The first impression we got when we arrived at the 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.
It was warm when we got there but too bad we didn’t pack our swim trunk/suit at this trip. 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.
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: go to http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/inks-lake for more information.
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