Lake Whitney Information
Located in central Texas, approximately 90 minutes southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Lake Whitney is a popular recreational destination for fishing, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, hunting, sight-seeing and more! Surrounded by the Texas Hill Country with around 225 miles of shoreline that varies from towering limestone cliffs to small hidden coves and sandy beaches, it’s no wonder Lake Whitney has been named the “Official Getaway Capital of Texas.”
Lake Whitney State Parks
Lake Whitney has 14 state parks with boat ramps as well as several privately-owned marinas surrounding the lake, making it very easy to experience everything the lake has to offer! Whether you’re into swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, jet-skiing, wakeboarding or just sitting on the shore observing some of the local wildlife, Lake Whitney is sure to delight every family member.
The Wildlife and Fishing
In addition to the white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, silver foxes, hundreds of varieties of birds and other small wildlife that make their home here, Lake Whitney is also known as one of the best lakes for striped bass, white bass, smallmouth bass, and blue catfish. Don’t worry if your angling skills are a little bit lacking – there are plenty of fishing guides in the area to help you discover all the best hidden spots for your next big catch!
Even if your visit to Lake Whitney takes place in the cooler months of the year, there are still plenty of opportunities for a memorable getaway! The nearby town of Whitney has grocery stores, locally owned restaurants, gift shops, antique stores and plenty of small town charm. Within a short drive of Whitney you can also find the Texas Heritage Museum, the Clifton Classic Chassis Auto Museum, the Cell Block Museum in Hillsboro where Elvis Presley once briefly resided, and the family operated award-winning Red Caboose Winery. You’ll most certainly want to bring a bottle or two back to your vacation home rental to enjoy while watching the sun set over the lake.
Looking for a family-friendly excursion during your stay? Just a little further out of town is Dinosaur Valley Park where you and your family can literally walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs who left their tracks in the bed of the nearby river. Don’t forget to capture your ancient reptile adventure by taking a selfie with the giant dinosaur models! While here you may also want to explore the nearby Fossil Rim Wildlife Center where you can, quite literally, have a hands on experience with endangered wildlife.
No matter the reason for your visit, we have no doubt Lake Whitney will enchant you and your entire family!