We decided to go tent camping at Inks Lake State Park in Texas over the Labor Day weekend back in 2016. Shortly after arriving at camp, we had a squirrel come up to us who was likely desensitized to humans as it came pretty close to us and to Lulu. Lulu nearly lost her mind, she loves chasing squirrels! We set up our tent and got into the water, Lulu having her own raft of course.
After a relaxing float in the water, we got a fire going and started cooking corn and Tofurkey bratwursts. One of my favorite things about camping is grilling. There’s something about food being cooked over a fire that just makes it taste so much better! That night we roasted marshmallows and talked about how we would love to be able to have a campfire every night. It was then that we made the decision that we were going to go full time in an RV!
The next day we took Lulu for a hike through the trails and out onto some rocks that had a waterfall flowing over the edge. Lulu decided that she wanted to walk in one of the nearby pools so Hayden led her over there, but the rock was covered in slime and Hayden slipped and fell down in a splash. Luckily the water was only a few inches deep and Hayden didn’t sustain any real injuries.
Overall Inks Lake State Park was decently crowded being a holiday weekend, but the spaces are separated out well and we didn’t feel like we were crammed in next to our neighbors. There were some children screaming through the park in the morning hours, but that’s to be expected when you’re camping. We had absolutely no cell phone service while we were out there so it was a nice way to completely disconnect from the day to day life.
Campsite #: 252
Notes about campground: We went tent camping, but RV sites were available.
Cell coverage: Limited cell service
Dog-friendly: Yes, Lulu had a blast running around out on the lake and she was able to go on all the nearby trails.
Nightly Rate: Sites with just water= $16, Sites with just electricity=$21, Sites with water & electricity (50 amp)= $23 night/ $138 week/ $552 month