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Friday, November 5, 2010

Wandering to Junction, TX KOA

On all our trips to the west, except for the one we went the northern route, we head directly west on TX 105, which passes within a mile of where I live. We take 105 to TX 290 which takes us through Austin and Fredericksburg and dead ends at I-10 just east of Junction. We usually stay the fist night out at the Junction KOA and the last night of the return trip. Sometimes, when not in a hurry, we stop in between home and Junction at Bastrop State Park.

I was reading a blog yesterday about KOA RV parks. I have to say that I use them a lot. They are convenient and there always seems to be one when you need it. Most of the time, the visits to them are pleasant. My wife and I both enjoy the KOA at Junction and have always found it a welcome stop.

Being next to the river allows for wildlife to be viewed. We have seen deer and all kinds of different and rare birds. On the way to Terlingua last spring, we saw a huge flock of yellow headed black birds. We were told that it was extremely rare to see so many that far North. By the time I got my camera out, they were gone. But did get some pictures of some other interesting birds.

Here are some pictures taken this year. The first one is of my wife walking one of the dogs:

And a sun set:

Our RV:

The river:
A near by hill:

The highway bridge over the river next to the camp ground:

It is a home to hundreds of birds:

Here are two closer views of different sections:

We always look forward to a stop over there. Usually see deer come down to the river for a drink. Maybe someday we will see you there, too.


  1. Junction city park is free for three nights and adjacent to the South LLano River.

  2. Have you ever stayed at McKinney State Park just east of Austin. It is one of my favorite places. I always stop to eat at the Sergovia Truck Stop..I recommend it!

  3. Liked Junction back when. Let's see that had to be about 1976. I had my brand new special order Ford Pickemup and Father in law got us a BIG ass deer lease out there. Was a heck of drive from Seabrook Texas to there,but we killed a bunch of deer and turkey out there.

    On the way back home from there I had to go through San Antonio and would stop at Mi Terria restaurant and eat and get an order to take home to wifie.
    I took some kick butt pictures out on that ranch, sure enjoyed the time I spent there.
    There used to be a BBQ place downstairs in the court house , is it still there?

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  5. Barney, you mentioned it before, thanks.

    Frann, I have been there. See my old blog

    Ben, don't know about the BBQ place. I do know that there are a lot of deer around that area.

    Sorry about deleting comment, my fingers would not hit the correct keys.

  6. Traveled the same route, but didn't stop there. We were living out of a tent at the time and just concentrated on making miles. Wish we weren't so much in a hurry back then.

  7. Sixbears, I know what you mean about not taking the time. We are all guilty of that and afterwards feel regret. It takes less time to see it all on one trip than to take several trips to see what you missed.

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