing, and fishing on the Pedernales River. On land, you can hike, mountain bike, picnic, bird watch, and ride horses. There are ten trails to choose from that wind through gorgeous views of limestone hills, wooded paths, local history, and cascading waterfalls.

If you are a history buff visiting Marble Falls, we recommend making the 40-minute drive to Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. LBJ was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, and you can spend the day here exploring the living history farm and walking trails. The one-mile trail passes pastures of bison, Texas longhorns, wildflowers, creeks, and historic cabins. You can also tour the LBJ Ranch adjacent to explore the president’s birthplace, ranch, and the family cemetery.

Blanco State Park is a popular destination for fishing in the Texas Hill Country, with largemouth bass, channel catfish, and rainbow trout populations. During the summer, this is also a popular spot for swimming, boating, and paddling. There are also a few short interpretive trails here for those who want to spot some Texas wildlife!

Marble Falls Hotel near Texas State Parks

Marble Falls is the perfect gateway city to explore several beautiful Texas Hill Country state parks. Choose Hidden Falls Inn to host your vacation and walk to one of our local restaurants after a day of exploration. We can’t wait to welcome you to our hotel at Lake Marble Falls!

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