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“Nice park”

Lake Whitney State Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Whitney
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Owner description: Popular with fisherman for stripers and small mouth bass.
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice park”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a long weekend at Lake Whitney State Park and it was very nice. Early October and it was pretty busy. We stayed in our travel trailer in lot 130 and it was right on the lake. Many people swimming and fishing but we didn' t do either. We rode our mopeds through the park exploring all of it. If you have a trailer, 5 wheel, or bus the only area with sewers is Horseshoe campground. It us however quite a ways from the lake and that is the area which has the dump station for the entire park. The staff was excellent. We arrived on Friday and the ranger station wasn't busy....but by afternoon and all day Saturday it was wass to wall campers checking in.
We will be back.

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Kempner, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Too hot to stay in early September”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed in the full hookup loop. Not very attractive and bathroom is very dated. It is also no where in sight of the water. But the services were good.

There is another loop, I think it is called the Sunset Loop which has about 7 spots total. It is very close to a water entry and there is a boat ramp. This loop is much nicer. It has water and electricity, no sewer. But of course there is a dump site.

The female park ranger we met was very nice and helpful when we checked in on August 30th, 2013.

Visited August 2013
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Kemp, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not Again but for different reasons”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

When I looked up pictures of Lake Whitney I was excited to go, there were cliffs that you could jump off of into the semi clear water. When we got to the state park there was none of that. I probably should have researched it more. What is there is an average state park, it is clean and the people are friendly. The beach is a mixture of sand and red clay, the water has a reddish tent that is by no means clear at all. There was also no cliffs at all in the swimming area, or anywhere in the SP that I could find. If you live close by and want to go swimming, its a good place. Me we drove 2 hours to swim and I will not do that again. I will say that there was NO smell like there is at other lakes. For my time I will just go to Tyler State Park, clear water, and closer.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Worth, TX
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Family-Friendly Camping”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

My family of four tent-camped for 2 nights over Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time. The check-in staff was helpful - even had a map for the person in line ahead of us who was looking for a one of the US Army Corps of Engineer parks elsewhere on the lake. We stayed in the Horseshoe Campground Loop where the RV hookup sites are. It isn't right next to the water but it is shaded, has larger tent sites and seemed to have a bit more privacy. We hiked the trails, which aren't difficult or extensive but just right for younger kids. We went to the swimming area and had fun in the water along with many others. While most of the camping sites were full, the park didn't seem overcrowded. Overall, we had an enjoyable, relaxing weekend. We definitely recommend Lake Whitney State Park and plan to return in the future.

Several earlier reviews complained about a variety of things that seemed to stem from their inability to follow the posted park rules. There were no smells or noises. The rangers made regular passes through the campground but didn't "harass" anyone. $14 per night plus $5 per adult (zero if you have a State Parks pass) is pretty inexpensive.

Visited May 2013
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5 reviews
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“Very pleased!”
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We almost didn't stay here because of some of the bad reviews. So glad we did!! Beautiful state park. Ladies that checked us in were extremely friendly. Loaned us a fishing pole for our stay and gave us a primo rv sight by the water. Would definitely recommend and stay again!

Visited June 2013
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