Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County offers miles of hiking, along the banks of Inks Lake and through beautiful granite rock formation. It also offers great swimming and kayaking opportunities. Photo by 101HighlandLakes.com

Texas State Parks in Burnet County Open for Camping

Good news for those suffering from stay-at-home cabin fever: Texas state parks in Burnet County are open for caping and day use, and are ready for visitors practicing social distancing. Face masks are recommended. When visiting a state park in Burnet County — and there are a few — make a reservation for overnight camping or plan to stay at a resort or rent a vacation home or lodge nearby.

Here are the closest state parks, both inside and just outside the county, where you can launch a boat, swim, hike, or even explore a cavern:

State parks in Burnet County:

Inks Lake State Park
3630 Park Road 4 West

Open daily: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Longhorn Cavern State Park
6211 Park Road 4 South


Grounds and facilities:

  • Weekdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Weekends/Holidays: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cavern Walking Tour:

  • Weekdays: On the hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Weekends/Holidays: On the hour and half-hour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Note: To comply with the governor’s guidelines, cavern tour sizes will be limited. Book tours online for best availability.

State parks near Burnet County:
Colorado Bend State Park
2236 Park Hill Drive


Open daily: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
16710 Ranch Road 965

Open daily: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

199 Park Road 52


The nature trail, grounds, and day-use picnic areas are open until dark. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road 6026
Johnson City


The park is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday;
closed Mondays and Tuesdays
until further notice.

Events and equipment rentals continue to be suspended, and all park headquarters, visitor centers, park stores, and group facilities remain closed. Visitors must make reservations online or by calling 512-389-8900, and then pre-purchase and print permits before going to the parks.

Get some fresh air, increase your vitamin D intake, and get some exercise while exploring the great Texas state parks in Burnet County and nearby.

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