If you haven't had the chance to explore the Texas Hill Country yet, this summer is prime time to do so. With temperatures climbing, the want that people have to get outdoors and explore climbs along with it, and central Texas has limitless opportunities. Look no further than Inks Lake State Park in Burnet, where there's just as much to do in the water as there is on land.

Inks Lake State Park is considered a "Hill Country Gem," and for good reason.

The park is located in Burnet, Texas, which is about an hour from Austin and not much further from San Antonio.

Being home to a massive lake means endless opportunities to have fun in the sun and in, or above the water.

Here, you can rent paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and more to splish and splash in the water. If you haven't tried one of the above, now's your chance.

For those who prefer sticking to the land for their outdoor activities, you haven't been forgotten about. You can enjoy geocaching, camping, and more here.

There are 200 campsites and 22 cabins to choose from if you're looking to stay overnight.

After a long hike or hikes on one of their many trails, you may want to do just that.

The park is free to visit for children 12 and younger, and $6 for ages 13 and up.

According to their website, they're asking that you reserve a pass online, or call their customer service center before visiting.

Once that's checked off your to-do list, you'll be ready to go!

Inks Lake State Park

Price: Free - $6

Address: 3630 Park Rd 4 W, Burnet, TX

Why You Need To Go: This park has it all and is just a short drive away from Austin, Texas.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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