Fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, and birding. You name it, you can do it in Junction. This captivating hamlet sits among some of the most captivating scenery in the Texas Hill Country, a region known as a veritable hotspot for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. As such, there’s much to see and experience in this scenic place. Read on to see a few of the things to do in Junction so you don’t miss a thing while you’re here.
For the ultimate experience kayaking in Junction, start at South Llano River State Park and paddle up to Junction City Park. This path takes you along more than six miles of river from where you can relax and enjoy the view of the gorgeous Hill Country terrain. Forgot your kayak at home? Don’t worry. There are several Texas river outfitters in Junction that will rent you a kayak, canoe, or inner tube. Not only will they lend you some gear, but some will also drop you off at your desired starting point on the river and pick you up once you’re done.
To see these, and many other birds, make sure to visit South Llano River State Park during the spring or the fall, when different birds migrate to the area. While you’re there, don’t miss out on everything else the park has to offer. Not only can you paddle along the Llano River, but there are 18 miles of hiking and biking trails to discover, captivating fishing and swimming areas, and camp sites to stay in. Whether or not you’re a birding enthusiast, a trip to South Llano River State Park is a must while you’re in Junction.
If traditional golf isn’t your cup of tea, give Junction’s disc golf course a try. The 18-hole course, nestled on both sides of the Llano River, takes you on a journey through rugged terrain and past large trees that make play a bit more of a challenge. You can drop in to the course at any time, except during the Professional Disc Golf Association tournaments played there in February and July.
Regardless of which type golf you prefer, you’ll enjoy a fantastic playing experience in one of the prettiest parts of the Texas Hill Country.
Travel down FM 2169 West or Flat Rock Lane to enjoy unbeatable views of the Llano River, while U.S. Highway 83 north winds past ranches and fields of blooming flowers. Along with the fantastic scenery, these roads take you to some of the charming towns in the area, like London, Menard, and Roosevelt. If you’re the type of traveler that enjoys getting in your car and exploring, Junction is the place to be.
Check out this map of the scenic driving routes in Junction and Kimble County to get your next adventure started.
The rolling hills around Junction offer much more than a visual treat. This part of the Lone Star State is home to a staggering array of wildlife, making it one of the best places to hunt in Texas. As such, there are dozens of hunting properties and ranches near Junction where you can hunt for white-tail deer, turkey, dove, quail, and feral hogs. Others, like Whitetail Junction Ranch, afford the chance to hunt exotic game like impalas, sables, and buffalo. These ranches typically offer stays in cottage-like accommodations, meals, and guided hunting excursions as part of an overall package. Hunting in Junction is a year-round thing to do, and the many properties and ranches in the area can provide you the Texas Hill Country hunting experience you’re looking for.
When you need a break from swingin’ your hips and shufflin’ your feet, get a drink at the bar or play a game of billiards. To get to London Hall, simply drive 20 miles north from downtown Junction on Highway 377.
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