Inks Lake - Paddling

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Spend a day paddling, fishing, or exploring at Inks Lake.

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Taylor Reilly


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Destination Distance From Downtown

47.1 miles


2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

0 hours


Spring and Fall

Summer, Fall, Spring

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


$6 day fee

Land Website

Inks Lake



At Inks Lake State Park, you can plan an outdoor adventure by land or by water -- the park has it all. It's well worth the drive to spend a day paddling, fishing and exploring; you can also stay overnight to experience as much as possible. There's a $6 day-use fee, and boats are available to rent.

What Makes It Great

The 800-acre lake itself is a great destination for kayaks and canoes. The water is calm, although if the levels are down you'll want to be mindful of hidden rocks and downed trees beneath the surface. You can paddle to the Devil's Waterhole for a quick swim. It's a deep sinkhole -- and a rite of passage for local Boy Scout troops. The park even hosts some night paddling events throughout the summer, which will give you a whole new perspective on what's up when the sun goes down. Plus, fishing is plentiful at Inks Lake -- with crappie, bass and catfish earning top honors. 

Who is Going to Love It

Inks Lake is a fun, easy to access flatwater destination for canoe and kayak enthusiasts.  In recent years, it's become quite popular with stand up paddleboarders as well. There's decent fishing and it's big enough to make a full day out of your adventure. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Inks Lake is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West Burnet, TX 78611. There is a $6 entry fee for the park for day use. 

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Inks Lake

3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX, 78611
30.737368, -98.369023

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