We met the new owner.Dedicated to bringing this place back to its former greatness!! Quiet park and has such potential. Pool will be OUTSTANDING when it is back in service. We will be back for that! Lovely small town Texas attitudes. Laid back country setting and good restaurants nearby. Lake needs a good amount of rain to fill up again, but until that happens, whats wrong with just watching a sunrise or sunset or just playing cards with the kids? We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We stayed here in the past. We have relatives on Inks Lake just about 5 miles away, so we stayed here...Sites are grassy and not all level. Lake is way down away from shore line and you need a 4 wheeler to get to it. Mostly towables and 5th wheelers. Great family park, pool and play area. Deer grazing everywhere. Very nice park manager. Town, shopping, restaurants about 15-20 miles away. Quiet and very peaceful with great sunsets. Very quiet at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean park. Great pool area, though it got extremely full because the lake water is so low, people (ppl) were using the pool and hot tub area more. Downside to the pool is that a wheelchair cannot get inside of the gated area. Did not use the restroom facilities, so cannot comment on those. Management was super friendly. Not a paved park, which makes a difference to some. There are cabins by the lake for rental and a big pavilion area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park has been for sale for 3 years and the owner and managers are sucking the $$$ out of it with little in return. The land is owned by the LCRA. The spa did not work our entire stay, and we received several excuses as to why. The sites are unlevel, full of stickers and ants which were carried into our trailer. There is very little grass. The office was only open 4 hours a day at best and seldom opened on time. The managers also have a don't care and you can go elsewhere attitude. Most cell phones do not work here. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Our first time to stay here, even though we have lived in the area for thirty years. Nice park. I found a fair amount of grass between sites, with a really nice view of Lake Buchanan from some sites. Lots of rules and regulations; "don't do this" all over the place. And, I echo a previous review on the Wi-Fi; marginal, at best. Not enough trash cans, either. Beautiful rocky swimming pool, but, difficult to get to if you have walking problems. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fairly nice park but they have several problems. They state they have Wi-Fi, but it didn't work about half the time we were here. There was virtually no grass at any of the sites, but an ABUNDANCE of cockleburrs. Our rig is covered in them and our poor dogs too! If the burrs weren't enough, the fire ants were deadly!!! They had a party for the park on the 3rd that lasted until 1AM with loud booming music!! We wanted some friends to come have dinner with us on the 4th but the park wanted to charge them $35 just to come in for a couple of hours! We will NOT stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park located on a hill with very level sites. Each site is grass with gravel roads. There are two speed bumps but not so big to be a bother. The crew is excellent and took me around in a golf cart to see available sites. No cable TV but we received about 12 OTA (over the air) channels. Has a nice pool and spa. The restrooms were clean the first day but could have used some attention the second morning. They are on the small side but adequate. A few shade sites but they cost more. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked a great time to visit Texas Hill Country. The wildflowers were in full bloom. And this campground is surrounded by them. The views across the lake are outstanding. There were few campers here this time of year. The place was very quiet. The office staff seemed to have limited hours, which is understandable with so few camp sites being used. We will go back again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at Big Chief. The sites were really nice and large, had picnic tables, several nice shade trees, a fabulous view of the lake, with lots of nice green grass! Had wonderful walking trails and great facilities. One of the nicer pools we've seen. We booked an additional stay before we had checked out of our first stay. I would highly recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First park for our new 5th wheel, rented monthly at winter $200 rate and spent long weekends here. WiFi was very weak in the sites but good in the rec hall. Landscaping was very nice, had a beautiful small pool. Spring break had lots of kids and activity, all very nice. Great areas to walk dogs, though lots of "soft" burrs had to be combed out. Has a wonderful staff. Sunsets over the lake were not to be missed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was very easy to find from the instructions provided. The attendant working the desk was pleasant and had an info packet already compiled with directions to our camp spot. The campground itself was nicely arranged with quite a few spots with larger trees. There are multiple dog walk's, a reasonable clubhouse with some activities lined-up, and a good number of pull-through slots. While the campground itself is on a bit of a grade, the camp spots themselves were all fairly level. The campground also had very good views of the sunset over the lake. Overall: clean, quiet, moderately picturesque and reasonably priced. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice establishment. Everything is very clean and organized. Great pool, clean restrooms, and courteous staff. We will definitely visit again. The only problem encountered was occasional sewer smell in our campsite. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground on Lake Buchanan, great area, awesome views. The cabin we had was very clean, well-stocked with glassware, dinnerware, cooking utensils, linens, and towels. All we needed to bring was clothes and food. Office staff was courteous and bathrooms/showers were clean. Park could be manicured just a bit as to weeds, gravel in sites, lights out at sites, etc. We didn't have our MH, but it looked like some sites needed work so they would be level. WIFI was available (free) but was slow. Overall nice place and we would definitely stay again when in the area. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Very clean, very nice park. It sits up so that you can see the Dam and lake. The view is awesome. The pool, hot tub, game room and exercise room were all clean and well-maintained. The bathrooms are private and again, clean. We camped in pull-thru #58, by the pool. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park right on the lake. Sites were long and level. Nice pavilion with a great July 4th celebration provided by the owners. Beautiful pool and hot tub area. Security gate. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is nice being brand new. Absolutley no parking for your boat must take out of water each time. Lot of amenities but weekly rate of $140 or $350-400 monthly is WAY out of line compared to other parks at $165-200 for waterfront. Probally won't go back... Toooo rich for my blood. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level, wide, graveled sites. Some shaded. Paved roads and easy maneuvering. Locked, coded gate. Good water pressure. Hot tub and swimming pool that compliment the natural rock surroundings. Store, rally and fitness room, laundry. Boat ramp. Pull-thru and water front sites cost more. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My family and I enjoyed this campground. We used it as an alternate to Inks Lake SP, and we are glad we did. We played at Inks during the day and came back to the quiet at Canyon of the Eagles. Staff were all helpful and nice. The reserve is nice and quite large. Enjoyed biking through the reserve. Pool is very small (residential sized). Movie shown for the kids each night which is a nice touch. RV spots were shaded and good spacing. Our spot was level. Park is at the end of the road and about 20 min drive from Burnet. The downfall of the park is the cost. It was $39/ night plus $4 per person, plus a nightly resort fee. It ended up being more like $60 each night. We would still return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed 4 nights in site #14. Asphalt interior roads and pads, crushed granite patio. Fire rings provided and firewood available to purchase from host ($7/bundle). Good 50A electrical service, conveniently located sewer hook-ups, good water pressure but poor water quality (>600 ppm dissolved solids). RV campsite fees $36/night PLUS $4 per person per day entrance fee PLUS $6.50 reservation fee resulting in a per day cost of over $45 per night. Well groomed hiking trails. Beautiful setting and scenery. Site 14 faces west. Best sites: 17, 19, 13, and 18. You are routed to check in at the lodge, but there is no area to park your RV and the road is very tight. The road in the adjacent campground is good. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Despite the rain (and the area needs it!), we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Well maintained, plenty of shade and with the exception of space between slots 10 and 11, most are comfortably spaced to prevent you from having to feel you are camping with your neighbors. Slot 11 had the advantage of a path down to the lake! For those who want a nice restaurant or amenities of the resort, they are only a short walk away. Located just 60 miles from NW Austin, it is an easy get-away for the weekend, highly recommend it. Price kept it from receiving a "10" though. $32 per night, plus $5 administration fee, plus $4 per adult per night. It adds up, but we will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow! This park was fantastic, a 9.5. Easy in and out. Nice big sites, not exactly level, but better than Inks Lake which is nearby. Beautiful lodge facilities, a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We didn’t eat there, so can’t report on the quality of the cooking, but the menu was interesting and varied. Lovely, clean pool with a great view of Lake Buchanan. The lake is very low right now, so it looks rather sad, but still scenic. Bluebonnets and wildflowers everywhere. Miles and miles of gorgeous walking trails. Birds galore. Saw and photographed the endangered Black-capped Vireo. Lots of Painted Buntings. Highly recommend this place for a Spring trip, April being the choice month for birding and flowers. Saw many snakes, so be aware. Almost rated a full “10”. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Canyon of the Eagles is a very nicely maintained park and we definitely enjoyed our stay. The sites are well maintained, fairly large, and easy to get into and out of. Since it is an LCRA park, it is a little expensive. The sites are $20 a night plus a $4 day use fee for each adult so for us that was $28 per day. We enjoyed the hiking trails but the lake level was so low, we didn't do any water activities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Canyon of the Eagles, a LCRA "resort" (expensive for us) run by concessionaires. The resort is nice, with cabins a pretty good restaurant and beautiful views of Lake Buchanan near Burnet TX. There is an RV park just down the hill a short way from the resort. It was OK, but not sure we'll go again. Not allowed to use the pool at the resort (but allowed to spend $$ at the restaurant) and the lake access for swimming was VERY limited, summer in TX near a lake and can't get in??. There was a very nice amateur celestial observatory on the property that was a highlight. As for the RV park itself, spaces were $23 per night PLUS $4/day/person use fee, sites were narrow, not level, views of lake very limited. So, our next trip (from San Antonio) in this direction will be Ink Lake St Park. Been there before, good lake access and views! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed for for two weeks in April. Very nice, quiet park. Contrary to a previous review, we were invited to use any of the facilities at the lodge, which is located next to the RV loop. These included pool, restaurant, live music performances and a cowboy poetry night. Cell service is very iffy here. The lodge has a wireless network signal, but we could not connect to the Internet from there, and nobody seemed to know how to troubleshoot. When we were there, the park store and kayak rental concession were closed. We did bring an inflatable kayak which we paddled around the lake in. The lake is very low right now, and the Vanishing River cruise (which we did not take) does not travel its traditional route up to the northern part of the lake due to navigation issues. Instead, it visits other sites on the lake. There are many things to do in the surrounding area, but the campground itself is at the end of a 15 mile road, which in turn is 3 miles from the nearest town, so dashing down to the grocery store is close to a 4 mile trip out and back. Overall, we loved this place and would definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This park was very quiet and beautiful. There are lots of trails to walk or bike through. We took the Vanishing River Cruise but did not see any bald eagles. The lake levels were down about 15 feet due to a drought; so, there were places along the hiking trails that didn't have water that should have. Overall, we really enjoyed this spot. We would definitely stay here again. For reservations call: (512) 715-0290 We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Until this year, we would rate this park a 9 or a 10. THIS YEAR, LCRA has split the park up to different concessionaires, with the lodge and adjacent RV park being run by different companies. You no longer have access to the lodge facilities - this includes the pool. After 5 years of coming to this park, we won't be back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
this is a LCRA park in Burnet on Lake Buchanan. Beautiful view of the lake at some campsites. Facilities are very clean. Park Host on duty. It is 20.00 a night with a 5.00 user fee per adult. There are trails for bird viewing as well as wildlife. There are 2 fishing piers and one is great for watching the sunset and listening for wild ducks, cranes and other wildlife. Very relaxing environment. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. Will be coming back. Really friendly staff. Paved sites. No cable but we didn't even miss it with all the beauty, hiking trails, lake. Small and quiet. We loved it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed staying at the park, the brush/grass around the sites could have been trimmed better as it was quite tall which made setting up a little inconvenient and required regularly cleaning burrs out of socks & shoes. Also, they could have better explained how they collect the fees for staying at the campground. Overall it was a good experience and we will return to the the park in the future and would recommend the park to friends. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, and park host was very helpful and friendly. Plenty to do in the area to include some great hiking trails of varying length. The trails are also bicycle friendly. The lodge is located very close to the RV park and has a gameroom restaurant and pool that were all very nice. We were slightly disappointed by a few things. The park is in a somewhat isolated area, the closest grocery store is in Burnett, about 20 miles away. My expectation was that the park store would have some basic essential items, bread, milk, water, firewood, and posibly some fishing bait as the park is located on a lake. No such luck, so my advice to future campers would be to bring everything that you will need for the length of your stay. The isolation does have its advantages as the view of the stars at night is incredible. The park is also very quiet. In addition to the base rate of $20 there is a $5 per day charge for everyone over 13. We ended up paying $30 a night which was probably appropriate, however if my kids were older $35-$50 a night, I feel would be excessive. Some other things you should be aware of: The lake levels are low and about half of the hiking trails are closed from 1 Mar - 31 Aug for various birds mating in the area, even with those trails closed there is still plenty on hiking. Also, depending on your cell phone carrier there is limited to no cell coverage. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second trip to the park. Full hookups, free wireless, swimming pool, beautiful views of the lake from the lodge area. There are many things to do here. Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, biking. There's a large observatory where they give tours of the sky. The Vanishing Texas River Cruise operates from the park, giving lunch and dinner cruises up Lake Buchanan and up the Colorado river - in the winter you can see bald eagles nesting along the river. Definitely one of our favorite parks near Austin. Much less crowded than Inks Lake or Bastrop State Parks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stay here two times a year, spring and fall. This is a convenient and clean park. The city owns the facility which also has a pool and exercise equipment plus baseball fields. There are only a few sites, which are available on a first-come basis. They have several long term renters ($350/month including electricity) and, at any given time, there are only 4-5 sites open. This is the best choice for a Burnet stay with full hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
On the south end of town, right next to large recreation/pool center, not much shade (none). Right on highway, but still relatively quiet. Check in at rec. center by teens working for the summer and more interested in socializing with each other, so nothing explained/introduced. Never could get the cable TV hooked up, but everything else worked well. Good level, wide spaces and clean. Several good restaurants in the area (Maxican, Storms, Giovani's). We'd stop here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We came here for a few nights and so far have stayed 3 months. There is a railroad directly beside campground but at least they do not blow horns. There is a four lane highway on other side but not terribly busy. We came here because in a golf magazine saying golf across street but it is actually 2.5 miles away. It is a very busy golf course. Most of the sites are occupied by construction workers that go to work around 5:30 a.m. They have no concern for other campers and slam doors and rev up motors. Then when they have finally left city park workers come to the city shed and of course they all start up chain saws, tractors, etc. On the plus side the sites are angled and we had an end site. Also, when you stay here you get full access to the health club next door which has 2 swimming pools and about any health club machine or activity you could imagine. There is a large area to walk in that is in the city park of which this park is part of. We had tornado warnings a few times and they have no provision for any place for campers to go. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground part of very new and well equipped recreation complex operated by city of Burnet. Camping fee gives full access to all recreational facilities including two indoor pools, walking track, exercise room and various sports facilities. They have weekly ($140) and monthly ($300) rates. Golf is very close by at a wonderful municipal course. Camping area was neat and clean. A laundry facility on campground was nearly ready to open. Phone # 512-756-6180 We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were looking for an RV park on Lake LBJ with boat ramp/slips. Lake LBJ is a long, narrow lake, with water more murky than other lakes in the area. This park is on the upper end of Lake LBJ, almost to Inks Lake. This park has a variety of facilities to include cabins, houses, lodge and condos as well as RV spaces. RV spaces are up and away from the water, relatively level but very close to each other so can be noisy after 10pm with kids, but not rowdy. RV rows are terraced as well as narrow making arrival and departure tricky. Several long termers, but most are well kept. On site owners informative and helpful. Boat slips are extra fee and some of the older ones were unusable due to being exposed on the narrow lake without “no wake” zone. Nice grounds, big trees by the water with benches to sit, relax and watch the sunset, not as nice or pretty in RV section. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not a park that we will return too. The bath houses are old and need update and a good cleaning. The sites are not level. No help in finding site. Most all the sites are taken up with full time permanent trailers, a lot of junk around most of them. If we had not paid in advance we would have left. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good park, clean, well maintained, boat ramp, slips, fishing docks, cabins, lodges too, quiet, peaceful, lots of trees, will stay here again. Need reservations probably, seemed full every weekend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This state park is mostly campground. There are some trails around the entrance station where you might avoid the crowd, but for the most part you will always be within sight of people. Since Texas state parks take reservations but not sites, you are in the unknown with regard to what site you will get, so it was annoying being told by the entrance station attendant to pick a site from those available, sight unseen. We picked one, drove in, did not like the site, went back, and picked another. I aked if they had pictures of each site, and the answer was "no". Summary: Check in is cumbersome. Campsites are a narrow strip of asphalt, with a relatively spacious area to spread out in. Sites on the lake side of the road are very open with trees, sometimes open with no trees, and little shrubbery to separate sites. On the non lake side, it appeared campsites had some vegetation separating sites. our site, #81, was superb for birdwatching. Hookups were perfect. Site was sloped, but easily leveled. C Spire phone service was 4 bar 3G. OVer-the-air was terrible with only 3 channels received. Bicycling was okay, running along with traffic on the main park road and through loops. We rented a canoe for $15 per hour, and it was nice out on the lake. Camp store was pricey. Star gazing event was $4 per person, but we did not attend since we already have a a telescope. The best part of being here was the bird life and wildflowers. Roadrunners rule! Cuckoos, vireos, painted buntings, numerous doves, and screech owls were constantly in the campsite. We would camp here again, and try to get site #81 because of the shade, brush, birds, and lizards. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed again at Ink Lake state park and had a great time. The park is beautiful and the staff very helpful. I wish they would add more 50 amp sites and sewer service for longer stays. The staff is friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$22 per night was for a 50-amp electric and water site. A daily entrance fee is also charged unless you have a $70 Texas State Parks Pass, which is good to cover entry fee to all state parks for one year. There are several campgrounds located within the heavily treed park that offer everything from back country camping to water/electric sites on semi-level asphalt pads. The site itself is dirt with a concrete pad for the picnic table. Each site does have a fire ring and some have a BBQ grill as well. The park is located one hour NW of Austin and one hour N of San Antonio. If you like hiking there are 7.5 miles of trails. Fishing/boating is available on Inks Lake. Spacing between the sites is generous. We received four bars 4G on our AT&T cell phone. We used our Millenicom jetpack as a Wi-Fi hotspot (there is Wi-Fi throughout the park but it was very weak at our site) and it worked very well. We received only one over-the-air TV station. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park maps here seem to show camp sites near the bathhouse, but watch out -- the baths are up hills that are about 3 blocks or more away. It's a nice lake with a fishing pier, and no fishing license is required in TX state parks. The sites are almost level, and do have trees and some grass. The restrooms are clean, but they have no soap or paper towels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park with great facilities and lots to do. There is camping, backpacking, hiking, geocaching, swimming, boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and fishing. Most campsites have good spacing from neighbors and some shade. There is lots of interesting geology and wildlife. There is a cafe and grocery store, as well as canoe, kayak, and pedal boat rentals. Campsites are in good shape and close to the water. It is a very popular park, so reservations are recommended for weekends and holidays. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here many times and we will be back again and again. Big park with very big sites - most are. We always try to get one of the many lakefront spots as we have kayaks which makes it very convenient for us. Some of the restrooms are in need of a makeover, but most are good. My only complaint (which applies to all Texas state parks) is that you cannot reserve a particular site - it's first come first served in the day you are to arrive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a large, meandering, park with lots of trees where you might want to ask to see sites before taking one. Our assigned site on the lake was occupied by someone else, which was okay because it was very unlevel and we wouldn’t have been able to back into it anyway. The sites away from the lake front are more spacious, easier to access, and still very attractive. Staff were friendly enough, although obviously very busy. All in all, a nice enough place to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is really nice. The sites are spaced well apart and are clean. We stayed in site 289 which was right on the lake. We just left our kayaks at the shore and went paddling many times. Our Labrador Retriever loved playing in the water although he was supposed to be on a 6' leash. Because we were here during the week no one came around to make us leash him and he played freely in the water. We were also on a "no wake" zone so kayaking was very enjoyable. We paddled down to Devils Watering Hole and saw many turtles resting on rocks and one mother goose sitting on her eggs. We were here for 5 nights. The Texas Parks Pass paid for itself with this stay. Nice place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
July 4th week, so we expected it to be crowded, and it was. Very little shade, so the a/c ran non stop, which is not usually an issue in most RV parks. The voltage ran a little low at Inks Lake, causing our breaker to blow frequently and the a/c to cut off. We camp at a lot of state parks and Texas frequently makes appeals for financial help, due to cuts in state funding. I want to give a tip, if you want people to spend money in your park to save your jobs, you need to be friendly to them. The ladies at the state park store got the award for "most rude". A visitor at our site got a written warning for not having paid to get in, yet her receipt/tag was taped to her windshield. The speed limit was 15, yet people drove by our site like it was a race track, including employees in marked state vehicles. We won't be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Have stayed here since I was 10 years old for many camping trips. I am now 51, still like bringing my own family here. Very nice place to stay with your family. Patrolled good by park personnel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Inks Lake is a wonderful place for kids and families. The place was packed and noisy on the weekends, empty and peaceful during the weekdays. Great hiking, biking, and water-related activities. Very scenic. Lots to do and see, and the lake level remains normal even during a bad drought thanks to underground aquifers. The park can accommodate 40’ rigs, but just barely. We squished our slide topper trying to make a very tight left turn while exiting the park. Almost all sites are out of level to an extreme degree. I would suggest arriving Monday-Thursday to select a good site, and be sure to have plenty of leveling blocks. We had 6, they were inadequate. All in all a very nice campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a little slice of Heaven. We were in an absolutely wonderful site, 267 , by the waterfront with lots of level paved room, and a huge mowed lawn with unobstructed views to the lake. Best site we have ever had. And there were many other fantastic sites. It is first come first serve and we arrived on Monday and had a choice of 2 or 3 lake front sites. in the 200 loop. Bathrooms were clean. Showers are unisex which I do not like as much but they were mostly clean and my husband liked much better because they are big and secure. We have hike all 4 nature trails and the wildflowers are the best we have ever seen anywhere and we have been all over the US . We live 1200 miles away but we will be back to this gem of a state park. It is about 10 to 15 miles to nearest town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love it here, been here before and will return. Great State Park, very friendly and helpful staff and fellow campers. Can't say enough good things about this park, they even now have a few sites with sewer. One of our most favorite parks, hands down. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for 3 days and 4 nights during February. Great State Park with friendly and courteous rangers and park host. Was assigned a site to accommodate my fifth wheel. Once I got to the site it was occupied, but they had given me other sites to choose from to accommodate the rig. They too were occupied. Chose a different site that was great. Had a view of the lake from three sides of the RV. Park Rangers took the time to identify the different birds that we were seeing as we looked around the park store. As we were leaving, a park host offered to help me as I used the trailer dump station. Once the Rangers found out that my wife and I had an opportunity to be a park host at another state park, the staff was trying to recruit us for the summer months. Only advise I would give, is that if you plan on staying at Inks Lake State Park, make your reservations early. I have been trying to get a three day week end since February with no openings 3 days in a row on a week end. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camp here every Memorial Day and Labor Day. The park is completely full plus the dozens of "day users" that come in. The Rangers always do an awesome job of controlling and containing any rowdy or unlawful behavior. They have a new concession stand on site (Chris' Landing). It looked busy but we didn't try it out. It certainly helps during this long Texas drought that Inks is a constantly level lake. The water was cool and refreshing, the sites are spacious and some shaded and/ or right on the lake. We're looking forward to our trip Labor Day! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After much research, we chose Inks Lake State Park to begin our Hill Country motorhome tour. Arriving in the rain, the rangers in park headquarters were very helpful and picked out everyone's favorite camping spot, #92, which is a few feet from the water's edge and has a panoramic view of the lake. We purchased a Texas State Park Pass for this trip and our 4-day stop here already paid for half the $60 cost. The sites are level, gravel back ins with lots of shade. Clean restrooms and showers were a welcome sight. The on site camp store had all the necessities, including ice. I would highly recommend this park. We spent most of our time biking, hiking, relaxing and fishing in this very well run and clean park, only venturing out to do laundry in Burnet, pick up supplies at the Wal-Mart in Marble Falls, and visit a few antique stores in Llano. We only ate out once, at the Highlander in Burnet. Good, southern food buffet for only $8.99. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of sites right on the lake. Good fishing. Very busy park on the weekends. Interesting geology tour on the weekend is offered by the rangers. Great WiFi close to the restrooms. Texas censors what can be seen on their WiFi, and requires an annoying acceptance of their restrictions at least daily, which can shut down the link. Not very close to town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our family really enjoyed this park, there was something for everyone. The kids enjoyed the fishing pier, the swimming hole and cruising the huge park on their bikes. We also enjoyed the same amenities but also the spacious sites and the abundance of wildlife present in the park. Most sites are shady and there are quite a few of waterfront sites if you get here early enough to get one. We did have to level in our site and so did our friends in the next site over. The store was nice and also kayak and canoes were available for rental. The restrooms and showers were fairly clean for a Labor Day weekend. Another plus is the close proximity to Longhorn Caverns State Park. We will return to this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stay here several times a year. It's always great. Texas now has a new state reservation system. If you want in the 200# sites (by Devil's Waterhole) you MUST reserve a 50 amp site -- whether you need it or not for your RV/Pop Up. The poles have both 50/30amp but if you reserve for 30amp you will NOT be on the east side of the park. Also Internet is extremely unreliable. I was never able to get a connection either at the park store or the office. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an incredible park on a beautiful lake. The showers and bathrooms were reasonably clean, though not perfect. It did not seem that they were cleaned daily. The sites vary greatly in terms of size and amenities. Our only complaint is that on the weekends, the park gets very full and sometimes loud. It is definitely a family oriented park, and therefore on the weekends it is full with kids and pets etc. We would stay again. We were here 10 days. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is another fantastic Texas State Park. Well run, clean and has friendly staff and campers. The lake is beautiful and peaceful with some wildlife roaming around. We had a great lakeside site, and it is close to Seminole Cavern State Park so we did the cavern tour too. It's a nice park to just go out and walk around. Our Verizon air card worked great, but neither our Verizon or Sprint cell phones worked here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a typical Texas State Park...very nice! I would say that the only drawback is that it is one of the most confusing layouts I've ever experienced. Most of the time, it doesn't take me long to figure out where I am going, but this campground had many winding roads that lead you where you don't want to go. The lake is small but beautiful and the wildlife is plentiful. Really nice hikes of various difficulties. We visited on what is usually an off season time and the park seemed quite full. This had pretty much everything I could want. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the best of the Texas State Parks. The lake is beautiful and at a constant level, so it's always full despite the drought. Boat rentals are available, and there's a small store in the park. Both have fairly reasonable prices. Sites are level and clean. A great deal of activity is visible from both the park employees and camp hosts. When we were here the park was completely full. A couple of caveats: the park has many loops and roads, which can be confusing, especially at night. The route to the exit is not well marked, so be sure you keep a park map in your vehicle. The daily fee for a water & electric site is $20, but there is also a daily fee of $5 per adult and, if you bring more rolling stock than a trailer and tow vehicle, there's a $6 daily fee for each extra vehicle. We enjoyed our stay and will come back some day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our favorite Texas State Park! It’s pretty easy to get a lake front spot and just a beautiful setting. Several of the restrooms and showers have been remodeled for more security and privacy. However, the facilities have no AC and they have very poor ventilation. Walking into the individual shower rooms is like walking into a sauna. We were there over the 4th of July when the park was very full. It looked like the restrooms were cleaned daily. You can rent canoes and kayaks for a reasonable price at the camp store. Devil's Watering Hole is a must see! We will go back here every year! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great state park, although I wish they had more professional office staff. The two young people made a mess out of our reservation and basically said it was up to me to kick someone out of our reserved site. Yikes. (These folks weren't rangers, probably just college students in summer jobs.) Other than that, it is a gorgeous setting with lots to do. It includes a camp store, boat rentals, and etc. Many sites have shade trees and are on the water. The place does get busy on the weekends; we were here Tues-Sun and sure like Tues-Thurs best. I liked the place so much that we bought a Texas State Park pass, even though we don't live in TX. We do come through here a lot, so we'll get the use out of it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely great! Has the It-factor! Great well spaced sites. Wi-Fi has been added and most of the restrooms/showers have been rebuilt. They are well planned and kept clean. Started with a one day stay and extended two more days. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Inks Lake is a great campground. We had a blast and this is probably our favorite Texas campground so far. There is tons to do from and the area is just beautiful. We enjoyed kayaking, swimming and fishing in the lake. The only reason I didn't rate it a 10 was that 3 of the bathhouses were under renovation and were unusable making the one in our area of the park extremely busy and crowded on a memorial day weekend. We will definitely stay at Inks Lake again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A fabulous find. Very scenic and quiet in the middle of the week. We stayed Monday - Thursday and couldn't extend as campground was full from reservations. Understand the weekends are a far cry from the serenity we enjoyed. We hiked all the trails, some more scenic than others, but all good exercise. Thought we would ride bikes on trails, but numerous rock outcropping made the trails more suitable for feet than bikes. Rate reflects Texas State Park Pass, otherwise daily entrance fee is $5. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent the weekend at Inks Lake State Park. Beautiful Park, campsites right on the lake, lots of trees, several nature trails. The sites were paved and near level. Fishing was said to be great, but I did not get a chance to fish. Our camping club FCRV spent the weekend their as guest (no charge) in return for a day of work. The only drawback was the lack of sewer hooks ups (they had water and electricity). They were in the process of replacing the bathrooms. Many of the old ones had been bulldozed and they were awaiting new prefab bathhouses. I don’t know what the new ones will be like, the old ones seemed fine to me. Many trees were close to the sites, requiring careful backing. Pricing: $18.00 per site plus $5.00 per person We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice state park. Some spots are for small trailers only. About half the sites are lake front. The staff is very nice, things are kept clean and well maintained. It can get kind of crowded during the weekends. We camped with friends and had a couple of sites. Each one had a fire pit/BBQ, nice table on slab, good shade trees and was level. We will go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is an excellent park with a friendly and informative staff. They have a number of instructional classes and adventure tours. We took a kayaking instructional class and they the park ranger took us on a kayak adventure to Devil's Hole. It was both fun and informative. There area for swimming in the lake and great roads for biking. Absolutely beautiful flora. This is a family friendly park. There is a nice playground for children and great picnic areas. I highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Fairly spacious state park. Some sites level enough, others mild to moderate slopes. Surroundings by the lake are very nice and relaxing. There is an in park store and no lack of people in the park from day users to over night users. Some of the older park has some pretty trick turns but nothing unmangable. Try to get here early. I had one heck of a time backing my 30' TT into our space. This is a very popular park and we got there with only 3 total spaces left. Lots of shade in various places, water access is everywhere. We did a 24 hour canoe rental and canoed to different areas including parks and swimming areas. Overall above average state park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful lake in the Texas Hill country with a 9 hole golf course up the road. You can go swimming in the Devil's Waterhole and jump off the rocks. Park rents paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, etc. Nice playgrounds, hiking trails and plenty of places to ride your bike. Some areas are tight especially for big Rigs. We have a 37' 5er and scraped a few branches getting to our spot. There are only 2 pull throughs and we got one of them, unfortunately we were too tall to pull through. I was able to pull in far enough to setup, but when we left we had to back out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.