Inks Lake State Park

Hiking Dogs Allowed

Come jump the cliffs at Devil’s Waterhole!

Inks Lake State Park is one of the smaller lakes that make up the Seven Lake Highland Chain, created by the dams built by the Lower Colorado River Authority.  Located in Burnet, TX, Inks Lake State Park is fairly developed, and entices those looking for a comfortable outdoor experience with amenities.



Inks Lake is 800 acres and open year round, so for the boater, this is a perfect place to create some waves.  Whether waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, or even wind surfing, this lake has something for everyone.


7.5 miles of trail lead hikers through some wooded areas and bare scenic landscapes where rattlesnake, coyote, roadrunner and armadillo can all be spotted.  Keep a safe distance however from all wildlife, and all dogs must be kept on a leash. Bring a lot of water as the shade-less trails can be brutal during the day.  An ADA approved (Adults with Disabilities Act) 1.5 mile hiking loop is also available.


Come play nine holes on this well manicured course.  Be prepared to lose some balls in the lake however, as six of the nine holes are right on the water.

Scuba Diving/Swimming

The lake at its deepest point is 60 ft, however, Inks Lake seems to live up to its name.  Using some dive lingo, the lake is most often ‘stained’ meaning visibility isn’t always great.  But many recreational divers give it a whirl anyway.  Bring all equipment, as the park does not provide rentals.

Swimming and snorkeling at this lake is wonderful.  Hike out to Devil’s Waterhole and jump from the 10-30 ft cliffs into the water below.  Or grab your mask and snorkel, and explore the rocky shores.

Bring your pooch for the day, or if you are tenting or staying in an RV, but know that dogs are not allowed in any state buildings, meaning they are not allowed in the cabins or at even at the cabin sites.

Peak seasons for this park are: spring break, summer and holidays.

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