“Wait! What? A devil’s hole at Inks Lake State Park?” you might wonder. You are right, but there’s nothing to worry. It’s only a small part of the Inks Lake where you can swim and jump from the cliff. Sounds cool, right?
The first impression we got when we arrived at Inks Lake State Park was, this park is for kayaking or canoeing. We saw people paddling at every corner of the lake or kayaks/canoes rested by the campsites when the owner had their bbq lunch. When we stopped at the store, people were lining up at the kayaks/canoes rental as well. Later we read that the lake’s level usually stays constant so it is really good for water sports. No wonder!
Of course that’s not the only thing you can do at this place. You can swim, boat, water ski, scuba dive, or fish. On land, you can camp, backpack, geocache, and observe nature. If your family likes to hike, do the Pecan Flat trails, a self-guided 3.3-mile trail that is perfect for the whole family. We wished to do that but our time was limited. So we hiked the small canyon on the east side of the park that took us to Devil’s Hole.
Devil’s Hole at Inks Lake State Park
It was warm when we got there but too bad we didn’t pack our swim trunk/suit at this trip. (Our trip to Devil’s Hole at Inks Lake SP was the last day of our Spring Break vacation in 2016.) Teenagers were having a blast jumping from the highest rock into the Devil’s Hole.
We walked further to the bank and found a spot to rest while watching our son playing in the water. It’s a nice spot for family with little children.
Our son had fun playing in the water and I felt guilty because I didn’t pack his swim trunk. I thought about jumping into the water, too, but I didn’t have clean clothes anymore in the car. Oh, well.
Before we left, we made a loop around the lake. Lots of campsites and they even have cabins with AC, too. I’m pretty sure it’s fully booked in summertime. We talked about coming back in the next few months for the weekend, but we haven’t done it until today. One day. For sure.
Visited: Spring Break 2016.
Location: 3630 Park Road 4 West, Burnet, TX 78611. Phone: (512) 793-2223.
– Lake’s level usually stays constant.
– Book your site in advance especially during peak season.
– Entrance fee: $6/adult (day use); kids 12 and under are free. Or use your Texas State Park Pass.
– The park store sells food, camping supplies, and souvenirs.
– Sweet Marleys trailer, located next to the general store, offers snow cones, root beer floats, nachos, hot dogs, and more from Friday-Sunday.
Note: for more information of the park, click here.
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