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Inks Lake State Park
    Near Burnet & Lake Buchanan
Things to do near Burnet, TX

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Jacob's Review:
    I saw a red bird and he was all red all over. I saw some people catching fish and some people jumping off rocks into the water. The lake is pretty and they have a wood dock to fish on!
   They should have called it Pinks lake - cuz the rocks are all pink!


Dad's Notes:
   Beautiful pink granite outcroppings, a sharp contrast to the usual tan limestone sea floor type rocks seen in eastern parts of Texas.

   Hiking trails, camping, fishing pier, swimming and swimmin holes - complete with lounging cliffs and rocks. Short falls and some great fishing! A boat ramp, playground, canoes, paddleboats & Highland Lakes (9 hole) golf course adjacent Inks Lake.

   The drive from Burnet is through the heart of the Texas Hill country and very scenic, look for cactus, neat trees, and giant Yucca looking plants. And as you crest the peak near the lake stop at the scenic view site - just below it (you can't see) is Devils Water Hole were locals can be seen jumping off the low cliffs (fun, but not recommended). Firewood bundles sold at the park store ($3) or bring your own. The park store has basic necessities and some nice gifts souvenirs.

   You can also visit the nearby Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery, 512-793-2474, M-F 7:30a - 4p closed holidays and weekends, Park road 4-6 miles from 29W. 7+ miles of hiking trails, paddle boats & canoes!


Address:
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Near Burnet, Texas - well actually IN Burnet!

Admission (subject to change):
$4 per person day use (There are some free areas around the lake)
$8 primitive or Water only
$10 Water & Electric

Phone Numbers:
Reservation system: 800-792-1112
Park Phone: 512-793-2223

Hours(subject to change):
10p ends day use, camping 24 hours

www.tpwd.state.tx.us

Drive Directions:
About an hour and a half from Killeen
Take US 190 west 28m, past US 183, left on US 281 (at Lampasas). 22m to Burnet turn right (west) on 29. Go 9 miles - left on Park road 4. At the top of the next hill stop at the scenic overlook (Devils Water Hole) for a nice view - look way to your left to see some falls. Continue around to park.

Inks Lake with the pink rock formations is truly a breathtaking experiance not to be missed!
   


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