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Junction is located in the Texas Hill County in the central part of the state. The town gets its' name from its' location where the North and South Llano Rivers converge. It's the county seat and has a population of approximately 2,600. Junction's nickname is "Land of Living Waters" because there is more flowing water in and around the city than in any other county in Texas. Junction is home to several parks, but the most well-known is the 507-acre South Llano River State Park. Due to this, and to the town's location along busy Interstate 10, Junction offers abundant hotels, eateries, golf and tennis courts, eight swimming pools and many businesses that cater to the tourists. South Llano River State Park is about five miles south of Junction. Things to do at the park include camping, canoeing, kayaking and tubing down the river, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, birdwatching and picnicking. There are 18 miles of hiking and biking trails and 58 campsites, including five hike-in, primitive campsites, at South Llano State Park. Many places around the North and South Llano Rivers are excellent for fishing. Species include largemouth bass, perch, channel catfish, yellow catfish and Guadalupe bass. You'll find several places in the town of Junction to rent kayaks, canoes and tubes. Outfitters will drop you off at your desired starting point on the river and pick you up after your float trip is over. Other attractions in Junction include the Kimble County Historical Museum, which contains relics from the early pioneer days and military artifacts.

Surrounding areas: Mason, Texas (36.9 mi), Hunt, Texas (38.9 mi)

Junction Vacation Rentals




Junction Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn200 Ih 10 WJunction, TX (325) 446-3572
Days Inn Junction111 S MartinezJunction, TX (325) 446-3730
Econo Lodge311 S Segovia Access RdJunction, TX (325) 446-2475
Rodeway Inn2343 N Main StJunction, TX (325) 446-4588

Junction Weather & Climate

The Central Texas Hill Country has an arid climate, but sits on the edge of the humid subtropical climate zone. Summers are hot and winters are warm to cool. Spring and fall are comfortably warm. The area receives up to 48 inches of rain per year, with the wettest months being April and May. Widespread flooding is common. The central hill country receives about a dozen nights per year below freezing. Occasionally, there is sleet, freezing rain or snow. It's not uncommon for some winters to have no freezing precipitation at all. Tornadoes are possible, although not as common as in other areas of the state. July and August are the hottest months. The highest temperature recorded was 111 F in 2000, and the lowest recorded temperature ever was 0 F in January 1949.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 29°F 0.77 in. -
February 65°F 34°F 1.43 in. -
March 73°F 41°F 1.42 in. -
April 79°F 50°F 1.95 in. -
May 85°F 59°F 3.23 in. -
June 91°F 66°F 3.10 in. -
July 94°F 68°F 1.55 in. -
August 94°F 67°F 2.20 in. -
September 88°F 61°F 2.28 in. -
October 80°F 51°F 2.68 in. -
November 69°F 39°F 1.37 in. -
December 62°F 31°F 1.26 in. -

Junction Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Kimble County airport (JCT) located about 1 mile northeast of Junction, Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located approximately 54 miles southeast of Junction in Kerrville, Texas, the Gillespie County airport (T82) located roughly 54 miles southeast of Junction in Fredericksburg, Texas, and finally San Angelo Regional Mathis Field (SJT) located around 73 miles northwest of Junction in San Angelo, Texas.

Junction Attractions

 
Water Parks
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX106.2 mi.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX112.5 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Junction Golf ClubJunctionTX 
 
Museums
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX55.7 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX106.2 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX106.2 mi.


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