Established in 1876 with formation of county. Today a trade and
retail center of scenic, sparsely populated area nationally noted
for production of fine wool and mohair. Camping, fishing, canoeing
and hunting are popular in area. More flowing streams than any
other Texas county; year round fishing. hunters find wild turkey,
deer and game birds, during season, squirrels, throughout the
year; exotics also found in the area. Schneiner (city) Park on
Lake Junction has swimming pool, basketball, baseball fields and
free overnight camping.
KIMBLE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
O.C. FISHER MUSEUM
SOUTH LLANO RIVER STATE PARK
- KIMBLE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
- Documents, tools and other relics from days of early settlers.
- O.C. FISHER MUSEUM - Duplicate
of Washington office of long-time Congressman from this district
displays memorabilia and gifts received. In the Kimble County
Library, 208 North 10th Street.
- SCENIC DRIVES - Although several
are scenic, one of the most impressive is U.S. 377 southwest as
it travels along the South Llano River. An exceptional overlook
is about 22 miles south at a highway rest area.
- SOUTH LLANO RIVER STATE PARK -
507 acre wooded park lies along winding South Llano river. Abundant
wildlife include white-tailed deer, wood ducks, fox squirrels,
javelina, and the Rio Grand turkey. The bottom land is roost to
the winter turkey and roosting area will be closed to visitors
from October to March so turkeys will not be disturbed. Facilities
include camping, hiking, wildlife observation, and picnicking.
Canoeing, tubing, and swimming in the spring-fed river. Adjacent
to the park is the 2,123 acre Walter Buck Wildlife Management
Area. Four miles south of Junction off U.S. 377.
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