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The park covers 750 acres in south Austin near the headquarters of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It is named for Thomas F McKinney, one of Stephen Austin's original 300 colonists in the 1820's. McKinney moved to this property in the early 1850's and became a breeder of race horses with his own stable and private track. Preserved in the park are the ruins of his trainer's cabin and the stabilized ruins of his own homestead. Visitors can enjoy various outdoor activities.

Location: 5908 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin Texas 78744 Telephone 512-243-1643

Other Texas State Parks nearby:
(Spring Branch) Honey Creek State Natural Area
(Stonewall) LBJ State Park
(Stonewall) Lyndon B Johnson Nat'l Historical Park
(Austin) McKinney Falls State Park
(Johnson City) Pedernales Falls State Park
(Washington) Washington On The Brazos

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