Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lake Whitney State Park

I really don't like pulling a trailer; about 5 or 6 hours a day is about all I care to do. So on a recent long trip, we decided to break the trip up by stopping early one day at Lake Whitney State Park.

Lake Whitney State Park is located just west of Whitney, Texas, which is about 30 miles or so north of Waco. Lake Whitney, covering 37 square miles, was formed in 1951 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a dam on the Brazos River.

Since we were just stopping for one night, we did not even unhook the trailer. We did as little as possible to make things comfortable for the night. After getting set up, we then took a walk around the loop road, which is probably about 3 miles.

The park is pretty, and is covered by live oak, blackjack oak, and post oak. We saw numerous deer on our walk, and we were also visited by 2 deer who approached our camp site. We even had a snake cross the road in front of us.

The park offers various recreational opportunities, including boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking.

Below are some pictures we took while on our walk.

Our campsite. Even though we did not unhitch the trailer from the truck, we did hook up water and electricity and raise the antennae. We wanted to make an early start next morning.
Star View campground for tent campers
Shelters, with a bit of the lake visible in the background between the oaks
Wildflowers in an open prairie area
Trail Head to the hiking trail
View of the lake from the boat ramp. The boat ramp is located on a feeder creek, not the main body of the lake.

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