McKinney Falls State Park is a hidden treasure. Long extinct Pilot Knob Volcano hardened the limestone which has eroded into two waterfalls and some amazing creek channels below the lower falls. There is a lovely winding hike and bike trail that winds around the campground and follows the creek by the Upper Falls and the visitor center. There are also a number of other trails to explore.
Along the Rock Shelter has provided shelter for humans for over 4000 years. The Visitor Center has good exhibits about the history of the area.
There are both camping sites and camping cabins available.
The gate is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The park is so popular that on good weather weekends and holidays there are capacity limit closures. Prior reservation holders still have access. Reservations are recommended for camping.