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Inks Lake, Burnet

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Inks Lake is a reservoir on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1938 by the construction of Inks Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. 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, one of the original board members of the Lower Colorado River Authority, and serves as a venue for outdoor recreation, including fishing, boating, swimming, camping, and picnicking.
The other reservoirs on the Colorado River are Lake Buchanan, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake.
Inks Lake has been stocked with several species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Inks Lake include largemouth bass, white bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Inks Lake is a level-controlled reservoir with less than one foot (one third meter) variation in water level annually.
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  • Perfect to ride around in your boat, or get pulled behind the boat. Not any public boat ramps, except through Inks Lake State Park, so there aren't big crowds like at Lake LBJ. Beautiful homes along t...  more »
  • I discovered last weekend a trail inside the park that I hadn't been aware before and consider it the best of it. It starts at the "birds blind" in the northern part of the park and meanders along the...  more »
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  • park is awesome every time, and the ranger named Rocky is the coolest dude 10/10
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