Inks Lake State Park Review & Rating
Inks Lake State Park Overview:
Inks Lake State Park is a Texas Outside favorite and we have camped here a number of times. The Park is set among the rolling Texas hills and pink granite. A large majority of the sites are on or very close to Inks Lake. Inks Lake is a small but pretty 803 acre lake - you can read a review of Inks Lake by
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Inks lake has 137 campsites with water/electricity (a lot are on the water), 50 sites with water only, 10 primitive walk-in sites and 9 primitive backpacking sites. They also have: 22 mini cabins, covered group picnic area, amphitheater, 8 playgrounds, 2 lighted fishing piers, boat ramp, and canoe/paddle boat/surf bike rentals. The lake is excellent for fishing and skiing (very little traffic). Inks Lake State Park has 7.5 miles of hiking trails. There is a nine hole golf course that has some fun holes.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We start the day with some skiing and then head over to Devils Waterhole (far south west end of the lake) for some swimming and cliff diving/jumping. We also like to play the Inks Lake Golf Course -- Highland Lakes - or head into Burnet and play Delaware Springs which is an excellent course. There are some very good hiking trails in and around Devils Waterhole and over 5 miles of hiking trails over the granite, through the trees, and along the lake.
Cool Nearby Activities:
If you want to get out on the water and enjoy the lake, call Splash Boat Rentals and they will deliver a ski boat, pontoon boat, or waverunner for you to enjoy for a few hours. If you own a boat and have time, explore some of the other Highland Lakes -- read Boating the Highland Lakes. Click here to find some other things to do in and around the area. Check out some of the nearby golf courses, read a review, and go play them. Longhorn Caverns is only 10 minutes away and they offer guided cave tours.
If you are staying for awhile, there are lots of fun things to see and do near Inks Lake - check out our 25 Things To Do In The Highland Lakes area.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more