Lake Whitney State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lake Whitney State Park is 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Lake Whitney State Park Per adult : $5.0

Children 12 and under are free

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Whitney State Park

What is the climate of Lake Whitney State Park?

Lake Whitney State Park has a very hot climate, with temperatures during the summer regularly exceeding 90 degrees. Even during the winter months, it's usually warmer than 40 degrees and can reach as high as 60 at times.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Whitney State Park?

The campground at Lake Whitney State Park boasts 137 RV campsites in total, with several options to choose from. There are campsites with full hookups, campsites with electric and water hookups, and campsites with only water hookups.

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Whitney State Park?

If you want to avoid the extreme heat, the best months to visit Lake Whitney State Park are April, May, September, and October. The weather during those months is warm and pleasant for outdoor recreation.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Whitney State Park?

Wildlife viewing is a popular activity at Lake Whitney State Park. Some of the species that inhabit the area are deer, raccoons, snakes, armadillos, opossums, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, wild turkeys, and bald eagles.

Are pets allowed at Lake Whitney State Park?

Pets are allowed in most campgrounds and trails within Lake Whitney State Park but are never allowed inside buildings. Dogs must be kept on leashes no longer than 6 feet and cleaned up after at all times.