• Surface Area: 837 Acres
Inks Lake is located on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country. The reservoir was formed in 1938 by the construction of Inks Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. The lake provides flood control and features the smallest hydroelectric power plant on the Highland Lakes chain. Inks Lake was named after Roy B. Inks, one of the original board members of the Lower Colorado River Authority, and is used for multiple outdoor recreational activities, including fishing, swimming, boating, camping, and picnicking.
Inks Lake has been stocked with several species of fish, including largemouth bass, white bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Inks Lake is also a level-controlled reservoir with less than one foot variation in water level annually.
Inks Lake State Park is adjacent to the lake and offers facilities for camping, backpacking, golf, swimming, and boat access. Cliff jumping is also a popular water activity that locals enjoy at "Devil's Water Hole" located within Inks Lake State Park on the Lake.