A Visitors Guide to Lake Whitney in Central Texas

Lake Whitney in central Texas

Lake Whitney

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

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 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.

Water Skiing on Lake Whitney  Jet Skiing

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.

Scuba Diving...
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.

Fishing on Lake Whitney
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 and Sunfish.

Lake Whitney State Park 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...
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.

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 Texas.

Lake Whitney sunset
Sunset on Lake Whitney


Looking for a Place to Dine at Lake Whitney?

Colorado Street Grill 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.
Bella Veta Italian Bistro in Whitney, Texas Like Italian Dining?

You 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 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.


Whitney Dam
Whitney Dam is 17,695 feet wide and 159 feet high.

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Lake Whitney Map
Lake Whitney Map

More Lake Whitney Information:

Lake Whitney State Park
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers 
Meridian State Park 

Whitney, Texas, weather forecast


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