Inks Lake State Park
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.
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.
- Interpretive Guide to Inks Lake and Longhorn Cavern State Parks
- Inks Lake State Park – Recipes for the Birds
- Inks Lake State Park Hiking Trail Guide for Pecan Flats
- Chris's Landing Grill offers fresh food and coffee, inside the park
The park rents paddle boats, canoes, 1-2 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.
Nearby attractions include the Lyndon B. Johnson State Historic Site; Colorado Bend State Park; Pedernales Falls State Park; Longhorn Cavern State Park; Enchanted 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 4 miles from the park); Lake Lyndon B. Johnson; Lake Marble Falls; Lake Travis; and the historical districts in Burnet, Llano, Johnson City and Fredericksburg. You may also want to refer to nearby Lower Colorado River Authority parks.