Inks Lake State Park
September 26 through September 28, 2003
|Inks Lake State Park is located near Marble Falls and
Burnet, Texas. Both towns and the park are in the Texas Hill
Country region of Texas. The Texas
State Parks web site has information
about the park.
Like other lakeside parks, Inks Lake's main feature is the lake and the water based activities that the lake facilitates. It is worth noting that the manmade lake has very stable water levels. The dam for this lake is between two large dams and they don't vary the water level much in this lake. The campsites are artfully woven around the lake. Many campsites are right on the lake. I've heard that this is the busiest state park in the system. The park was completely booked this weekend. The park rangers were turning folks away that didn't have reservations. This isn't even the busy season.
All in all, the park is OK. If I come back, it will be late fall, winter, or early spring. I prefer my parks to be less crowded.
Given how crowded and busy the park is, I was surprised by how well behaved most park patrons were. Comparing the patrons to other busy parks (Garner State Park and Pedernales Falls State Park), the patrons of this park are exceptionally well behaved.
The wildlife is somewhat limited. We saw a group of deer skulking about behind our campsite. They were quick to run off whenever we moved about to much. Other than the ducks, the deer was it in the way of wildlife.
The castle shown in the last picture is visible from the park road.
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