Activities Available:Birding and Bat Watching, Cabins and Other Lodgings, Camping, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Kayak Trails, Mountain Biking, Pet Friendly, River Outfitters, Swimming Holes
The park sits adjacent to the shimmering, spring-fed South Llano River and provides terrific aquatic-related activities with its 1.5 miles of river frontage. It can be an excellent swimming hole when the water is flowing. Wild turkeys roost in the park and blinds are available for wildlife photography, but much of the park is closed from October through March to protect turkey habitat. Other portions of the park are open during that time. Swimming and fishing opportunities also are available and you should check to see whether trout have been stocked in the winter. There are 18 miles of trails at the park. Pets are OK if kept on a leash. It is located about 4 miles upstream of the Flat Rock Crossing if you want to take the kayaks out for a short trip. For a slightly longer trip you can head upstream to Goodman’s Cabins right off of Hwy 377 (325/446-3870) for a put in that would amount to an eight mile trip. Another option would be to take out at the park in Junction for a five mile trip. This stretch of the South Llano River recently was mentioned as one of the top 20 paddling spots in the state and the park staff also will rent you a tube if you need one. Parking is located adjacent to the water. Take US Hwy 377 south from Junction and then turn left on the park road. Talk to park staff to get information regarding area outfitters who could help you with other paddle trip options.