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. The population of Llano County is estimated to increase from 6,000 to 8,000 each year due to hunters.
To find information on hunting leases, select hunting on the membership directory or click on the Hunting tab for our Hunting Directory.
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.
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 or from the providers listed below. The Great Castell Kayak Race is held in June of each year.
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.
Castell General Store: (325) 247-4100
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. Llano is the official site of the annual Texas Gold Panning Championships held in September of each year. 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