Inks Lake State Park

This is my Inks Lake page. I often go to Inks Lake State Park in Central Texas for hiking, shooting photos and sometimes camping. Inks Lake is west of Austin and is a smaller, constant-level lake on the Colorado River beneath the Lake Buchanan Dam.

I often go to Inks Lake around sunset to try to get some nice reflections in the lake

Inks Lake sunset in HDR

Inks Lake State Park Texas sunset blue hour reflection
Sunset reflected in Inks Lake Texas

There is a lot of granite around the lake and sometimes this makes a nice foreground element.

Long exposure HDR merge at Inks Lake State Park Texas
Boulders in the evening sun at Inks Lake State Park Texas long exposure

There are also many hiking trails around the lake with some interesting overlooks.

Inks Lake State Park HDR Sunset from granite
Fall foliage at Inks Lake State Park Texas

There is a small waterfall that is more active after a good rain. Below are a few long exposures from around this waterfall.

Close up of Waterfall at Inks Lake State Park Texas
Waterfall at Inks Lake State Park Texas
Waterfall at Inks Lake State Park Texas

Sometimes after the sun has gone down and there is just a touch of color still left in the sky, I take silhouette pictures with the lake in the background.

Silhouette of a tree at twilight at Inks Lake Texas

Blue hour reflection at Inks Lake State Park Texas

This is one of the nicest State Parks around Central Texas. The lakes is not big and crowded with speed boats. It is generally calm and nice for canoeing or kayaking.

Sunset over Inks Lake Texas with long exposure

 

A link to blogs that I have written about Inks Lake