Junction

Where to Stay Among the Texas Wildflowers

March 15, 2024 | By June Naylor

The only downside to wildflower wandering is leaving the blooms behind. Why not build some overnights into your springtime jaunt and hunker down into cozy digs amid seas of bluebonnets, Indian blankets, and Mexican hats?

Texas Sheepdog Trials Are the Ruff-est Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

March 12, 2024 | By

Donna Rock’s eyes follow the three Dorper sheep as they make a tight curve at the base of a mesquite tree 300 yards in the distance.

The Sky’s the Limit at South Llano River State Park

February 3, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites to choose from, visitors can experience all kinds of different outdoor activities.

South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

September 12, 2022 | By Pam LeBlanc

South Llano River State Park, a former goat and sheep ranch that’s now a beloved outdoors playground on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, is getting a new headquarters building, new low-water crossing bridge, and an amphitheater.

How 10 Small Towns In Texas Have Adapted and Flourished

July 30, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell and Joe Nick Patoski

Paddling and Floating the Llano River Just Got Easier

February 14, 2019 | By E. Dan Klepper

The popular Llano River is a state-owned, navigable waterway over 100 miles long, but much of its riverfront property remains in private hands, creating accessibility challenges for anglers and paddlers who want to tackle its meandering course. Texas Parks and Wildlife has made getting onto the river a little easier by introducing four new public access points, with a fifth on the way, all available for fishing, floating, canoeing and kayaking.

At the Confluence of the North & South Llano Rivers, Junction Is More Than a Fly Fisher’s Paradise

October 4, 2018 | By Jane Kellogg Murray

I was lured to Kimble County by my fly fisher husband—his heart set on hooking the fabled Guadalupe bass and learning a trick or two at the annual Oktoberfisch fly-fishing festival. For three days every October, the Fredericksburg Fly Fishers invite first-timers and avid anglers to their event along the Llano River in Junction. The town—known as The Land of Living Waters, a nod to the county’s abundance of flowing waterways—sits where the North and South Llano rivers meet, so it’s a prime locale for such a fest.

10 Epic Summer Travel Adventures

April 19, 2017 | By Clayton Maxwell

Get even more summertime adventure ideas.

Hello summertime! We know it can get hot out there, but that’s no excuse to stay inside: Cool outdoor adventures in Texas abound.

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