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SOUTH LLANO RIVER STATE PARK

SOUTH LLANO RIVER STATE PARK. South Llano River State Park is on U.S. Highway 377 four miles south of Junction in Kimble County. The 507-acre park features 1.5 miles of river front along the south shore of the Llano River. Approximately 440 acres are bottomland, heavily wooded with pecan trees. Hundreds of wild turkeys roost in the area in the fall and feast on the pecans. The land was formerly part of the ranch of Warner Buck, who donated it to the state in 1977. The park opened in 1990. Facilities include restrooms, camping and picnicking areas, and a hiking trial that leads into a 2,000-acre wildlife management area adjacent to the park.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

Christopher Long

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "SOUTH LLANO RIVER STATE PARK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gks11), accessed December 17, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.