Lake Whitney is a magical place along the Brazos River in central Texas. Located approx. 1.5 hours south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and less than an hour north of Waco, Lake Whitney is comprised of quaint lakeside towns full of charm. The area provides a great escape for those living and working in nearby metro areas to enjoy serenity on the weekends. Once you experience the charm and relaxation, you may choose to relocate to Lake Whitney full time.
Where in Texas is Lake Whitney?
Lake Whitney, wedged between Bosque and Hill Counties, is approx. 30 minutes west of Hillsboro, 50 minutes northwest of Waco, 75 minutes south of Fort Worth and 90 minutes southwest of Dallas. State Highway (SH) 174 out of Cleburne intersects the northern portion, Farm-to-Market 1713 intersects the middle, and SH 22 intersects the southern end across the dam. FM 56 traverses the western side of the lake and FM 933 traverses the eastern side.
What to do near Lake Whitney?
If leisure and fun top your agenda, this hidden gem in central Texas is calling out to you. Lake Whitney is a top-rated lake for fishing and recreation. With numerous Army Corps of Engineers lakeside parks, you can enjoy day use or extended camping along its shores. Additionally, state parks in the area include Lake Whitney State Park, Meridian State Park, Cleburne State Park and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Other lakeside attractions include White Bluff Resort and Bosque Resort. Venturing a little farther out, the charming town of Glen Rose to the northwest offers Rough Creek Lodge & Resort, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Tres Rios Park, Dinosaur Valley State Park and other great things to do. Another favorite is paddling, floating and/or fishing the Brazos River below Glen Rose north of Lake Whitney or from the dam south of Lake Whitney. Finally, visiting Magnolia Market at the Silos and hoping to meet Joanna + Chip Gaines or catching a Baylor Bears game may be on your bucket list.