Junction is a Hill Country town on the banks of the Llano River, and the Llano River is not alone in feeding the town's vegetation. Kimble County, of which Junction is the seat, is wet with hundreds of streams. This town may be small, but it's a natural paradise that draws deer in great numbers. The river mills with fish, Largemouth and Guadalupe bass among them.
Hiking or biking South Llano River State Park in the early dawn is a bracing way to experience Junction a little deeper and you may want to go further, to the point where both the South and North Forks meet. This is the "junction" that the town is named for. The more cultivated areas of Junction are also worth a walk into . . . Junction is rightfully famous for its pecans.
It's also famous for its library, a grandly stone building with a unique collection. The O.C. Fisher Wing preserves 32 years worth of papers, paintings, and other memorabilia from the congressman's long run in Washington, D.C. This wing only accentuates the historic nature of Junction, reflected in the Kimball County Historic Museum.
Junction is easily accessed by US Highways 83 and 377 and is just a short way from US 290's intersection with I-10. It's about 150 miles west of Austin and 53 miles northwest of Kerrville.