Is Inks Lake a natural lake?

Is Inks Lake a natural lake?

Located near Burnet, Texas, the lake serves to provide flood control in tandem with Lake Buchanan and features the smallest hydroelectric power plant on the Highland Lakes chain. Inks Lake was named for Roy B….

Inks Lake
Surface area 831 acres (3.36 km2)
Max. depth 60 ft (18 m)
Surface elevation 888 ft (271 m)

Can you swim in Inks Lake?

On the water, you can swim (no lifeguards on duty), boat, water ski, scuba dive and fish. We have set aside a large, no-wake zone for paddling. Rent paddle boats, canoes, one- to two-person kayaks, life vests and paddles at the park store. Be safe on the water; read our water safety tips.

Is Inks Lake man made?

Inks Lake is a man made lake created during the great depression of the 1930’s. The Lower Colorado River Authority built Inks Lake with the creation of Buchanan Dam and Inks Dam, projects which provided employment to over 1,500 through the Civilian Conservation Corps.

When was lake Inks built?

The lake and dam are named after Roy B. Inks, one of the original directors on the Lower Colorado River Authority Board. Construction on the Dam, begun in 1936 and was completed in 1938.

Why is it called Devils water hole?

According to local lore, the inlet referred to as Devil’s Waterhole got its name for the land’s previous owner, who was known to curse — loudly — whenever his wagon got stuck crossing it. There is abundant wildlife at the park, including deer, vultures, quail, and many other types of birds.

Can you drink at Inks Lake?

No alcohol or glass containers. Pro Tips: Reservations for Devil’s Waterhole book up far in advance because it’s such a large park with lots of activities. We recommend bringing floaties to lounge in the water, as well as wearing water shoes around the rocky areas of the lake.

Can you boat at Inks Lake?

Public access to Inks Lake is available through Inks Lake State Park which borders approximately one-third of the eastern shoreline. A two-lane boat ramp is available at the park along with a lighted fishing pier and plenty of shoreline access.

Are dogs allowed at Inks Lake?

Dogs are welcome at Inks Lake State Park, as long as they’re on a leash that’s no more than six feet long. We recently got to visit Inks Lake State Park near Burnet, Texas with our humans.