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Inks Lake State Park-Marble Falls, Burnet, Kingsland

April 21, 2010

If you’re planning a summer trip to the Texas hill country, it’s always a good idea to be near water. If you have ever spent July in Texas you know what I mean. Lucky for us, Texas has an abundance of lakes, rivers and other recreational water sites. One of my favorite places to cool off is Inks Lake State Park.

Inks Lake State ParkInks Lake State Park

Inks Lake State Park is located on Park Road 4, between Burnet and Marble Falls. The park has nice campsites for tents and RVs, as well as shelters you can rent. What is really great about the park is that it is located on a cove which is in a no-wake zone, so there are very few power boats zooming past. Of course there are some boats and jet skis on the larger part of the lake, but because of the small size of the lake I think this keeps most boats to the larger lakes. The camp store offers a few supplies as well as canoe rentals. Many families rent out the canoes; it is a great family activity for all ages. We have a sunfish sailboat which we take out to Inks Lake almost weekly. Both my children have learned to sail in Inks. It is a great lake for teaching canoeing or sailing skills, again because of the no-wake zone and the ability to see across the cove (you know, for the first time you let them go solo).

Inks Lake State Park

There are many campsites along the shore line, so most sites are in view of the lake. If you need to cool off from the hot Texas sun, almost any place along the shore line is great for taking a dip. But the preferred place to swim is Devil’s Waterhole. Look on the park map and you can find the trail leading to the waterhole. This place is well known for its high cliffs and people willing to climb up and jump 30 feet or so to the water below. I never had a desire to climb up and jump-just watching is scary enough for me! The Waterhole can get crowded, so expect lots of swimmers. Also, the shore line at Devil’s Waterhole can be steep climbing out and the water drops off quickly, so life jackets are in order for children.

Inks Lake State ParkInks Lake State Park

Inks Lake is a beautiful place for families to relax and enjoy the great Texas outdoors. You can swim, canoe, picnic, camp, fish, or just relax under a shade tree and enjoy the beautiful views. You can visit the Inks Lake website for detailed information and maps. Over the past years our family has had great times and made fond memories on Inks Lake, maybe yours will too!

~Karin~

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