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Hill Country Region
Hill Country Region
Inks Lake State Park
Inks Lake State Park
INKS LAKE STATE PARK
INKS LAKE STATE PARK
Inks Lake State Park is 1201 acres of recreational facilities adjacent to Inks Lake on the Colorado River in Burnet County. The park was acquired by deeds from the Lower Colorado River Authority and private owners in 1940 and was opened to the public in 1950. Inks Lake is located in the Highland Lakes chain (7 lakes) surrounded by granite hills. The water level of Inks Lake is usually unaffected by drought and is maintained at a normal level most of the time. During flooding situations, the lake level can rise as the flood waters are passed through Inks Lake to other lakes downstream.

The park area has been used for cattle ranching since the mid-1800s. It remained a part of various ranches until the state acquired the land in 1940. Culverts and roads in the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps from the camp at Longhorn Caverns in the 1930s.
Nature of the Area
The park is a panorama of cedar and oak woodlands, wildflowers, and pink granite outcroppings in the Central Texas Hill Country. Deer, turkey, quail, numerous songbirds, and other species of wildlife are abundant in the park. The most commonly caught fish are bass, crappie, and catfish.
Events
March 24
Underwater Discovery!
Use a seining net to discover what is living in the shallow waters of the lake

Join us for a program and you will venture into the shallow waters off the lake shore with a seining net and discover what you can find! Learn about aquatic life like minnows, bugs, and plants.

Participants should be prepared to get wet as you will be wading into water several feet deep, though getting into the water is not required.

Program is free, but all park entrance fees apply.

*Meet behind the park store on the lake front*

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP) and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

Contact:Sean Jones
(512) 793-4689
sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov

March 25
Fishing with a Ranger
Come out and try to catch the big one!

Everyone welcome for free catch and release instructional program. No fishing license required while on state park property. We have the poles and the worms. All you need is your smile. Meet behind the Park Store.

In March we will start at 5PM

Free with park entrance fee. No reservations required.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP) and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

Contact:Sean Jones
(512) 793-4689
sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov

March 25
Fireside Chat with a Ranger
Get introduced to the park around a fire at our amphitheater -- *FREE S'MORES*

Be introduced to the park around a cozy fire with a chance to get all your questions answered by ranger staff, as well as be treated to s'mores! We will go over the events for the weekend as well as tips

March 26
Devils Backbone Nature Trail Twilight Hike
Check out the beauty of our new trail at dusk

Meet at the Devils Waterhole trailhead and then take a ranger-led hike along our newest trail. Great views of the north side of the lake and the Valley Spring Creek. Excellent opportunities to see wildlife and plant life! Round trip the hike will be about 2.0 miles.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the temperature and bring water! Hiking boots/shoes highly recommended

Program is FREE

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@InksLakeSP) and Facebook for all the latest information about park events!

Contact:Sean Jones
(512) 793-4689
sean.jones@tpwd.texas.gov

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Area Attractions
The Lyndon B. Johnson State Historic Site; Colorado Bend State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, and Longhorn Cavern State Park; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area; a federal fish hatchery; Vanishing Texas River Cruise; Granite Mountain quarry at nearby Marble Falls that furnished material for the Texas State Capitol; Lake Buchanan and Buchanan Dam (the largest multi-arch dam in the world is located 4 miles from the park); Lake Lyndon B. Johnson; Lake Marble Falls; and Lake Travis; and the historical districts in Burnet, Llano, Johnson City, and Fredericksburg. You may want to refer to nearby parks.

Current conditions including fire bans and water levels can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 5 BEST PARK IN TX!! by amanda
Our 1st visit was w/ a school camping club our 11 & 12 year olds wanted join, we were chaperones... Now we bring our grand-children!!
May 2 the only park by mary mcconkey
i came the first time in 1987....and i have come back almost every year since...best park ever
November 16 The Best Park Ever! by AmyBob
I absolutely LOVE Inks Lake! My family caught a lot of fish in the 2 days we were there and we saw a lot of wildlife around our campsite, including a little armadillo that scared us real bad at first!We are definitely coming back here again!


Area Campgrounds
Rio Vista Resort
234 Rio Vista Drive
Kingsland, TX
Sunset Point on Lake LBJ
2322 North Wirtz Dam Road
Marble Falls, TX
830-798-8199
Weather Forecast, (78609)

Directions
The park is located 9 miles west of Burnet on State Highway 29 to Park Road 4. Go south 3 miles to the park headquarters.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Texas
Texas
Hill Country Region
Hill Country Region
Inks Lake State Park
Inks Lake State Park