They have recently built a new 4 lane
bridge going over Inks Lake which replaced the old Inks Lake Bridge. They are
keeping the old bridge as a walking bridge over the lake. There will be no diving
from the old bridge or fishing from the old bridge, but the views of the lake, Buchanan
Dam, and boating activity are great from the old bridge. A beautiful moonlight walk
on the old bridge with the gentle lake breezes makes for a great evening.
Located 55 miles northwest of Austin, Texas on
Highway 29, Inks Lake is the next lake down the Colorado River from Lake Buchanan.
It starts just a short distance from the base of Buchanan Dam. With a length
of 4.2 miles and a width of 3,000 feet, Inks Lake is the shortest of the first four lakes
but is also one of the prettiest.
There are three towns close to Inks Lake. Burnet is 14 miles to the east of
Inks Lake. Kingsland
is 7 miles south and Llano is
17 miles to the west.
The boating and water skiing are fantastic on Inks
Lake. The view of the bridge that spans the lake and the view of the dam are very
appealing. A restaurant called "The Catfish Barge", which is actually
built on a floating barge, serves great catfish dinners and offers very nice views of the
lake and the bridge.
Planning on bringing your boat to the Highland Lakes?
Clean, Drain and Dry your boat
to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.
||These fish hang around the Catfish
Barge Restaurant looking for a free handout. The tourists enjoy feeding them, and
the fish will actually eat out of your hand. They are wild fish that come up to the
barge for a free meal.
Photo by Roy M. Harrell of a Buck
eating out of his hand at Inks Lake.
INKS LAKE STATE PARK is a 1,200 acre panorama of
cedar and oak woodlands bordering Inks Lake. The park offers swimming, boating,
fishing, hiking, BBQing and even golf. They have 7.5 miles of hiking trails.
Bring your camera to get terrific photos of the deer, turkeys and other wildlife.
Services Available at Inks Lake
Inks Lake Vacation Home
On beautiful Inks Lake between Burnet and Llano. Comfortably sleeps up to 6 people
in this 3 bedroom 2 bath lakefront home. Rent by day, week or longer. Winter
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