TPWD River Access at Cupgrass

photo of gate

Cupgrass Access entrance on the east side of U.S. 377 just past Bailey Creek bridge.

Leased Fishing Access on the South Llano River

Located on the north bank of the Llano River near Junction, TX in Kimble County.
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Lease period: December 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024 
Phone: (512) 407-9357
Lat/Long: 30.393543, -99.886693

Check the USGS stream gage at Junction for current and historical flow conditions.

Area Description

The gated entrance is located off U.S. 377 approximately 0.24 miles southwest of County Road (CR) 150, near Junction, Texas. TPWD River Access at Cupgrass offers a complimentary parking area and an access point to the South Llano River via Bailey Creek.
This access site is located 2.75 river miles downstream of the first crossing of US 377. Float times will be 1-2 hours depending on water level, flow rate, wind speed, and how well the fish are biting! A paddle from here down to the South Llano State Park is about 9.3 river miles. Be prepared for a 4-6 hour float using a kayak or canoe – tubing is not recommended on this segment. 

Special Conditions on Public Use

Access is open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset for launching non-motorized boats, canoes, or kayaks for the purpose of fishing. Reservations to park on the property must be made in advance by texting the visiting vehicle make and color to (512) 407-9357.  Upon arriving, simply push the button and the gate will open. Vehicle and trailer parking in designated areas only. From the parking area, follow the path down to Bailey Creek. Canoes and kayaks can be launched in Bailey Creek and ingress/egress to the South Llano is a short paddle out.

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:
Head west towards Johnson City on US 290 approximately 60 miles and merge onto I-10 West. Go 17 miles and take exit 460 to merge onto TX-481 Loop West toward Junction. Follow directions from Junction below.

From San Antonio:
Take I-10 West approximately 110 miles and take exit 460 to merge onto TX-481 Loop W toward Junction. Follow directions from Junction below.

From Junction:
Head west on Main St. toward 11th St. Turn left on 11th St. and continue onto US 377 for approximately 10.4 miles and turn left into the property through a gated entrance – look for the “Public Lease Access Fishing Site” signs. The designated parking area is up ahead on the left.

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 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 catch-and-release of sportfish in this segment of the South Llano River, especially for Largemouth and Guadalupe Bass.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.