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Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County is one of several state parks open for free to Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Staff photo by Jared Fields

State parks open for free to Hurricane Harvey evacuees

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Texas state parks, including those in the Highland Lakes, are open for free to evacuees from Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Greg Abbott announced. Parks open to evacuees in the Highland Lakes are Colorado Bend State Park, Inks Lake State Park, and Pedernales Falls State Park. (more…)

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The headquarters at Longhorn Cavern State Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Meeting to address improvements to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern parks

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are holding the second of two meetings regarding future plans for Inks Lake and Longhorn Cavern state parks as well as the Park Road 4 corridor. (more…)

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Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is gathering public input on proposed upgrades and added amenities such as more trails and day-use areas at Burnet County’s Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West near Burnet. File photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Inks Lake State Park offers relaxation to adventure

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — People just love Inks Lake State Park. And why not? (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park cranking up native fibers workshop Jan. 17

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — With a little pedal power you could soon transform native and non-native plants into paper. You might not know it, but here in the Highland Lakes is a bounty of plants with paper potential. (more…)

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Learn to use native fibers at Inks Lake State Park in January

HOOVER’S VALLEY — Classes on using native fibers and cooking with dutch ovens highlight the January activities at Inks Lake State Park. The native fibers workshop is 1-3 p.m. Jan. 17. Participants will learn how to make paper using a portable Hollander beater attached to a bicycle. The workshop also will cover native and non-native plants […]

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Inks Lake State Park has a ‘hooting’ good time planned

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Christmas Day brings with it all the joys and wonders of the season, but it also means the next day is, well, the day after Christmas. What do you do with kids who are still full of energy but need some time outside the house and away from […]

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Inks Lake State Park program teaches dutch-oven cooking

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — As settlers and explorers pushed west, they often packed light. One item they didn’t travel without, however, was the Dutch oven — a squat, cast-iron pot that made it possible for people to cook just about anything. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park offers holiday, outdoor activities

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park is offering a Hooting Holiday Crafts and Open House at the bird blind in December along with its regular monthly outdoor activities. The crafts event is for all ages and is 1-5 p.m. Dec. 27 at the new bird blind. Participants can make holiday owls from pine cones and […]

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Sandra Clough (right) and Samantha Anderson and her daughter, Taylor Anderson, map out their hike at Inks Lake State Park. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Burn off holiday calories at Inks Lake State Park in November

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park has plenty of activities in November to burn off some calories before you pack on the pounds on Thanksgiving. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for ages 12 and […]

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Inks Lake State Park opens bird blind

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park opened its newest bird blind on the north side of the park Oct. 7. The structure was conceived by the Highland Lakes Master Naturalists and will allow park visitors to enjoy bird watching and provide educational opportunities. The blind can seat about 40 adults or 50 children with additional […]

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Enjoy October at Inks Lake State Park with bat prowl, pumpkin painting and more

BURNET — Enjoy the cooler fall weather outdoors at Inks Lake State Park in October. The park is offering a bat and owl prowl and pumpkin painting this month along with its normal activities. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park has hikes, fishing, Dutch-oven cooking

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park has plenty of activities to get you outdoors this September — even a cooking class. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 near Burnet. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children 12 and younger. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park offering night and dog hikes in August

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Hit the trails at night or take a morning excursion with your pooch at Inks Lake State Park in August. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children […]

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Inks Lake clinic makes canoeing as easy as ‘1-2-3’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — The class had only been going on for a few minutes before Inks Lake State Park interpreter Sean Jones quizzed the students. “Do you know which is the front and which is the back of the canoe?” he asked the four people attending the Devil’s Waterhole Canoe […]

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Get knotted up with Inks Lake State Park survival series

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — What exactly is a sheep shank? And how do you use a bowline or even tie one? Whether you’re tying a hook on the end of your fishing line or securing the latest garage sale booty in the back of your pick-up, using the right knot can save […]

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Texas Nature Challenge connects families with outdoors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Here’s a typical mantra: “Let’s get the kids and families outside.” In today’s high-tech world, where there appears to be a disconnect between people and nature, getting outside is a way to reconnect with the outdoors and a plethora of benefits. (more…)

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Hike, fish, star watch and more at Inks Lake State Park in May

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park has a variety of outdoor activities scheduled for May. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West near Burnet. Park entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older, $3 for Texas residents 65 and older and free for ages 12 and younger. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: Nature, beauty attract campers to Highland Lakes state parks

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Visitors from across the state will travel to Highland Lakes state parks for their next big camping adventures. “In today’s hectic lifestyle, camping allows a peaceful respite. It gets people back to nature, which a lot of people don’t get now with an urban lifestyle,” said John […]

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Inks Lake State Park offers Easter egg hunt and more

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — It’s spring at Inks Lake State Park, and there are plenty of warm-weather activities of which to take advantage including hiking, star-gazing, fishing and geocaching. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West near Burnet. Park entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older, $3 for Texas residents […]

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Peer at Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s moons at Night Sky Party at Inks Lake

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — For most people, finding the Big Dipper in the night sky isn’t too difficult, but how about the Andromeda Galaxy? Or Jupiter and its moons and the rings of Saturn? The only places most people can see those are in a book or on the Internet. But […]

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‘Eagle Lady’ Doris Mager celebrates birds of prey with Highland Lakes programs

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Though Doris Mager is in her mid-80s, she shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to sharing her love for birds of prey. “She’s just an incredible woman whose mission is to share how important these birds are,” said Phil Wyde of the Friends of […]

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Start 2014 with First Day Hike, more at Inks Lake State Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — If enjoying the outdoors is your New Year’s resolution, then take part in the activities at Inks Lake State Park in January starting with the First Day Hike on Jan. 1. The 2½-mile guided, family-friendly adventure is 1-3 p.m. at the park, 3630 Park Road 4 West. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park kicking off November schedule with Not-So-Spooky Hike

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Inks Lake State Park is kicking off its November schedule of activities with a Not-So-Spooky Hike on Nov. 1. The kid-friendly, one-mile hike to Stumpy Hollow is 8-9 p.m. at the park, 3630 Park Road 4 West. Bring a flashlight and show off your costumes from Halloween. The hike starts […]

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Dip in your oars and help clean up Inks Lake’s shores

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Whether intentional or not, Inks Lake gets a bit “trashy” during the year. But on Oct. 19, you can do something about it. Inks Lake State Park is hosting a canoe and kayak shore cleanup 2-4 p.m. “During the summer, a lot of trash ends up on […]

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Inks Lake State Park teaches back-country skills in new survival series

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Imagine you’re on the TV show “Survivor,” and, during tribal council, you and another contestant are in danger of being voted off. Host Jeff Probst hands each of you a firestarting kit and says whoever builds a fire first and burns through a rope gets to stay […]

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