Food, Cooking, Picnic, Tailgate, & Backyard Recipes plus more...
Alan's Picnic Guides
Custom Search

Lone Star State (TX) - Picnic Menu | Picnic Tips | Grocery Shopping Tips | Recipe of the Day

Home >> Alan's Picnic Guides >> TX Picnic Guide >> TX State Parks >> Hill Country TX SP

 Picnic Menu Ideas & Planning
Picnic Menu Ideas & Planning

1000s of great recipes and picnic menu ideas



South Llano River State Park


1927 Park Road 73
Junction TX 76849-9502

Phone: 325/446-3994

Elevation: 1,710 feet

View Larger Map 

South Llano River State Park adjoins Walter Buck Wildlife Management Area, south of Junction in Kimble County.  The 524.07-acre site, adjacent to the South Llano River, was donated to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1977 and was opened to the public in 1990.

Because of his love and respect for the land, Mr. Walter Buck donated his ranch to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Activities include camping, picnicking, canoeing, tubing, swimming, fishing, hiking, mountain bike riding, and bird and nature study.

Area Attractions:
Nearby attractions include Kerrville-Schreiner Park; Fort McKavett State Historic Site; Admiral Nimitz Museum State Historic Site - National Museum of the Pacific War; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area; and the City of Junction, with historic markers and buildings; Schreiner Park; Texas Tech Center; and the O. C. Fisher Museum and Library.

Campsites & Other Facilities:
Facilities include multi-use campsites with water and electricity at each site and a dump station and restrooms with showers in the area; walk-in campsites with picnic tables and fire rings (30 - 70-yard walk from where the car is parked - drinking water is available to every 4 sites.

No vehicle camping is allowed at the walk-in sites and capacity is 4 people per site), composting toilets in the area; a picnic and day-use area near the river with picnic tables, waist-high grills, and composting toilets; oxbow lakes; 4 miles of hiking/mountain biking/nature study trails in the Turkey Roost area; and hunting blinds available for wildlife photography. Be sure to stop by the Texas State Park Store.

Natural Features:
The park has two miles of river frontage, a large pecan bottom, and typical Hill Country areas. The 523-acre, wooded bottom land is home to white-tailed deer and the Rio Grande Turkey. The bottomland represents one of the most substantial and oldest winter turkey roosts in the central portion of the state. The roosting area is closed to park visitors from October through March.

Observation blinds are provided to offer visitors a glimpse of the Turkey moving to and from the roost. Other animals include wood duck, white-tailed deer, squirrel, jackrabbit, javelina, fox, beaver, bobcat, cottontail, and armadillo. Several exotic species such as Axis Deer, Black Buck Antelope, and Fallow Deer are often spotted in the park.

To reach the park, travel Interstate 10 to Junction, then go south on US Highway 377 for 5 miles to Park Road 73.

More Picnic Sites

Chili Bowl
Main Dish
Penn Dutch
Pot Pies
Slow Cooker
Veggies-Side Dish

Powered by ... All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
E-mail | AlansKitchen Privacy Policy | Thank you

Contact Us | About Us | Site Map