Inks Lake State Park is great for a day trip or a weekend getaway. Because the lake’s level usually stays constant, you can play here year-round.
Inks Lake camping offers many activities such as backpack, geocache, play volleyball, picnic, and observe nature. We have 9 miles of hiking trails through shady forests and across rocky hills. Hike Pecan Flats, a self-guided 3.3-mile trail that is perfect for the whole family, or stop by our bird blind. Rent our group picnic pavilion for your next family reunion. Take a virtual tour with our interactive trails map.
On the water, you can swim (no lifeguards on duty), boat, water ski, scuba dive and fish. We have set aside a large, no-wake zone for paddling.
Stay at one of nearly 200 campsites or 22 cabins (two are ADA-accessible). Many sites are lakeside or have easy access to the lake. Several camping loops have playgrounds. Sponsored youth groups can rent our youth group camping area.
Tent Camped 28JUL, 1 night. Even at half capacity the park was humming. Camp store/marina onsite. Got 10 miles of hikes in as well as a great sunset and sunrise (all from the fishing pier. Site 224 had amazing trees and was close to the bathrooms & the Devil’s watering hole without feeling cramped. Definitely camping here again this fall.
If you are looking for a campground to stay where you can enjoy some time in the water, then Inks Lake is perfect. Watch the video I posted and it will give you an idea of the activities this park has to offer. This is a great park to visit during the summer months because of all the water activities available at the lake.
They have kayaks and canoes for rent(except during COVID), and there is also cliff jumping at Devils Waterhole. Of course, if you don’t want to jump you can always float in a tube and just watch other people do belly flops.
There are SOOO many campsites available. From tent sites to RV sites and even some lakefront cabins you can rent. This campground has a lot of sites that back up to the lake. But even if you don’t get one of those sites, all the sites have easy access to the lake.
We stayed at site number 42. The campsites on this loop are pretty well spaced, but there aren’t many trees separating the sites so you can see everything your neighbor is doing. So, not the most private of sites. I’m not sure about the privacy of other loops, but the lack of barriers didn’t bother us too much. This loop worked well for us because it is within walking distance of the bathrooms, a playground as well as the park store where you go for rentals. They also have a fishing pier on the backside of the rental shop.***BTW, the bathrooms were recently renovated so they are super nice and clean.
And as an added bonus…you get 2 state parks in one. What I mean is that Longhorn Cavern State Park is also nearby. There’s no camping there, but they have guided tours that teach you all about how the caves were formed by the river and constructed by the CCC. Since we are a homeschooling family, we appreciate any chance to get hands-on learning during our camping trips. There is no park entrance fee, but the guided tour is$18 for 12& up and$10 for kids.
We had a great time at this park, and we would probably put in our top 10 in Texas simply because we like all the lake activities.
Wow! What a beautiful state park! This place is MASSIVE with a large portion it campsites being right on the lake. The reservation site shows you each spot with pictures so look around to try and find the best spot. There is hiking, primitive camping, swimming hole, pier, boating and kayak rentals (not during Covid though). There is VERY limited cell connection supposedly Verizon does okay, but our Google Fi service was in and out. There is public WiFi at certain spots on the park but it's not the fastest. Nice bathrooms in each loop with hot showers and toilets. Sites can have electric or water or both and we're nicely spaced out from each other. We suggest visiting Devil's waterhole it was super fun jumping off the rock!
Inks Lake SP is gorgeous, regardless of the time of year! The stone outcrops and cliffs are great for hiking. Sites aren’t quite as private as other state parks we’ve been to, but nice nonetheless. Longhorn Caverns is just a short drive up the road - like a 2-fer. :)
Older bathrooms last time we were here. But it's a really pretty place, lots of shade, lake access and boat ramp. Hiking, bird sanctuary, and devil's watering hole are top things to do, besides lake fun.
inks lake state park . I have to admit this Time of the year 6/15/2020 it’s hot over here, but it’s one of the most fun looking lakes, you could go swimming jumping off cliffs , kayaking ,boating , hiking, or you can get in a tube and watch everybody jump off the Clift. $23 night. AT&T 2-3 bars . T-mobil 0 bars better reserve, I was able to only get one day.
Amazing views and facilities. The devils waterhole is a must!
We went there in early April while the weather was still cool. My husband enjoyed the fishing while I took photos in my walks. We plan to go back as soon as they open the state parks again. These is what we liked: large enough that the campgrounds were private, clean showers, lots of geese and other birds and good fishing.
Most have shade, good fishing, clean restrooms
My wife, kids, dogs and I went out to Inks Lake and we stayed in site 345, in the tent only sites. It was a great sire that backed right up on the lake. We had a natural split level site with a clearing towards the lake that allowed us a great spot for me to set up our Bonfire Solo Stove. There was enough room to set up our Kingdom 6 REI tent, which is a 2 room 6 man tent, along with 2 hammock. We were on a small loop that allowed our kids (8 and 6) to have some room to roam, and we were just a 50 yard walk from the fishing dock and one of Texas State Parks newly renovated bathrooms. I would recommend this site and park to anyone. We were bummed we were able to to down the street to Lonnghorn Cavern, because some bad weather came in and we had too leave early.