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New Bird Blind Available at Inks Lake State Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Texas Outdoors   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:32

New Bird Blind Available at Inks Lake State Park

BURNET – Thanks to a newly constructed bird blind at Inks Lake State Park, visitors now have the chance to quietly observe birds flitting from tree to tree, perch on a feeder or sing to other birds.

The bird blind’s grand opening on the north side of the park will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 7. Friends of Inks Lake will provide refreshments at the event, which is free and open to the public.

Conceived in March 2013 by the Texas Master Naturalist Highland Lakes Chapter, the blind opened to the public on Sept. 1. The structure will allow park visitors to enjoy birding, as well as provide a space for educational programs. The blind can seat some 40 adults or 50 children with additional standing room. Plexiglas windows, a solar-powered water feature, photography portals and a rainwater collection system are some of the defining features of the wooden blind.

Admission to the bird blind is included with daily park entrance fees.

In addition to local Texas Master Naturalist chapter members, who donated their time and materials, the bird blind was also facilitated by the Texas Department of Transportation. That agency provided the access road and parking area, and Triple C Feed Store in Burnet made a significant donation.

To reach the bird blind, turn left on Park Road 4 from Inks Lake State Park Headquarters and travel 2.2 miles. The gate will be on the left side of the road. From Texas Highway 29, turn onto Park Road 4 and travel one mile. The gate will be on the right side of the road.

For more information about Inks Lake State Park, call (512) 793-2223 or visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/inks-lake.