Inks Lake State Park, Burnet Texas

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Inks Lake State Park is a pleasant family oriented park in Burnet County just 60 miles north of Austin, Texas.  This scenic 1201 acre park in Texas Hill Country is part of the Highland Lakes Chain (consisting of 7 lakes) on the Colorado River.  Located on pink granite outcroppings of the Llano uplift, geology hikes are offered through the billions of years old granite hills.  Hiking is also popular to the Devils Waterhole where swimmers jump off the cliffs into the cool clear water.  Alternately you may join a canoe tour out to Devil’s Waterhole or rent a canoe or kayak at the Texas State Park Store and head out on to the 803 acre lake yourself.  If you rent for 24 hours you may keep the canoe or kayak overnite at your campsite.  Other activities include boating, water skiing and sailing on the lake, fishing from one of two lighted piers or ‘Fishing with a Ranger’ (2-3 times a week) also golfing on the 9 hole course operated by Highland Lakes Golf Club.  Tee times are 1st come 1st serve.  The golf course is located on park property with 6 of the holes lakeside, the entrance is outside the park.  7 1/2 miles of hiking trails for all skill levels include lakeside cliffs and hilltop trails.  You will see many white-tail deer, wild turkeys and possibly armadillos and foxes.  In Spring the area is blanketed with wildflowers including the Texas State Flower the Bluebonnet.  In winter bird watchers keep a sharp eye out for bald eagles.  Campsites at Inks Lake State Park consist of 9 primitive back-pack in 1.5 miles sites (no water, pit toilet on trail),  10 walk-in sites with water and electricity, 50 water only sites and 137 water and electric sites.  Like Tyler State Park in East Texas, Inks Lake State Park In Hill Country is a wonderful park for families.  Kids have a great time here with all the other kids and all of the activities.  Also like Tyler State Park, Inks Lake State Park is popular and can be crowded.  Be sure to make reservations.  We loved the natural setting and scenic beauty of this park however please note the camp sites are set close together and will afford little privacy.  There is very little shade so if you are camping in the hot Texas summer be sure to bring your own in the form of golf or beach umbrellas or a screen shelter.

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