Texas Tech University

Llano River Field Station

Center at Junction

Llano River Field Station

The Llano River Field Station was established as part of TTU Center in Junction in June of 2002 to provide a laboratory and classroom environment for undergraduate and graduate students from numerous universities, institutes, and public schools. The Llano River Field Station encourages and supports research of local watershed and riparian habitats.

Photo of Llano River

Upper Llano River
Watershed Protection Plan

The implementation of the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan is on a 10-year timeframe, focusing on eight different management measures. Each measure has annual implementation milestones, expected funding needs and identified organizations that will guide and carry out each of the plan's recommended actions.

Watershed Protection Plan

The Llano River Field Station is one of the great hidden jewels in the state's education and outreach system. There is no better or more picturesque setting ...to come learn about the hill country's unique lands, waters, and heritage.

Carter Smith
Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


As the largest inland field station in Texas, the national award-winning staff and faculty find themselves ideally situated, making it possible to conduct and coordinate research in a wide array of areas.

Research Projects


Texas Tech University at Junction is involved with outreach in their community, across texas and the world. From community workshops to research grants and awards, the Llano River Field Station is continually making an impact in conservation, education, and research.

The Texas Society of Mammalogists Held Their 37th Annual MeetingFebuary 8, 2019

The meeting was attended by 128 faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and other mammalogy professionals from 37 institutions and 9 states.

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The facilities at the TTU Center at Junction includes traditional classrooms, outdoor classrooms, high-speed internet and WIFI, wet laboratory, large lecture/dining facilities, conference room, pool, covered pavilion, and laundry facilities. The facility also has bird and wildlife observation blinds, hiking trails and 1 mile of South Llano River frontage. Facilities can be rented for workshops, conferences, meetings and retreats.

More about the Facilities

Field Guide

An overview of wildlife and plants found nearby.

Field Guide


TTU Center at Junction