A dozen years ago I realized that Junction rated more — way more — than a pit stop for gas as I buzzed down the interstate, intent on destinations farther west.
At the time, my friend’s in-laws lived in town. A bunch of us converged in some cabins for a long summer weekend.
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South Llano River State Park
Where: 1927 Park Road 73, just south of downtown Junction
Admission: $4 adults; free 12 and under. Camping is $20 for sites with water and electricity, $15 for walk-in sites or $8 for primitive sites. Camping reservations recommended.
Information: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/south-llano-river, 325-446-3994.