Lake Whitney-The Getaway Capital of Texas

Lake Whitney is among the largest lakes in Texas, covering more than 23,500 acres. The lake has more than 225 miles of shoreline and controls drainage for more than 17,500 square miles in Texas, as well as some parts of Eastern New Mexico. Lake Whitney, which is part of the Texas Lakes Trail Region of North Texas, sits on rolling tall grass prairies, as well as lots of hardwood timber and cedar trees. Parts of the lake feature several rocky points, including bluffs that reach as high as 100 feet.

Lake Whitney is ideal for many recreational water activities, including boating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, fishing, swimming and even scuba diving. In the areas surrounding Lake Whitney, there are plenty of other activities, including camping, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking, as well as nature study and birding. Regardless of your activity level, there is something for everyone at Lake Whitney.


For those with a family, there is good reason to plan a visit to the Bosque Resort. Their new Fun Lake features a nice sandy beach lined with palm trees, but there is a lot more. Grab a life jacket and the whole family can slide, climb, and play on the inflatables on the lake or they can play water volleyball. Of course, if they would rather just relax quietly, they can grad a comfortable lounge chair from a cabana and just enjoy a day in the sun.

On the other hand, the adventure seekers can give the Texas Twister a shot. There are two to choose from, with the less-adventurous trying out the F-3, while true adventure-seekers can roar down the F-5! The Bosque Resort truly has something for every taste. If the Texas Twister isn’t your style or you already tried it and want to experience something else, give the River Tube Ride. From your tube, you will float through a rustic country setting for a while, watching the wildlife and natural grasses and trees, even as you make your way through the twists, turns, and rapids of the ride before splashing into the Fun Lake, in an area close to the Swim-up Bar. The Bosque Resort also has a concession stand and a dining hall, where visitors can purchase food or drink of all kinds, including those strictly for the adults.

The fishing on Lake Whitney is spectacular. From March through May, the lake features some the best striped bass fishing in Texas, although there are plenty available the other nine months of the year. From June through September, the lake tends to be stratified, and striped bass usually seek out the cooler water, which is below 20-30 feet in summer.  For many, the Reel Deal Striper Guide Service offers the best guidance for anglers on Lake Whitney. Operating since 2000, this fishing guide is one of the best-producing guides on the lake. He operates a spacious 24-foot center console Skeeter boat and he promises to offer an educational and fun fishing experience, as well as a nice bag of fillets to take home with the memories.

Another popular location on Lake Whitney is the Lake Whitney RV Campground. This RV campground promises nature at its best. With 250 campsites on 408 acres, there is plenty of space for everyone, and with Lake Whitney nearby there is plenty of opportunity for swimming, hiking, boating or just hanging out in the wilderness taking in the sights. There is also an equestrian trail with spectacular views.

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