Maso-Llan Road

This river access area will be closed to public visitation on October 14-15, 2023 and April 6-8, 2024 for special events.

Leased Fishing Access

river view with red sand bank

North bank of the Llano River near Art in Mason County. See map

Lease period: February 1, 2019 to August 31, 2024
Please contact in advance for gate code.
Phone: (512) 417-2703
Lat/Long: 30.6799906, -99.033427

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

Area Description

This site offers approximately 350 feet of river frontage on the Llano River for bank fishing as well as a canoe/kayak launch point for entering or exiting the Llano River. The site is approximately 5.8 river miles downstream of the Highway 87 bridge crossing and 6.6 river miles upstream of the FM 2768 crossing in Castell. 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 angling and launching non-motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, or other floatable devices for the purpose of fishing. On-site day use is available, but overnight camping is not allowed. Vehicle and trailer parking shall in be in designated areas only. Canoes/kayaks/other floatable devices must be manually transported from the parking area to the river. This is about a 1,000-foot walk down some fairly steep grades. Please be prepared. Reservations to park on the property must be made in advance by calling (512) 417-2703 to ensure availability of space.

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 85 miles). Turn right at TX-16/TX-71 W/Ford St. and continue to TX-29 W/TX-71 W/Young St. Turn left at Texas 29 and go approximately 22.7 miles. Turn left onto Maso-Llan Road and continue for about 4.7 miles. The leased river access site is located on the left side of Maso-Llan Road before you reach Llano River Road. Look for the leased fishing access sign. Once through the gate, follow the dirt road to the designated parking area.  

From San Antonio:

Take I-10 West for approximately 102 miles and take exit 523 for US 87 toward Fredericksburg. Turn right on US 87 and go 21.3 miles. In Fredericksburg, turn left onto Main Street and continue for 1.5 miles. Make a slight right onto US 87 and go approximately 32.2 miles. Turn right on Art Hedwigs Hill Rd and continue for 4.7 miles. Turn right on HWY 29 and go 4.2 miles to Maso-Llan Rd. Turn right on Maso-Llan Road and look for the leased river access site on the left side of the road approximately 4.3 miles ahead. Once through the gate, follow the dirt road to the designated parking area.

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 bass is best when turbidity in the river is low, 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.