South Llano River State Park

Things to Do

Activities include camping, picnicking, canoeing, tubing, swimming, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, bird-watching and nature study.

The park offers approximately 18 miles of hiking/biking trails, 58 campsites with water and electricity, six walk-in tent sites, and five hike-in primitive campsites. The park is open year round. The Turkey Roost area of the park is also open year round, with restricted hours from Oct. 1 - March 31  (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Take a virtual tour with our Interactive Trails Map.

South Llano River State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. Learn more:

If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come.

Outfitters & Guide Services

Canoe rentals, kayak rentals and shuttle services for the Llano River are available. Contact the park or the Junction Chamber of Commerce, (325) 446-3190, for current contact information on the businesses that offer these services.

Equipment Rentals

The park rents tubes, loans out GPS units for geocaching, and you can borrow fishing gear to use in the park through the Tackle Loaner Program

Ranger Programs

The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include Kerrville-Schreiner Park; Fort McKavett State Historic SiteAdmiral Nimitz Museum State Historic Site - National Museum of the Pacific WarEnchanted Rock State Natural Area; the city of Junction, featuring historic markers and buildings; Schreiner Park; Texas Tech Center; and the O.C. Fisher Museum and Library.

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1927 Park Road 73
Junction, TX 76849

Latitude: 30.445396

Longitude: -99.804102

(325) 446-3994

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.

Check for scheduled closures.

Busy Season

March through October


January average low is 32 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. Wettest months are May, August and September. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs early April.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1,710 feet

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