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Sportsmobile Class B
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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.

Date of Stay:
 May, 2014


A must stop park

Not sure why there aren't more reviews for this little gem of the Texas State Park system.

The campground is loaded with water/electric sites spaced out enough for some privacy, though larger rigs will have to be picky as some are not exactly level, has a dump station, on site campground host, onsite ice and firewood sales (Nearest shops/gas are in Johnson City some 12 miles to the west.) and two pretty decent restroom buildings with showers. There are views of the Texas Hill country; some 35 miles of hiking, biking, and/or horseback riding; an excellent bird blind kept active with daily feedings; a river for fishing, dabbling, floating or just plain resting beside, and scheduled Ranger programs either on the trails or at the amphitheater.

Be sure and check out the short history that has been compiled for the area and can be found on the website then get out on the trails and look for signs of an old cemetery, rock house and stone fences.

Date of Stay:
 May, 2014

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