Longhorn Cavern State Park

Wed
18
Dec

TPWD unveils Inks Public Use Plan

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Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Park Planner Chris Beckcom outlines plans for improvements and changes to Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern at a public hearing held Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Burnet Community Center.

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Lake-area residents heard a future Public Use Plan for the Inks Lake State Park complex, including Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, and Park Road 4, at a public hearing held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Burnet Community Center.

Inks officials and the Inks Lake planning group agreed to develop a plan with safety of their campers in mind, while retaining the beauty of the area and maintaining water quality.

Planners also strived to create a plan to help staff maintain optimal capacity and not maximum capacity, with the expected spike during holiday weekends, and to continue with the plan to construct a day visitor boat ramp, and managing areas that are used by boaters. . . .

Wed
30
Oct

Visit spooktacular destinations this Halloween!

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Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Longhorn Cavern is located an 645.2 acres of land dedicated as a state park in 1932. Humans have sheltered in the caves since prehistoric times and legend has it the cavern serves as a hiding place for the treasure of infamous outlaw Sam Bass.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Trick-or-treating and pumpkin-carving are enjoyable Halloween activities, but for extra fun and goosebumps this Halloween, visit these spooky area locations:

Longhorn Cavern State Park, 6211 Park Road 4 S, Burnet

Now a tourist attraction for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts, the historic Longhorn Cavern State Park was once just a deep fissure in the earth formed by millions of years of flowing water. The cavern then became a meeting place for Comanche tribes, and in 1848, the Comanches kidnapped an 18-year-old girl during a raid in the area. Three Texas Rangers came in the dark of night, outnumbered by the large number of Native Americans, and rescued the girl after a harrowing battle.

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