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!
Photo courtesy of Patsy Bynum
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 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. 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 and Sunfish.
Sunset on Lake Whitney
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.
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 excursions available.
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.