Kayaking the Llano River
Kayaking enthusiasts love that the Homer Martin Ranch is nestled next to the Llano River. You can bring your own gear or we can arrange trips via local guides. Just let us know ahead of time!
Here are few river trips, we’d recommend:
White’s Crossing to James River Crossing: 5 MILES
The section of the Llano River from Junction to FM 1871, known as White’s Crossing, makes for a good day float. When you drop in, hold onto your paddle, because the rapids will be rolling. Nothing to worry about though! Deep pools, long riffles, and gravel bars make up most of this five-hour float.
James River Crossing to Martin’s Crossing: 6 MILES
The James River crossing at FM 2389 is another good day’s trip. The 6 miles of river here are similar to the float from White’s Crossing to the James River Crossing with the exception of the lower water river crossing. There the flow is much slower, which means you’ll be using more muscle. On this trip, you’ll see the Homer Martin Ranch’s bluffs, featured on the cover of Texas Monthly. Immediately following the bluffs is a gravel bar located on the right-hand side of the river. Pull your kayaks ashore, and relax for a while
Martin’s Crossing to HWY 87: 5 MILES
Martin’s Crossing, located a quarter of a mile away from the Martin ranch house, is an easy place to drop your kayaks into the water, especially when you’re a guest on the ranch.