The Great Outdoors: Inks Lake State Park

The Great Outdoors: Inks Lake State Park

We love being outside. There’s something so healing about reconnecting with nature and getting out of the busy city. It always gives us a chance to recharge and reconnect.

Within the last year I joined a group on Facebook called Women Hiking in San Antonio and it’s been such a great opportunity to explore the parks around my hometown while getting to know so many inspiring women who are all striving to live healthy lives. We may all come from different countries, lifestyles and backgrounds but we all connect with our love of being outdoors and enjoying good company.

This last weekend we trekked out to Inks Lake State Park in Burnett, Texas. It was the first time I’ve ever been, and I will definitely be making several trips back. It’s a pretty large state park and costs $6 per adult per day while children get in free. They have cabins, camp grounds, RV hookups, and a boat dock for anyone who wants to get out on the lake. I would suggest calling ahead to make sure lake levels are high enough if you plan to bring your boat. What I loved was seeing several big groups parked up with their RVs enjoying time around fires and laughing with each other. It’s definitely a park that would be great to enjoy with the whole family.

We went during the least busy time of the year and saw very few people on the trails. We hiked around 5 miles on the northern Devil’s Waterhole Scenic Overlook and the Valley Spring Creek Waterfall trails. This took us through woods, beautiful Texas brush, lakebeds, and along the riverside cliffs.

If you live in San Antonio or the surrounding area I highly recommend making your way out to Inks Lake. To find out more about the park and see maps of their trails visit their site here.