Chad L.


College Station, TX

Joined November 2020

Great for hikers

If you like to hike in the back country this is an excellent park. It is secluded and once you go through the gates expect to travel around 6~7 miles to reach the campsites. I lost all phone service about 2~3 before reaching the gates with Verizon. They have I drive up sites, walk in sites, and hike in. We stayed at a walk in. Prepare for 200~300 yard hike with your gear from the parkin g lot. The campsites although with a beautiful backdrop were in an open field area with little shade. Felt more like festival camping. Wou.d have loved to see more secluded, wooded campsites with more privacy. You are constantly looking into your neighbors site and they into yours..The hiking here is superb with many nice swim holes to take a dip in throughout the spring with multip.e waterfalls if you continue through and behind the first spring pool. Be sure to take the 3 mile hike to Gorman falls as well for a 70 ft beauty. We seen lots of wildlife in this park. Beware although rare to see Mt. Lions do roam the terrain… Great park to visit just not the camping we expected. Although the hike,swim, and falls made up for it.. Overall recommended but do your research. This site is remote so be sure to bring everything you will need.. cash or checks only for firewood btw..

Diamond in the Ruff

Inks Lake state park is a beautiful picturesque park with amazing fews and some of the best campsites in the area. The sites are well spaced with vegetation between most. There is developed tent pads and tables on slabs at each site. Ours also had water. We were lucky enough to get a site right at the waters edge with a nice personal small beach with clean waters all the way to the shore. The bath houses were well maintained and they have firewood vending machines at several stations throughout the campgrounds. They also have small concrete cabins to rent. The area around the devils watering hole is beautiful with high cliffs and a beautiful calm lake below. Several people were jumping off cliffs and scuba diving in the area. It is a no wake zone for any boaters. The trails in the area also provide more amazing views. The staff in the store were very polite and helpful. They have canoe rentals but, we were unable to do so due to covid. Overall highly recommended we will be visiting more in the future.

Best Gem in TX

This is definitely one of the top if not our favorite park in TX. You've got to plan ahead and make reservations at peak times of the year as this is a super busy park. We really enjoy visiting g here in the fall and winter. The river is crystal clear with a tropical blueish green tint that is both cool and inviting. You have got to hike up the river and you will encounter many beautiful spots along the river banks. We found a fantastic swim hole located right at the base of a small waterfall. Be prepared for it to be potentially crowded atthe day use areas especially in the middle of the summer. The views and terrain in this region are breathtaking and like no where else in TX. It really feels like you are elsewhere. Do yourself a favor if tent camping and get a screened shelter site… if you want to be close to the day use area, stores,golf, etc.. be sure to stay in the old garner section. Overall very highly recommended. Be sure to hike up to old baldy and the crystal caves

I grew up camping this park.

It was nice to revisit this park and reminisce. This is a very well maintained park with nice shady campsites. It is definitely one of the best parks in the area. They have bath houses with washers and dryers on site. The campgrounds have their own beach but, the bottom is usually soft and oozy mud. Good fishing out on the lake. Used to be good bass in the Lilly pads on the opposite side of the bridge. If you travel this area I would recommend staying at this park!

Swampy kingdom

We have passed this place several times on trips to other places and finally decided to check it out the first of Nov. We rented a small rustic shelter / cabin. Essentially a slab walls roof with a heater and ac. It did also have a picnic table inside. It was actually perfect for my family of 3. This park was very quiet and was abundant with wildlife. We seen dear, armadillo, racoon, and a fox all close to our site. There were many trails to hike and the park a tally spans two sides of the highway be sure to explore both. This was a great camp for us and we will definitely visit again.

Into the woods

Stubble field has always been a nice fall/early spring campground for my family of 3. The heavy thicket forest inhibits breeze so the area can become very muggy and humid in the summer as could be expected. The campground is very well developed with identifiable tent pads, but usually quiet and not too busy. There is a self pay drop box at the entrance so, be sure to bring cash or checks. There is no camp store or office to purchase firewood so you want to pack it in with you. Be sure to check burn ban for Walker County before visiting. It was a little cool on Nov. 15th when we stayed and couldn't build a campfire. I usually cook over the fire but, luckily I brought the camp stove this trip as well. The water spigot at the sites were not working and honestly they have never really worked on my visits here but, I carry water as well so no biggie. There are two bathroom facilities on site and they are usable. Overall great little getaway spot. Just come prepared and oh yeah, bring bug spray.