Inks Lake State Park

You can easily imagine a string of horses saddled by grim cowboys, riding through the cactus-filled landscape of Inks Lake State Park. While the lake is the main attraction for most people, the surrounding landscape is home to some of the best rugged hiking in the Texas Hill Country. With 8 miles of rocky trails, the hiking at Inks Lake SP is very diverse. If you stick close to the lake and visitor center, the wide-two track guides the hiker easily through low laying forests, creeks, and scenic views. However, if you travel away from the lake, the trails take on a more adventurous feel. There are few who take the trails located across the main road from the lake. The views may not be as dramatic of the lake, but they give you more perspective into the wildlife, the changing geography, and a time long ago. There is something special about this park that can take you one an unique adventure…if you let it.

Park Information

3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611
(512) 793-2223

Activities: Camping, backpacking, hiking, lake swimming (unsupervised beach), boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and fishing.

Elevation: 900 feet

Weather: January minimum 33 degrees and July maximum 98 degrees


The park is located 9 miles West of Burnet on State Highway 29 to Park Road 4. Go South 3 miles to the park headquarters.

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