Inks Lake State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 206
Number of Sites with Electric: 10
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 137
About: Visitors enjoy camping, backpacking, hiking, and golf. Since Inks is a constant level lake, droughts do not affect water-related activities such as lake swimming (unsupervised beach), boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and fishing.
Tours: Tours and guided activities include nature walks, geology hikes, fish seining, lakeshore ecology, Junior Ranger programs, and the Devil's Waterhole Canoe Tour. Check the Calendar of Events for dates and other information.
The park has just opened Limited Use cabins. The inside has two sets of single bunk beds (sleeps 4) with mattresses, a table and 4 chairs, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, and an electrical plug (30 amp). No cooking allowed inside cabin. The outside has a grill, fire ring, picnic table, water spigot, and an electrical plug (30 amp). Tents and/or a small trailer or a pop-up is allowed outside the cabin. A maximum of 8 persons are allowed at each mini-cabin. No pets are permitted in the cabin area.
Other Facilities include restrooms with showers; picnic sites; campsites with water; backpack sites (1.5 miles in, ground fires prohibited, no drinking water, primitive toilet on trail); a sponsored youth group area (primitive); a group picnic pavilion with tables (capacity 25); an amphitheater; lighted fishing piers; a boat ramp; spread throughout each camping area, except for primitive, are 8 playgrounds; 7.5 miles of hiking trails, including 1.5 miles of backpacking trails; a 9-hole golf course, with golf carts and clubs available to rent; and a Texas State Park Store that rents canoes, paddle boats, and surfbikes year-round; they also offer groceries; and specialized gifts year-round. Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) is available for park visitors to use.
The park is a panorama of cedar and oak woodlands, wildflowers, and pink granite outcroppings in the Central Texas Hill Country. Deer, turkey, quail, numerous songbirds, and other species of wildlife are abundant in the park. The most commonly caught fish are bass, crappie, and catfish.
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