A Visitors Guide to Lake Whitney in Central Texas
Lake Whitney is a beautiful lake with a lot to
offer in recreational activities. Lake Whitney is a popular lake for boating,
sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, fishing, and swimming. You
will like Lake Whitney!
|With its central location in the heart of Texas, Lake
Whitney is referred to as "The Getaway Capital of Texas."
Lake Whitney is located on the Brazos River. Brazos
de Dios means "in the arms of God." Lake Whitney is a large lake with 225 miles
of shoreline and 37 square miles of coverage. Lake Whitney is 45 river miles long
and is up to four miles wide at the widest point.
||Lake Whitney's clear, blue water and its varied
shoreline, from nice sandy beaches to steep bluffs, make it a popular recreation lake.
Lake Whitney is located about 30 miles north
of Waco and 55 miles southwest of Fort Worth in central Texas. The lake is close
enough for people from Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin to enjoy.
Lake Whitney has over two million visitors yearly
who take advantage of the fishing, boating, water skiing, scuba diving, camping, wildlife,
sight-seeing, birdwatching and other amenities.
Lake Whitney is popular with scuba divers. Favorite diving
spots are at Lofer's Bend Park, Soldiers Bluff Park, Cliffs on Little Rocky Creek and King
Creek around the small rock island called King Creek Rock.
|The fishing is great
at Lake Whitney...
Texas Parks and
Wildlife says that fishing in Lake Whitney is excellent for Striped Bass, White Bass,
Smallmouth Bass and Catfish. Fishing is good in Lake Whitney for Largemouth Bass, Crappie
||Lake Whitney has Plenty of Parks...
It has 10 Corps of Engineer parks, a state park, and three other
parks available for picknicking, camping and day use.
For more information on the state park at Lake Whitney, click here.
Bird watching is another great hobby in the Lake Whitney area. Since Lake
Whitney is in the North American Flyway, more than 300 species of birds can be seen
thoughout the year. Swallows have made the holes and cracks on the unique rock
formations along the lake their home and hundreds of the birds can be seen at one
time. Be on the look out for the American bald eagle. Every year, the bald
eagle increases in number around Lake Whitney.
Photo courtesy of Patsy Bynum
If you are looking for an exciting getaway, think of Lake
Whitney. The Dallas Morning News has rated Lake Whitney as the No. 2 overall lake in
Sunset on Lake Whitney
Looking for a Place to Dine at Lake Whitney?
||Try the Colorado Street Grille in downtown Whitney.
They serve soups, salads and entrees including chicken, seafood, steaks (black Angus Aged
Beef). Ask about their specials of the day.
||Like Italian Dining?
will love Bella Veta Italian Bistro! You will enjoy their pizza and large selection
of delicious Italian meals, the atmosphere, the friendly people, and their reasonable
prices. Located in downtown Whitney. Phone: 254-694-3733.
Things of interest in the Lake Whitney area:
Whitney Area Museum
103 E. Wilson Avenue, Whitney, TX Phone: 254-694-37893
Hillsboro Outlet Mall
Over 200 shops and only a few minutes away.
Cell Block Museum in Hillsboro - Willie
Nelson Memorabilia Room.
Canoeing down the Brazos River
8.2 mile ride from the bottom of the Lake Whitney dam to Dick's Place. Other
Brazos de Dios - Homestead Heritage Center
for Traditional Crafts.
Craft workshop, including the Heritage Forge Blacksmith Shop, The Potter's House,
the Homestead Heritage Furniture Workshop and a gift shop.
Bosque Memorial Museum - Clifton
Largest collection of Norwegian artifacts in the South and Southwest.
Texas Heritage Museum - Hillsboro
Located on the Hill College campus, the museum commemorates the experiences of
Texans during war times.
Hill County Courthouse - Hillsboro
Constructed in 1890, the courthouse has two story high Corenthian columns. There is
also a 70 foot high clock tower.
Lake Whitney Motocross
Located in Whitney on the WB Ranch, the track is open for special events several
times a year.
Whitney Dam is 17,695
feet wide and 159 feet high.
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Lake Whitney Map
More Lake Whitney Information:
Lake Whitney State Park
U.S. Army Corp of
Meridian State Park
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