Inks Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide


Inks Lake State Park is just an hour northwest of Austin, making it a great stop on the way there (or vice versa). The lake stays at about the same level year-round, and the weather is generally mild enough that you can be on the water almost year-round, and there are plenty of activities to do on dry ground as well!

The average low temperature at the park in January is 33 F, and the hottest temps in July average about 98 degrees. The wettest months at the park are May, September, and October. The first freeze usually happens in mid-November, and the last of the season is usually in late March. 

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Spring 50-86 F
Summer 72-96 F
Fall 49-90 F
Winter 39-65 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Inks Lake State Park

Camping is available at Inks Lake State Park, with 125 premium sites that have water and electric hookups and nearby showers. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Austin East KOA Holiday

This Austin campground has showers, laundry, and a pool that’s warm in fall and early winter and cool in summer! Hang out here for a day or two, or use it as your base to explore Austin or Inks Lake. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes 

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, dog park, fishing, boating, playground

Austin RV Park North

Be close to all that Austin has to offer at this campground, and still enjoy the tranquil and quiet at this peaceful setting. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: n/a

  • Other amenities: laundry

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What to Do at
Inks Lake State Park

Inside Inks Lake State Park

The peace and quiet of this park, just an hour from Austin, might surprise you. But there are a number of things to do here - both on the water and on the shores of the lake! 

Geocaching: Looking for a geocache is like a modern-day treasure hunt! Head to geocaching.com, or use an app to find caches near where you are in the park, and use GPS coordinates to find the cache. 

Hiking: There are nine miles of hiking trails that wind through shady forests and across rocky hills. Pecan Flats is an easy 3.3-mile, self-guided trail that’s perfect for almost everyone in the family. You can also hike the small canyon at Devil’s Waterhole.

Swimming: You can swim in the lake, or at Devil’s Waterhole. Be aware there are no lifeguards on duty.

Boating: You can also boat on the lake. There’s a large, no-wake zone for paddling, and you can rent paddle boats, canoes, or one or two-person kayaks at the park store.

Scuba Diving: You can scuba dive in the lake as well.

Fishing: Fish for sunfish, catfish, and bass at the two fishing piers, from the shore, or from a boat. There are fish cleaning stations available, and you do not need a fishing license to fish from a pier or the shore in Texas state parks. You can also borrow rods, reels, and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers, and bobbers from the park store. 

Outside Inks Lake State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Inks Lake State Park as well! From exploring local caverns to relaxing with a glass of wine at a vineyard, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 


The Peached Tortilla

This eatery began as a food truck, then grew so popular the owner expanded to a brick-and-mortar building. Southern-Asian food on the menu includes Mom’s toast, which is covered in chopped shrimp and ground pork, and an assortment of tacos, salads, and curry bowls.

Type: South Asian

Location: Austin, TX

Quality Seafood Market

This Hyde Park marketplace uses its own seafood supply for a counter-service restaurant. Nosh on fresh oysters, grilled or blackened fish, and po’ boys, or check the blackboard for the Fish of the Day.

Type: Seafood

Location: Austin, TX

Texas French Bread

A bistro and bakery with a simple menu that still offers more than one might think for a casual neighborhood restaurant. Texas French Bread prides itself on natural wines, delicious crusty breads, and a signature dish of sardines with toast, mustard, and cornichons.

Type: Bistro

Location: Austin, TX



This trendy Austin shop features stylish men’s and women’s clothing, beauty products, children’s goods, and many unique gifts from over one hundred local artists and designers. The boutique often has live music and other fun in-store events.

Location: Austin, TX


Longhorn Cavern State Park

Longhorn Cavern is a limestone cave formed by an underground river, thousands of years ago. Before the cave became part of a state park, it had a storied past as a hiding place for outlaws, Confederate soldiers, and was also used by Native Americans. You can book a cave tour for an up close look at the underground wonder.

Location: Burnet, TX

Fall Creek Vineyards

Texas Hill Country is home to several vineyards, because the sandy loam soil and warm days with cooler nights are perfect for growing wine grapes. Fall Vineyards was named after nearby Fall Creek, which flows through the family ranch near the winery.

Location: Marble Falls, TX

Vanishing Texas River Cruise

These nature-focused cruises on Lake Buchanan and the Colorado River show guests the scenic wilderness of the Highland Lakes Region. Cruises offer opportunities for viewing native and migrating birds, including bald eagles who winter in the area. You may also see native Texas wildlife, cascading waterfalls, and towering cliffs.

Location: Lake Buchanan, TX

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How to Get to
Inks Lake State Park

Inks Lake State Park is nine miles west of Burnet. Take State Highway 29 to Park Road 4. Head south three miles to the park headquarters. 

The address for the park is 3630 Park Road 4 West, Burnet, TX.

Entering Inks Lake State Park

There is an entrance fee of $6 per person for those 13 years and up to visit the park. There is no fee for children 12 and under.

Inks Lake State Park Entrance Fee : $6.0

There’s no better way to create lifelong memories than by exploring the country on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Texas and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Inks Lake State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Inks Lake State Park?

Many claim the best time to go to Inks Lake State Park is in the summertime when you can go swimming and paddling. Others argue that the best time is in the early spring when the catfish are biting.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Inks Lake State Park?

Yes, there are over 200 camping spots at Inks Lake State Park. Many campsites are located adjacent to the lake, and many have playgrounds. There is also a designated youth camping area.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Inks Lake State Park and what is the cost?

There are 123 sites with electricity and water, and they rent for $23 nightly. Additionally, there are 50 campsites with water only, and you will pay $16 nightly to stay at these spots. Sites must be reserved.

Are pets allowed at Inks Lake State Park?

Most of the nine miles of hiking trails at Inks Lake State Park are wide enough for you and your dog to hike easily. Dogs are also allowed in the two swimming areas if you keep them on a leash.

Is Inks Lake State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Inks Lake State Park is partially accessible, but no fully compliant hiking trails exist. The two fishing piers, park store, boat ramp area, and parts of the campground are wheelchair-accessible.