Inks Lake State Park

Inks Lake State Park

In the cool waters below pink granite hills, you can spend the day floating, fishing, boating, skiing or even scuba diving.While the evening sunsets are spectacular, a night of storytelling around a campfire ensures the sun won’t set on your evening until you’re ready.

Things to Do

Visitors enjoy camping, backpacking, and hiking. Since Inks Lake stays at a constant level, droughts do not affect water-related activities such as lake swimming (unsupervised beach), boating, water skiing, scuba diving and fishing. Chris' Landing Grill offers fresh food and coffee inside the park.

In addition to campsites for tents, backpackers, and RVs, the park also has cabins, and group facilities.

Ranger Programs

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.

Equipment Rentals

The park rents paddle boats, canoes, one- to two-person kayaks, life vests and paddles.

This park participates in the Angler Education “Tackle Loaner Program”; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include the Lyndon B. Johnson State Historic Site; Colorado Bend State Park; Pedernales Falls State Park; Longhorn Cavern State ParkEnchanted Rock State Natural Area; a federal fish hatchery; Vanishing Texas River Cruise; Granite Mountain quarry at nearby Marble Falls, which furnished material for the Texas State Capitol; Lake Buchanan and Buchanan Dam (the largest multiarch dam in the world is located four miles from the park); Lake Lyndon B. JohnsonLake Marble FallsLake Travis; and the historical districts in Burnet, Llano, Johnson City and Fredericksburg.

3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611

Latitude: 30.739195

Longitude: -98.370808

(512) 793-2223

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900
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Entrance Fees
  • Adult (Day Use): $6 Daily
  • Adult (Overnight): $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.

Office Hours

March to November:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

December to February:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Busy Season

Spring, summer and fall


January average low is 33 degrees. July average high is 98 degrees. Wettest months are May, September and October. First freeze occurs mid-November. Last freeze occurs late March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

900 feet

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