Sunday, September 27, 2009

Camping at Inks Lake

We went camping this weekend at Inks Lake State Park. We made our reservations on-line a few weeks ago. When we arrived we bought a State Park Pass. My understanding was that the pass basically is purchased for a car/carload but the ranger who checked us in was insistent that it's on an individual and that I can't use the one on R's car so I actually bought the pass +1 which was $75 rather than $60 for a year. Online we chose a site that said it was "walk-in" and the ranger seemed like he couldn't imagine that was what we wanted but I said it was.

On the way to camping:

The site was perhaps the most awesome camp site ever. Our space was large enough to put up 4-5 tents. It had a picnic table and a fire/bbq pit, and extended all the way down to the water as you can see. And we actually had entry points on the water to swim. Now of course, that meant that other people went through the bottom part of the site to get to the water but it wasn't the main entry point so it wasn't too trafficy. In the last picture immediately below this, you can sort of see where the car is but it was 100 feet! Awesome.

The view from the rocks on the site:

Here's Chiara playing in the water (on our site):

The water entry point:

A few photos from our Saturday hike:

And finally the injury report. Ash got cactus in his hand and lips (from chewing on his shirt sleeve). I bet her stays on the path better next time. Chiara fell off the bench trying to get away from a fly or get it to get away from her.


Serra said...

It looks like a great site and an even better trip. I'm slowly turning green here...

DaniKel said...

oh it looks beautiful!! glad you guys had a ggod time! sorry bout the injuries but oh so glad they were minor!!

Team Serrins Springfield said...

Serra - From jealousy? Lol.

DaniKel = Thanks so much. We had a great time.

K J and the kids said...

I live in the mountains and this makes me jealous. What a PERFECT camping spot.