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“So many wildflowers! They have a guided wildflower hike every Fri & Sat in April at 6:00 p.m.”

Inks Lake State Park
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Burnet
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 1,200-acre state park known for the 803-acre Inks Lake used for fishing, scuba diving and other water sports.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I love this park, and was surprised to see that they have so many wildflowers. They offer a guided wildflower hike every Friday and Saturday in April.

As for the hiking trails, they are more strenuous than the "easy" classification would suggest. We hiked the Valley Spring Creek Trail which is quite hilly and rocky in places. I had to use my hiking poles on over 1/2 of the trail.

I suggest hiking shoes for stability and hiking poles for assistance over the rocky and steep portions. Part of the trail is shaded, but more than 1/2 is not. Therefore, wear a hat, sunscreen, and/or protective (UV blocking) clothing if you tend to sunburn.

Also, bring water for the hike.

Please do not throw your litter on the trail. We saw litter, including a banana peel. It is not good for the wildlife to eat "people" food. Take a bag if you plan to eat on the trail, and bring the trash out with you.

Plan to spend 2-3 hours if you are hiking, longer if you are fishing. The have camp sites and cabins for rent for overnight stays.

1  Thank capitollover
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

What a nice park! We’d love to camp there but we only spent the day. Walking the trails swimming in the pools and jumping into the water. Who knew that Texas had so many turtles?

1  Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Not into camping, so can only comment a a day-visitor. Lots of trails and scenery to keep you interested. Windy day, so there were only a few boats to watch. Park does have a small store, a couple of fishing piers, children's playground, and plenty of restrooms. Drive along Park Road 4 and the nearby Longhorn Caverns makes this a good day trip.

Thank Don A
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this park as an afterthought, expecting a few short hikes. Four adults of moderate hiking skill were able to navigate the trails without problems. We finished it up by the Devils Pool. The sunset was worth waiting for. Would love to come back and camp, since there are great campgrounds and cabins scattered around. Would highly recommend.

Thank Stephanie O
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Some great trails at the park that allow for plenty of exercise. Some great scenery with the lake. The day in October we were there, kids were in the water.

Worth a visit if in the area to spend a couple of hours at if you are into hiking.

2  Thank jeff77664
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