Texas Tech University

Llano River Field Station


Texas Tech University Center at Junction is located on 411 acres just outside Junction, Texas. The South Llano River provides a beautiful backdrop to this diverse landscape. The main campus habitat consists of mesquite thickets, pecan bottoms, open grassland, and riparian areas. The campus offers both screened-in and air-conditioned cabins, classrooms, wet laboratories, and dining facilities. A swimming pool, volleyball court, basketball court, horseshoe pit, and nature trails are also available to visitors.


The Llano River Field Station was established on Texas Tech's Junction campus 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. Visiting students are encouraged to conduct research projects on campus, with local ranchers, at the Walter Buck Wildlife Management Center and at the nearby South Llano River State Park. Courses from the biology department for both undergraduates and graduates are available during spring, intersession, and summer semesters. Courses include:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Herpetology
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology
  • Field Biology
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Ecology
  • Entomology

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TTU Center at Junction