Deer at Lake Whitney State Park


Bluebonnets at Lake Whitney park

The area surrounding Whitney has an abundance of public parks. Most are lakeside, each with unique views of Lake Whitney. Others are riverside, located along the Brazos River both above and below the lake.

Park along Lake Whitney

Lake Whitney State Park, located near the southern end of the lake, offers hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming beaches, scuba diving, water skiing, nature study, excellent birding, and an air strip.

Morning and evening are the best times to see white-tailed deer, armadillos, raccoons and skunks. Raptors, songbirds and waterfowl can be spotted throughout the park.

"Aircraft fly-ins" are held at various times. Radio-controlled model airplanes can often be seen at the air strip on Sunday afternoons.

A variety of ranger programs are offered throughout the year at this 955-acre park.

Park at Lake Whitney

The Corps of Engineers operates parks along both Lake Whitney and the Brazos River.

Each park is unique in what it offers. Boat ramps, picnicking, hiking, horseshoes, volleyball, sandy swimming beaches, and equestrian trails are some of the amenities offered at these parks.

Lofers Bend Day Use (off Highway 22, near the dam) and McCown Valley (off 1713, near the Katy Bridge) are the two Corps parks that offer sandy swimming beaches.

Banner photo on this page copyright Sheri Hemrick.

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