Inks Lake State Park
3630 Park Road 4 West
Burnet, TX 78611
Day Use Area
POINTS OF INTEREST
(GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds)
(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
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.
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!
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
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/
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
PECAN FLATS SELF-GUIDED
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
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.
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.
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.
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Inks Lake State Park
Explore this oasis in the
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.
FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.
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.
Single track trail that leads from the South
Fishing Pier and camping loops to the lake, and
provides access to several great fishing spots.
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.
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!
Starting at Devil’s Waterhole, this scenic trail
takes you along Spring Creek before looping
back around through oak, juniper and
An excellent backcountry hike that will take you
through oak woodlands, over rocky outcrops and
to very scenic views of Hoover Valley.
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.
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
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!
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,
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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