Paddle away in Llano County

Kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding are fantastic ways to see Llano County from a different perspective. Explore the nooks and crannies of Lake LBJ, Lake Buchanan, and the Llano River and see wildlife and landscapes not often spotted from a road. 

Paddlers will find no shortage of launch points for non-motorized watercraft in Llano County. Most of the launch points are parks, so pack a lunch and make a day of it. 

Here is where to go:

Llano River

Lake Buchanan

Lake LBJ

Where to rent non-motorized watercraft: 

Castell General Store

19522 RR 152 West in Castell

Rents kayaks on the Llano River. Call 325-247-4100. 

El Castell on the Llano River

102 Rockin River Road in Castell

Rents kayaks on the Llano River. Reserve online.

LCRA Black Rock Park 

3400 Texas 261 in Buchanan Dam

Rents kayaks and standup paddleboards. Park has an entrance fee.

Splash Boat Rentals

1924 RR 1431 in Kingsland

Rents kayaks, water toys, and motorized watercraft. Call 325-335-5002.

Just Yakin’ Kayaks 

Delivers rentals on any local lake or river. Go to or call 325-665-1208 or 325-668-2536. 

Paddling is not limited to warmer months in the Texas Hill Country. Thanks to the milder winters, paddling is a year-round adventure in Llano County.