Wednesday, March 28, 2012

South Llano River State Park, Junction, TX



It was a beautiful 65 mile drive on hilly ranch roads from Fredercksburg to South Llano River State Park, with wildflowers everywhere. We had been told by several people that we would love this park, and they were right. Most of the sites are huge and some are very private. We opted for a more open site hoping to see some of the wildlife.


I put out a regular bird feeder and a hummingbird feeder, and within an hour the hummingbirds arrived. There are several bird blinds, one right behind our site that is always busy. There are miles of hiking trails in the park and  the adjoining Walter Buck Wildlife Management Area. We’ve had a couple deer walk through our site, but have yet to see the wild turkeys which the park is known for. In fact they have a huge area closed to the public except between 10 and 3 each day which is a turkey roost area.

We’ve hiked a few trails so far, and walked up to the scenic overlook. Here are some pictures from our walks.




Buck Lake.


A place to sit and look at the lake.


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Behind our site. It will be even prettier here in a few more weeks when all the leaves come out on the trees.


Birds and squirrels enjoying the water and feeders.






We’re here until Sunday for sure. It is so peaceful we may just hang out a bit longer. With the Wilson amplifier we actually have a good internet connection.  And Quincy is doing a little better with his leash and collar, but it’s hard to teach an old cat new tricks.



  1. GORGEOUS photos. So glad you two are enjoying the Park. Be patient and those turkeys will rear their heads.
    Enjoy those lovely hikes and wildflowers.

  2. What a beautifully serene spot you have found!

  3. You sure picked a great time to visit there with all the wild flowers. Great pics of both flowers and birds.

    I'm glad you were able to get a good internet signal.

  4. Looks like a wonderful place to be. Love the wildflowers. Your pictures are really lovely.


  5. The city park next to the town lake is free for three days.

  6. The city park next to the town lake is free for three days.

  7. Looks like a great park. I think Quincy is waiting for a bird!

  8. I am enjoying your blog so much especially since we will be in the area in a week. Thanks to you, we now plan to stay at South Llano River State Park (and maybe the city park next to the town lake too).

    Your cat and our cat, Bowie, could be twins or at least brothers.

    We are looking forward to seeing many of the places in Texas Hill Country that you have been to.

    Thank you for the great pictures and good blogs.

  9. awesome park and love that bird bath!

  10. Ahhhhh, I can't believe I'm so far behind. These are gorgeous! And as far as I know, this is my 1st introduction to Quincy - very handsome!