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Less than a month after a wildfire burned through Inks Lake State Park, this cactus is showing signs of growth in the midst of burned trees and bare earth. Park staff will document the property’s regrowth in the coming months on social media profiles. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New signs of life in charred portions of Inks Lake State Park following July wildfire

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Just over a month after a wildfire at Inks Lake State Park, the public will have a unique opportunity to view what happens to Hill Country terrain as plant life returns to the area. (more…)

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The boat ramp at Inks Lake State Park will be closed until March 2019 as it is repaired. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Traction issues on Inks Lake boat ramp to be fixed, but it will be closed until March 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS HOOVER’S VALLEY — The steep grade of the boat ramp at Inks Lake State Park causes problems for drivers and pedestrians. For drivers trying to back their boat in or out of the water, gaining traction is nearly impossible. (more…)

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UPDATE: Officials say ATV is cause of Park Road 4 fire, which is 50 percent contained

UPDATE: Officials say ATV is cause of Park Road 4 fire, which is 50 percent contained

BURNET — An all-terrain vehicle has been determined as the cause of the Park Road 4 fire near Inks Lake State Park, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.  (more…)

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44-year-old man dies following swim outing on Inks Lake

44-year-old man dies following swim outing on Inks Lake

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities are investigating the death of a 44-year-old McQueeney man during an outing June 23 at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County. (more…)

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PHOTOS: Inks Lake drawdown changes landscape

PHOTOS: Inks Lake drawdown changes landscape

  Inks Lake State Park has a new look courtesy of a Lower Colorado River Authority drawdown. The LCRA lowered the lake in early January by about 8 feet to allow for maintenance, debris removal, and repair work for residents and businesses on Inks Lake. The drawdown is only temporary, so Inks Lake State Park […]

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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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