Lake Whitney State Park RV & Campground Guide
Lake Whitney State Parkis a roughly 1,000-acre state park located in Whitney, Texas. It's near the cities of Hillsboro and Peoria, and it serves as a lush natural space and the home of Lake Whitney, a reservoir for the Brazos River. There's a ton to do both in the water and on land, campers being a significant fixture of the park given the unique wildlife that lives in the area and all the activities you can do while there. Temperatures at the park remain relatively warm throughout the year. Winters can get fairly chilly, though. Humidity is also high, as one would expect from somewhere close to the water, particularly in the summer months.
Spring 55.3-78.3 F
Summer 74-96 F
Fall 56.6-80.3 F
Winter 38-61 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Whitney State Park
Rental RVs make any vacation simpler and more fun to take, including those to Lake Whitney State Park. Even so, you'll still need a safe place to park at night when it's time to sleep. Try camping at one of these great RV parks in the area for that.
Lake Whitney State Park Campgrounds
Lake Whitney State Park has a total of 137 campsites on park grounds that RVers can use during their visit. Campers will get to choose from three different types of sites: campsites with full electric, water, and sewer hookups ($24 per night); campsites with electric and water hookups ($20 per night); or campsites with only water hookups ($14 per night). Regardless of which kind of site you choose, however, you'll have access to several amenities within the park. These include things like restrooms, showers, picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. You're also allowed to take your pets for no extra charge.
Thousand Trails RV Park
The Thousand Trails RV Park near Lake Whitney State Park is a large campground with 250 shaded sites to enjoy. Prices are subject to change depending on things like availability and time of the year, making estimates hard. However, the sheer number of amenities afforded to guests makes just about any price reasonable. In addition to things like water and electric hookups, you can enjoy restrooms, showers, laundry, a basketball court, horse riding trails, cable TV and Wi-Fi, a clubhouse and pool, a hot tub, a dog park, and tons more.
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What to Do at
Lake Whitney State Park
Inside Lake Whitney State Park
Campers should have no trouble finding something fun to do when they're visiting Lake Whitney State Park. Lake Whitney is the focal point of much of the activity that goes on at the park, many people choosing to swim, canoe, sail, ski, and fish in the water as well as the attached Brazos River. Hiking is also popular with all the trails snaking their way through the park. Many also enjoy hunting or animal watching, bird-watching being especially fun given the presence of bald eagles and wild turkeys in the area.
Outside Lake Whitney State Park
If you're in the Lake Whitney area and you would like to experience the local culture outside of the state park, you should have no trouble finding something fun to do. Try out any of these great restaurants, shops, and extraordinary sights while out and about outside Lake Whitney State Park.
The Texas Great Country Cafe & Pie Pantry is a local restaurant serving up plenty of delicious food with a focus on dessert. For a proper meal, you'll have the option to order things like onion rings, fries, BLTs, burgers, steaks, and more. If you're only in it for the sweets, though, you can sample the rotating types of homemade cookies, cakes, pies, and more that come out of the oven.
Type: Country food
Location: 903 S Bosque St, Ste F, Whitney, TX 76692
Bobby's Burgers is a restaurant that specializes in simple, hearty, no-frills food packed with flavor. Southern hospitality gets taken to the next level, a fact you can taste the moment you bite into one of their delicious burgers. The menu also has plenty of other good things to eat from fried chicken to catfish to shrimp and more.
Location: 300 S Bosque St, Whitney, TX 76692
Tres Hermanos is a fantastic Mexican restaurant with a focus on authentic flavor. When you dine here, there's virtually no chance you'll go hungry. Try a plate loaded up with tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, steak, and more with delicious sides like refried beans and rice.
Location: 800 S Colorado St, Whitney, TX 76692
The Brazos Street Market is a fine antique shop in Whitney filled with treasures. With its 11 aisles filled with stuff, you could spend an entire afternoon just browsing and still not be through the whole store. If you're in need of things ranging from clothes to furniture to art to silverware and beyond, it's well worth a stop inside to see what kind of deals you can get.
Location: 207 N Brazos St, Whitney, TX 76692
The Goodie Mill Mall
The Goodie Mill Mall is a purveyor of antiques in the Hillsboro area. Featuring plenty of items of great variety, the shop does enjoy things on the older and more refined side. If you're looking for a souvenir to take home with you after the end of your vacation, this place would be great to visit.
Location: 207 E Elm St, Hillsboro, TX 76645
McCown Valley Park
McCown Valley Park is an expansive and gorgeous natural area along the highway, offering a great place to unwind after a while on the road. There's plenty to do and see there with many wildflowers and animals all about, plus things like equestrian trails and the waterfront. It also doubles as an RV campground if you're still looking for somewhere to camp during your stay.
Location: FM 1713 Spur, Whitney, TX 76692
The Roadside America Museum is a celebration of classic cars. Here, you can explore the history of automobiles in America with tons of surviving classic cars in peak condition, plus tons of memorabilia from the 70s to set the scene. Anyone with an interest in cars should definitely take a look.
Location: 212 E Elm St, Hillsboro, TX 76645
The Hill County Cell Block Museum was once the old county jailhouse before being converted into a historical museum. Here, you can see what it was like for prisoners when the building was in use from 1893 up to 1983. Tour the grounds, spend some time behind bars, and think about the history that comes with all of this.
Location: 120 N Waco St, Hillsboro, TX 76645
How to Get to
Lake Whitney State Park
Making it to the park is a fairly straightforward affair, especially since there are many signs located along the route to help you stay on course. To get to Lake Whitney State Park, the most direct route you can take will be along Interstate 35. Any major city along the highway can be a good starting point, but the closest is Hillsboro. From Hillsboro, you'll want to go west on TX 22 for around 11.5 miles before keeping right onto TX 180 SPUR in Whitney. Eventually, this road will turn into FM 933/West Jefferson Avenue around half a mile down the road. You'll need to turn left a few hundred feet after that to stay on FM 933, after which you'll turn right onto FM 1244/State Park Road around half a mile later.
Entering Lake Whitney State Park
State Park Road is the way to enter Lake Whitney State Park. It is a toll road that charges you admission and is on the right side of the road as you come up, Lake Whitney and the heart of the park are just 3 more miles past the gate. The park is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.
Per adult : $5
Children 12 and under are free
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