Inks Lake

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Inks Lake State Park Trails Map 3630 Park Road 4 West Burnet, TX 78611 (512) 793-2223 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Headquarters Restrooms Parking Day Use Area Primitive Camping Tent Camping Water/Electric Camping Dump Station Mini Cabins Amphitheater Swimming Boat Ramp Playground Fishing Pier Park Store Scenic Overlook Bird Blind Interpretive Trail Primitive Toilet POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 BIRD BLIND (WILDLIFE VIEWING STATION) 30° 44' 49.35" N 98° 22' 7.18" W Built by Master Naturalists, this beautiful viewing station is an excellent spot to go birding. 2 DEVIL'S WATERHOLE SCENIC OVERLOOK 30° 44' 52.85" N 98° 21' 39.43" W Stop off Park Road 4 to get a great view of Devil's Waterhole and the east end of the park. 3 VALLEY SPRING CREEK WATERFALL 30° 44' 54.65" N 98° 21' 23.83" W When Spring Creek is flowing you can't miss this gorgeous waterfall - it also makes a great place to swim! 4 DEVIL'S WATERHOLE 30° 44' 51.76" N 98° 21' 33.78" W An iconic swimming hole where Spring Creek and Inks Lake meet. Makes an excellent kayak/canoe destination. Swim at your own risk! 5 SPRING CREEK DELTA 30° 44' 47.65" N 98° 21' 40.80" W A very shallow part of the lake caused by a delta formation from sediments carried into the lake by Spring Creek. Perfect for fishing, swimming, and as a kayak/ canoe destination. 6 PARK ROAD 4 30° 44' 13.97" N 98° 22' 6.59" W This 15-mile historic road was built by the CCC and offers a beautiful drive through the Hill Country. 7 PECAN FLATS SELF-GUIDED INTERPRETIVE TRAIL 30° 44' 1.97" N 98° 21' 58.39" W Grab the Pecan Flats Interpretive Trail Guide and enjoy this 3.3-mile (round trip from parking lot) self-guided trail with 28 points of interest. 8 STUMPY HOLLOW 30° 43' 55.93" N 98° 22' 4.59" W A popular fishing area and wildlife viewing spot where a section of the lake did not get cleared resulting in many treetops poking up out of the water. 9 1000 FT OVERLOOK OF INKS LAKE 30° 43' 49.85" N 98° 21' 52.12" W At exactly 1000 feet of elevation, the overlook has a grand view of Inks Lake, Buchanan Dam, and the Hill Country that surrounds you. NOTES: An entrance permit is required for all visitors to the park. Visit the park headquarters at the main entrance off Park Road 4. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4507-0015V (7/19) TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Inks Lake State Park Explore this oasis in the Hill Country! Despite its size, the park has lots of ways to discover the wonders of nature as you cross creeks and walk over rocks more than a billion years old. You’ll find a plethora of wildlife viewing opportunities and places to connect to the outdoors on over eight miles of trail. STAYING SAFE FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. TRAIL DISTANCE TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION CONNECTING TRAIL .8 mi. 30 min. Moderate As the name suggests, this connects you from the Pecan Flats Trail to the Woodland Trail. Experience rocky outcrops and hilly sections while seeing a diversity of cactus and tree species. FISHERMAN'S TRAILS 1 mi. 30 min. Easy Single track trail that leads from the South Fishing Pier and camping loops to the lake, and provides access to several great fishing spots. LAKE TRAIL 1.2 mi. 45 min. Easy to Moderate Starting from the Pecan Flats Trailhead, this trail takes you through the lowlands surrounding Stumpy Hollow and then loops around a rocky hill with several scenic vistas of Inks Lake. PECAN FLATS TRAIL 1.8 mi. 1.5 hrs. Moderate A rugged trail that takes you to the highest elevation on our trail system which includes several scenic viewpoints. Be sure to grab the Pecan Flats Interpretive Trail Guide from HQ before your hike! VALLEY SPRING CREEK TRAIL .9 mi. 30 min. Easy Starting at Devil’s Waterhole, this scenic trail takes you along Spring Creek before looping back around through oak, juniper and mesquite woodlands. WOODLAND TRAIL 2.2 mi. 1.5 hrs. Moderate An excellent backcountry hike that will take you through oak woodlands, over rocky outcrops and to very scenic views of Hoover Valley. DEVIL’S BACKBONE NATURE TRAIL 1.2 mi. 45 min. Moderate From the Valley Spring Creek Trail, you will cross the creek before passing several beautiful vistas of Inks Lake as you walk along the north shore line until you reach the wildlife viewing station. DEVIL’S WATERHOLE NATURE TRAIL .2 mi. 7 min. Easy Trail section that takes hikers from the Devil’s Waterhole trailhead and parking lot to the waterhole. Great views of the lake and access to several fishing spots. KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. WEAR A LIFE JACKET. The law requires that all children under age 13 wear one with adult supervision while boating. WEATHER CHANGES QUICKLY. Check forecasts before you leave and prepare for changes in the weather. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. Do not approach wildlife! TRAIL ETIQUETTE Trash your trash. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick. Please do not feed them. Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals, rocks, or artifacts. Keep pets on leashes to keep them safe, while protecting wildlife. Campfires are only permitted in fire rings due to potential for ground scarring and wildfires. We need to know about your caches. Please obtain a permit from HQ before placing geocaches within the park. 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