Inks Lake State Park
Inks Lake State Park encompasses pretty much all of the eastern shore of Inks Lake ensuring plenty of unspoiled shoreline to be enjoyed from land or water.
This is one of the larger state parks with a couple hundred mixed camp sites from 50 amp water/electric to hike in primitive, with walk in electrics for tenters that like a few extra amenities, (The ‘walk-in’ part is 100 yards at most.) and back in water only sites. If you don’t have an RV or tent there’s also cabins available as well as a couple fishing piers, a boat ramp, a camp store and kayak/canoe rental and even a fishing tackle loaner program.
Inks Lake is one of those human-sized lakes that is doable by the casual canoeist or kayaker. If that’s not your thing then there’s lots of hiking trails, a few miles worth of shoreline fishing and, of course, the swimming.
Engines are allowed on the lake so I imagine it can get quite ‘active’ on the weekend and this is a popular destination so reservations might be in order during peak seasons.
The one star deduction is because this is a ‘family’ style park that is best enjoyed during the school week by those looking for quiet and solitude, but then that’s just me.