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Lake Whitney State Park

Fishing, Family & Fun

Need to get away? Take a short road trip from DFW or Waco to the shores of Lake Whitney. You’ll find clear water, plenty of campsites, and a great place to relax with the family.

Things to Do

We offer water activities galore, from fishing and swimming to boating and skiing. On shore, you can explore our trails, see the stars, try geocaching, or set up camp. Rent our recreation hall for your next group gathering.

A wide variety of wildlife lives in the park. Watch for deer, raccoons, snakes, armadillos and opossums. Wild turkeys and bald eagles have also been sighted here.

Read our Water Safety Tips before your visit.

Fishing

Fish for largemouth, striped and white bass, or bring home a prize blue catfish. Get detailed fishing and lake information for Lake Whitney.

The park has a boat ramp and a fish cleaning shelter. We hold an annual youth fishing tournament on the first Saturday in June.

You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore in a state park.

Camping

Choose from campsites with water only, water and electricity, or full hookups. We also have screened shelters, many with a lake view.

Hiking and Biking

Explore our trails, or get in your steps on park roads. All trails are open to hikers and bikers.

While you are exploring, pay your respects to the Big Oak at headquarters and take in the view from Lake View Point.

Volunteering

We need your help! Learn how to get involved by asking at headquarters or visiting our Volunteer page.

Ranger Programs

We offer programs on the Nature and History of the park. Check our Events page for upcoming programs.

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Kids

Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Borrow an explorer pack, loaded with tools for exploring the park.
  • Download the Lake Whitney Junior Ranger (PDF) sheet. Complete tasks to earn a certificate.

Area Attractions

Lake Whitney State Park is in easy driving distance of three major cities, with museums, restaurants, shopping and more. Visit websites for Dallas, Fort Worth or Waco to learn more.

Only three miles from the park, Whitney also has shopping and restaurants.

P.O. Box 1175
Whitney, TX 76692

Latitude: 31.931234

Longitude: -97.356833

(254) 694-3793

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open daily.

Check for scheduled closures.


Gate is open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Busy Season

March through October

Climate

January average is 46.2 degrees. July average is 85.9 degrees. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

533 to 574 feet

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