Smith Rock Shelter

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Smith Rock Shelter
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The Smith Rock Shelter
Location Austin, Texas, USA
Coordinates 30°11′3.12″N 97°43′25.68″W / 30.1842000°N 97.7238000°W / 30.1842000; -97.7238000Coordinates: 30°11′3.12″N 97°43′25.68″W / 30.1842000°N 97.7238000°W / 30.1842000; -97.7238000
Governing body Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
NRHP Reference # 74002095
Added to NRHP October 1, 1974

The Smith Rock Shelter is a natural limestone overhang in McKinney Falls State Park near Austin, Texas. The shelter is believed to have been used by Native Americans from 500 BCE until the 18th century. The last known occupants were related to the Tonkawa.[1] It is accessible via the 0.8 mile round-trip Smith Rockshelter Trail in the park.

The shelter abuts Onion Creek and is one of two natural rock shelters in Travis County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (the other is the Levi Rock Shelter). Smith Rock Shelter was added to the Register on October 1, 1974.[2]

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