Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $20.00
A well managed and clean park with friendly and helpful staff. Be sure to drive into the RV site area and make sure you get a site that is fairly level. Our pull through site was way out of level so we had to go back to the office and get one near it. Great view of the lake from almost any site. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Inks Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $22.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $22.00
$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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $32.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park 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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $22.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $22.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
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 at Inks Lake State Park 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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $22.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $25.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $22.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $22.00
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 at Inks Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.