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Inks-Lake is the second lake in the chain of seven lakes that make up the Highland Lakes of central Texas. It's a man-made reservoir located in the Texas Hill Country. The other lakes in the Highland Lakes chain are Lake Buchanan, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin. Inks Lake was created in 1938 by the construction of Inks Dam on the Colorado River. The lake is used for flood control, but is also a popular recreational lake, as are all the Highland Lakes. Just a few of the fun activities include swimming, fishing, boating, water-skiing - even scuba diving. Inks Lake is stocked with largemouth bass, white bass, sunfish, catfish and crappie. Inks Lake State Park is adjacent to the lake and offers camping, hiking, backpacking, swimming, golf and cliff jumping. Cliff jumping is confined in an area of Inks Lake State Park called "Devil's Water Hole." A summer camp for boys and girls is also adjacent to the lake. Attractions near Inks Lake include the Lyndon B. Johnson State Historic Site, Colorado Bend State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

Surrounding areas: Lake Buchanan, Texas (4.3 mi), Kingsland, Texas (7.0 mi), Sunrise Beach, Texas (10.3 mi), Tow, Texas (10.9 mi), Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Texas (12.9 mi), Marble Falls, Texas (13.3 mi), Horseshoe Bay, Texas (14.0 mi)

Inks Lake Vacation Rentals




Inks Lake Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Lake LBJ MotelRR 2 Box 139Kingsland, TX7.0 mi.(325) 388-4571
Lake LBJ MotelKingsland, TX7.0 mi.(325) 388-4571
Chism Lodges IncRt 1Bluffton, TX8.3 mi.(325) 379-6331
Holiday Inn Express810 S Water StBuenet, TX9.2 mi.(512) 756-1789
Best Western Marble Falls Inn1403 Hwy 281 NMarble Falls, TX13.3 mi.(830) 693-5122
Hampton Inn On The Lake704 First StMarble Falls, TX13.3 mi.(830) 798-1895
Quality Inn1206 Hwy 281 NMarble Falls, TX13.3 mi.(830) 693-7531
Hill Country Suites609 Bessemer AveLlano, TX17.5 mi.(325) 247-1090
Best Western Llano901 W Young StLlano, TX18.1 mi.(325) 247-4101
Country Inn1502 S Key AveLampasas, TX24.5 mi.(512) 556-6201
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1200 Central Texas ExpyLampasas, TX25.1 mi.(512) 556-9292

Inks Lake Weather & Climate

Central Texas basically has two seasons - summers that may last from April through October, and winters that start in November and usually lasts until March. When summer ends, it's too dry for autumn foliage, except in East Texas. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although most occurs in May and September in the form of thunderstorms. Large amounts of rain falling within short periods of time cause flash floods. Hail is reported around the Central Texas area an average of 31 days per year and tornadoes are reported on an average of 12 days per year. Average yearly rainfall is near 32 inches. Average sunshine varies from about 50% in the winter to near 75% in the summer. Although tornadoes are rare, they are most often associated with dissipating tropical storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 33°F 1.41 in. -
February 63°F 37°F 1.97 in. -
March 70°F 45°F 2.24 in. -
April 77°F 52°F 2.17 in. -
May 83°F 61°F 4.31 in. -
June 89°F 67°F 3.54 in. -
July 93°F 70°F 1.23 in. -
August 93°F 70°F 1.21 in. -
September 88°F 64°F 2.00 in. -
October 79°F 54°F 2.97 in. -
November 67°F 44°F 2.43 in. -
December 60°F 35°F 2.14 in. -

Inks Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located about 57 miles southeast of Inks Lake in Austin, Texas, the Draughon Miller Central Texas Regional airport (TPL) located approximately 64 miles east of Inks Lake in Temple, Texas, the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located roughly 66 miles south of Inks Lake in San Marcos, Texas, and finally Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located around 67 miles southwest of Inks Lake in Kerrville, Texas.

Inks Lake Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX73.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX73.8 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX91.7 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Highland Lakes Golf CourseBuchanan DamTX3.1 mi.
Packsaddle Country ClubKingslandTX7.5 mi.
Delaware Springs Golf CourseBurnetTX9.6 mi.
Gainesville Municipal Golf CourseGainesvilleTX9.8 mi.
Blue Lake Golf ClubMarble FallsTX13.9 mi.
Meadowlakes Golf & Country ClubMarble FallsTX13.9 mi.
Llano Municipal Golf CourseLlanoTX17.1 mi.
Pedernales Country ClubSpicewoodTX23.6 mi.
Hancock Park Municipal Golf CourseLampasasTX24.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Inks Lake State ParkTX1.3 mi. 
Longhorn Cavern State ParkTX5.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX43.8 mi.(History)
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX50.5 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX50.5 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX50.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX50.5 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX50.5 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX91.7 mi.
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX91.7 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX91.7 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX109.2 mi.


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