23,560-acre Corps of Engineers impoundment on the Brazos
River, one of most popular water recreation areas in nation.
Attendance figures show more than four million visitors
annually, but there is ample room on the lake that stretches
45 miles up the Brazos River Valley. Scores of campsites,
marinas, parks, recreation areas, and leisure home developments
along the shore. Fishing excellent in innumerable sheltered
coves and inlets; lake record fish include channel cat,
23.75 lb.; blue catfish, 41.5 lb.; hybrid striped bass,
13.5 lb.; white bass, 2.5 lb.; largemouth bass, 9.06 lb.;
striped bass, 39.69 lb. white crappie, 2.13 lb.; and smallmouth
bass, 7.72 lb.; which was also a state record, caught Nov.
1988. Towering cliffs often edge the clear blue waters,
and scuba divers explore depths that range to nearly 100
feet. Lake Whitney State Park is on the eastern shore (see
WHITNEY). A few miles west of Whitney via F.M. 1244 or F.M.
1713; also accessible from Clifton, Meridian and Hillsboro.
Whitney State Park
From Tex 22: FM 933 N .6 mi; FM 1244 W 2.5 mi; Park Rd 47
SW. On Whitney Lake. Wheeled camper or tent sites 137; w/water,
elec & sewage 31; w/water & elec 35; w/water only
71. Screened shelters 21; limit 14 days. Group shelter w/kitchen.
Recreational bldg w/kitchen. Limit 14 days; rsvns acptd.
Dump sta, fl toilets, showers. Swim-lake; minibike area,
fish, boat ramp, playground, nature trail, skiing, airstrip
(no lights). 254-694-3793