About Lake Whitney
Lake Whitney has over 35 square miles of clear, blue water, and the area has almost 40 square miles of parks and public lands. Rugged white limestone cliffs border much of the lake, providing a dramatic backdrop to the crystal blue water. Picturesque coves, often with small waterfalls, offer pleasant surprises to boaters throughout the lake.
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Lake Whitney was formed in the 1950's, when a dam was constructed on the Brazos River. The river was named "Rio de los Brazos de Dios" by early Spanish explorers, which means "The River of the Arms of God".
Located at the top of Hill Country, just an hour or hour and a half from the DFW metroplex, Lake Whitney is the perfect getaway for a quick weekend trip any time of the year.
Over 35 square miles of Clear Blue Water Lake
Boat and Watercraft Rentals
Picturesque Coves hidden within the 23,500 Acres of the Lake
Almost 40 square miles of parks and public lands
Award Winning Marinas
Golf on three 18-hole courses
Skiing, Wakeboarding, Sailing and Jet-skiing
Radiant Sunrises and Sunsets
Fishing – guided, tournaments, or on your own
Hunting deer, turkey, dove, quail, and duck
Rugged White Limestone Cliffs
Wildlife Watching of over 50 species of mammals
Bird Watching of 300 bird species, including Pelicans and Bald Eagles
Hiking in the Fifteen Parks surrounding the Lake
Star Parties at Lake Whitney State Park
Airboat & Canoe Trips down the Brazos
Outlet & Antique Shopping
Full Service Resorts
Luxury B & B’s