Castell Crossing

Leased Fishing Access

rocks in the river, looking downstream

North bank of the Llano River near Castell in Llano County.
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Lease period: December 1, 2018 to August 31, 2024
Phone: (325) 248-3058
Lat/Long: 30.704516, -98.958782

Check the USGS stream gage near Mason or the USGS stream gage at Llano for current flow conditions.

Area Description

Located on FM 2768 near Castell, this site offers approximately 950 feet of river frontage on the Llano River for bank fishing and a canoe/kayak launch point for entering or exiting the river. This access site is approximately 6.6 river miles downstream of Maso Llano Rd. and 4.7 miles upstream of HR Seventh Heaven (Schneider Slab Rd.) Float times will depend on water level, flow rate, wind speed, and how well the fish are biting!

Special Conditions on Public Use

Access is open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset for bank fishing and launching non-motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, or other floatable devices for the purpose of fishing. Overnight camping is not allowed. Vehicle and trailer parking shall be in designated areas only.

Pack It In, Pack It Out

TPWD strives to leave our environment cleaner and more natural than when we found it. We encourage and expect all visitors to do the same by taking any trash and recycling out of the access area and properly disposing of the materials.


From Austin:

Take Texas 71 west towards Llano (approximately 90 miles). Turn right at TX-16/TX-71 W/Ford Street and continue to TX-29 W/TX-71 W/Young Street. Turn left at Texas 29 and go approximately 17.2 miles. Turn left onto FM 2768 and go 2.4 miles. At the intersection with CR 104, turn left to stay on FM 2768. The Castell Crossing access site is on the right side of FM 2768 before you cross the river. Look for the leased fishing access sign.

From San Antonio:

Take I-10 West for approximately 99 miles and take exit 523 for US 87 toward Fredericksburg. Turn right on US 87 and go 21.3 miles. Turn right onto US 290/Main Street and continue for 1.5 miles. Continue straight onto US 87 and go approximately 30 miles. Turn right on Ranch Rd 152 (just before the US 87 bridge over the Llano River) and continue for 9.6 miles. Turn left on FM 2768 and cross the river. The Castell Crossing access site is on the left side of the road immediately after the crossing. Look for the leased fishing access sign.

Angling Opportunities

Fishing opportunities abound in this segment of the Llano River for Largemouth and Guadalupe Bass. Channel Catfish and Sunfish are also good species to target. Fishing for Largemouth and Guadalupe Bass is best when the water is clear, as these species feed primarily by sight. Anglers should target faster riffle areas for Guadalupe Bass, and downed trees and aquatic vegetation in pool habitat for Largemouth Bass.

Anglers are urged to practice moderation in harvesting sportfish in this segment of the Llano River, especially Guadalupe Bass.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.