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South Llano River State Park
Junction, Texas

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Whether your passion is water, woods, or wildlife, 507-acre South Llano River State Park has much to offer. Fishing, canoeing, tubing and swimming opportunities are available in the park's 2 miles of frontage on the spring-fed South Llano River. Facilities include developed (water and electricity) and walk-in campsites and restrooms with showers. Four miles of hiking and mountain biking trails are available in the "Turkey Roost" river bottom area of the park.

Visitors should not overlook the park's adjoining 2,123-acre Walter Buck Wildlife Management Area which contains 16 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as 18 blinds for wildlife viewing, photography or hunting (in season).

South Llano River SP is home to one of the most significant Rio Grande turkey roosts in Central Texas. Observation blinds are available for visitors to observe turkey visiting the roost. White-tail deer, ducks, squirrels, jackrabbits, javelinas, beavers, bobcats and armadillos may also be observed. Exotic species such as Axis deer, black buck antelope and fallow deer are often spotted in the park.

To protect to the roosting turkey population, the park's river frontage and Turkey Roost area are closed from October 1 to March 31 annually. During the roosting season closure, the park's campgrounds remain open and more than 16 acres of the South Llano River remain accessible outside the park, at the low-water crossing bridge.

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The drive from San Antonio to Junction is breathtaking, comprised of fertile valleys, panoramic Hill Country views, and towering roadcuts through white and rose-colored limestone. In addition to South Llano River State Park, numerous outdoor recreation opportunities are available throughout the area. Fully 249 bird species have been documented in Kimble County, including striking painted buntings and green herons. Fishing for bass, catfish, and Rio Grande perch are superb year-round.

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Both the State Park and Wildlife Management Area are located off U.S. Highway 377 five miles south of Junction on Park Road 73 (P73).
Map of Park's Location

For GPS Users: N 30° 29.96'   W 099° 48.52' (WGS84/NAD83)
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Open 7 days a week year-round from 8 AM to 10 PM for day use activities.

Check for restricted park access before any trip. When controlled public hunts are in progress, general access is not permitted.


A park entrance fee is charged per day -- $2 per person for adults 13 years of age and older. (Texas residents age 65 or older pay only $1 per person.) Listed fees may not be accurate year-round due to seasonal changes. Contact the park directly to confirm fees.

Campsite and other facility fees are in addition to the park entrance fee.

Visit parks often? Learn about the $70 Texas State Parks Pass which exempts the passholder, and the passengers in their vehicle, from the entrance fees at all Texas State Parks.



Consult the Park Events Calendar for information on upcoming events at this park.


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Volunteer Opportunities

Inquire at the park headquarters.

Contact Information

The park is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department South Llano River State Park
1927 Park Road 73
Junction, Texas 76849-9502

Ranger Station: (325)446-3994
TPWD Park Info: 1-800-792-1112

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