Llano is nationally known as the “Deer Capital of Texas” and hosts many hunters seeking the abundance of white-tailed deer in the fall and winter seasons. The Llano Chamber of Commerce hosts a Hunters’ Welcome each Friday before deer season opens.
Year-round fishing in the picturesque Llano River and surrounding Highland Lakes makes Llano a sportsman’s dream destination. Usually the best time to fish the Llano River for bass is October and November when the fish are most active. The Guadalupe bass is only found in the Texas Hill Country and offers great sport for fly casters.
Badu Park is located downtown along the north bank of the Llano River. Full RV hookups, extensive playground, and covered pavilions along with a spectacular view of the bridge makes Badu Park a favorite setting for locals and visitor alike. Robinson Park is located on West Hwy 152 just 2 miles west of downtown. RV hookups, tent camping, picnic tables, full playground, swimming pool, and large covered pavilion are all nestled under a canopy of oak trees. This is a great place to swim in the river or launch a canoe or kayak. Both of these parks are supervised by the City of Llano. Call 325-247-4158 for information.
Kayaking and Canoeing
Our Hill Country waters are inviting! The beautiful clear waters of the Llano River are perfect for kayaking or canoeing. Access is available at either city park. The Castell General Store rents water toys and is located about 17 miles west and upstream where fun is found at the General Store! Ask Randy or Karen for fishing advice and a great cabin on the water. A short 17-mile drive east of Llano is Lake Buchanan, the second largest of the Highland Lakes in Central Texas with a length of 30 miles and a width at the widest point of just under 5 miles. Lake Buchanan has a shoreline of 124 miles. The lake is very popular with boaters, fishermen, campers and swimmers.
Rockhounds from around the world descend on Llano throughout the year to hunt for the elusive “Lanite” or pan for gold in the Llano River. The Llano Uplift, an appropriately named area of Texas that features exposed rock formations is well-known for its variety of minerals and has been home to many quarries. Llano is also the home of Enchanted Rock a massive dome of solid granite famed in Indian legend and said to be a site of human sacrifice and healing.
The Llano River Golf & RV Resort is a challenging 18 hole course. Its natural beauty and wildlife, along the picturesque Llano River which provides a beautiful backdrop to your golf outing. The pro shop has a complete line of golf equipment and apparel.