Inks Lake State Park is located next to Inks Lake – a reservoir, which was built on the Colorado River for flood control purposes in 1938. The park offers facilities for various types of outdoor recreation, including swimming, camping, hiking, golf, fishing, boating, scuba diving, and other water sports. You can also try cliff jumping in the place called “Devil’s Waterhole” on Inks Lake. It’s a small part of the lake surrounded by a circle of rocks.
Access and Parking
If you have a motorhome, you can comfortably stay for several days or longer in the RV park, or you can just make a short trip to the lake for a day off or as a part of your vacation. Parking is easy and ample.
The campground offers more than 300 campsites for tents and RVs. There are also cabins for rent. The campsites are paved and rather spacious, with water and electric hookups (some of them also have sewer hookups), picnic tables, and campfire sites. There are plenty of restrooms and showers in satisfactory condition throughout the parking area. There is also a small store with some food and drinks in the park. The facilities and the area itself are well maintained and quite clean.
Inks Lake is good for various kinds of watersport. There are rental services on-site and you can see many people in kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats moving around the lake. The prices are reasonable. Moreover, there is a store where you can hire fishing poles for free!
Inks Lake is a place of choice for fishing enthusiasts. You can catch various species of fish, including catfish, crappie, white bass, largemouth bass, and sunfish. Visitors who are fond of wildlife watching will be satisfied as well since the local wildlife is rather diverse and includes deer, quail, vultures, and other bird species.
There is a small sandy beach and a large grassy area close to the lake to set up chairs and umbrellas. If you decide to swim, please keep in mind that you share the water space with people on various watercraft, so try to stay in the swimming area for your own safety. To get an adrenaline buzz, you can try jumping off the cliffs around the Devil’s Waterhole.
Hiking and Enjoying the Views
On the Devil’s Waterhole trail, you can stroll for several hours through a picturesque landscape, which gets lushly flowered in spring. Overall, the area around the lake is beautiful and tranquil. If you stay until evening, it might be a great idea to watch the sunset and then gaze at the stars, which are especially bright in this place.
15 minutes from Burnet, TX
1 hour 10 minutes from Austin, TX
2 hours from San Antonio, TX
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Inks Lake State Park Beach which you can visit: