9 Parks near Whitney, Texas
Sep 2014 - $30.00
This is a nice Corps of Engineers campground on the lake. The sites are spacious and well maintained. Restrooms have been updated and are kept clean. The grounds are patrolled frequently and rules enforced. It is a great family campground. - Fly N Camp
May 2011 - $20.00
Spent two nights in site #50 (pull through site). Nice and clean. Very few campers this weekend. Good distance between most sites. Both 30 and 50 amp sites available. Sites are asphalt with concrete parking pads. Some are shady and some are open (near the water). Each site has an open sided shelter with picnic table, fire ring and raised BBQ grill but there is a "burn ban" in effect due to the drought. Typical COE park. - PapaDG
Jul 2010 - $18.00
We have stayed at this park many times over the years and the most recent time was at the group camping pavilion over the July 4th holiday. It's pretty bare bones but clean, well maintained and inexpensive. It's what we have come to expect when staying at a COE park. We already have the group camping pavilion reserved for next year's Labor Day weekend. The only word of caution I would have is to thoroughly read the rules and ask questions if you don't understand. The staff has no patience for any rules being broken and the grumpy sheriff lives nearby. - NLPRacing
Dec 2014 - $25.00
LakeLife is a lovely campground situated right on Lake Whitney. The park offers amenities such as nice clean bathrooms, free wifi, and laundry and it is run by very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Lots are paved with large trees for shade and privacy as well as open grassy areas. A short trail at the back of the park leads down to water, a great spot to watch the sunset! Additionally, McCowen Valley Park is located less than a mile down the road; great for hiking, boating, and even horseback riding.
LakeLife is conveniently located to conveniences such as fuel and groceries.
Highly recommend, pet friendly! We camped at Lake Life RV (Formerly Lake Whitney RV Community) in a Travel Trailer. - ProRVer
Jul 2014 - $20.00
Someday this might be a good park, but I wouldn't count on it. There is no office to check in to on arrival and nowhere to find information about your campsite. The sites are so close together that 2 RVs with slides would not leave room to walk between them. The sewer connection of the next site is adjacent to your patio. There are zero activities on site and the owners are obviously new to running a campground. The Tuesday potluck dinners referred to in another post are no more since the new owners banned the surrounding properly owners from using the common area facilities. There are no rules posted or quiet times enforced. The roads are falling apart, and a feud between the new owners and the permanent residents will probably impede future improvements. I wouldn't stay here until those two groups have learned to work together. - Fly N Camp
Jun 2014 - $23.00
The RV Sites of this community are located in the center of an extremely nice RV community where owners have erected full time RV based homes. The owners of these residence are very warm in welcoming of those who stay in the RV park sites. Now to be up front, the photos of the LLRV site show what looks to be a couple of beautiful sites overlooking the lake and the surrounding bluffs. These are concrete pads with tables at the end of a walking trail, not RV sites. The RV sites are all pull-through sites on the main road into the RV community. Most of the sites are level, some with a concrete pad, most are gravel. A few of the sites have a grass front yard area out your door, some are finished in mulch due to the Texas heat, but all are nicely maintained. No cable, but great local reception or satellite dish reception. The owners are over the top perfection. I have never received such a warm welcome and follow-up while staying at any RV park. They want to make sure your stay is a perfect as can be. The do have expansion plans and are currently working on these. If you are looking for swimming you have access to a state park within 1/2 mile for lake access. If you are in the area and looking for some peace and down time this is your place. - jonrjen
Oct 2010 - $40.00
This RV park shows no pictures of the RV sites on their website and there is a reason for that. The park is very ran down. The sites are so unlevel that there is no way to get your rig level no matter what you do. The road (Juniper Rd) that you have to travel down to the RV park is so rough and narrow you have to wonder if you will have a RV left once you get there. The owners of the park are very unfriendly and not helpful at all. When we arrived we were the only customers in the park and it remained that way for our 4 day stay. The wireless Internet service was a joke, there was no service. And forget using your satellite dish, too many trees. The restrooms and showers I did not go into, because they looked so old and run down. Way over priced at $40.00 per night. My advise is to go stay at the COE Park or Whitney State Park. - Tammy Blair
Nov 2007 - $25.00
Nice park that is a part of a full service marina. County road into park is a little rough but gravel interior roads are OK. Very large and wide gravel and grass sites, most with some shade. RV park has one section with some 50 amp service full hook up. The rest of the sites are all 30 amp. The other three sections are 30 amp water and electric only. Dump station on site. They also have air conditioned camping cabins for those who do not RV or tent camp. A great place to combine water sports and camping. - Bullrider
Mar 2015 - $43.00
Overall this was a nice place to stay. I prefer a little more wooded. But that's just personal preference. Big downside was we paid an arm and a leg to stay here. We had an extra vehicle and a couple of extra people (We have 7 children), so we paid out to wazoo in extra charges. Also, they knew that we have a huge rv, yet tried to squeeze us into a tiny spot, even though the park was practically empty. It was not nearly big enough for our rig alone, not to mention our cars. We decided to change spots first, then go to the office and inform them. We didn't think this would be a problem since there was literally 2 other rv's in a loop of 50 sites. It's not like there was a line of campers at the gate. Well we got chewed out by a ranger. We ended up with a huge beautiful site in the end and thoroughly enjoyed the rest of our week long stay there. Just unfortunate it started off rough. Saw lots of deer and turkey. Would definitely return. But now we know to request our favorite site when we check in to avoid any run-ins with the overzealous Rangers. - Thomasfamily
Feb 2015 - $24.00
We camped in the full hook-up loop. Most of the FHU sites are pull throughs. Heavily wooded with cleared underbrush. Very nice sites. We've state here many times and will return. - drfife
Aug 2014 - $20.00
I will just bullet list the PROS and CONS.. PS (There were NO CONS except one) .. We camped here in a 5th wheeler for 5 nights on our way to San Antonio. BEST Check-in of any state park anywhere in my entire life. Seriously. They did a great job. Friendly beyond expectation. Bryan checked us in. Had pictures of what each of the sites looked like - provided us with his recommendation and turned out to be a GREAT site. We were right next to the water with probably the best view in the park. We camped in slot 130. One of the other Ranger girls showed my daughter while I was checking in where the best fishing was and which bait they recommended… Sites are long for pull thrus – short but wide for back-ins. No one should have any problem parking here. Pull thru Sites are somewhat level but long. I had to only put one set of blocks under my tires to get me level. Good water pressure. Electricity stayed right at 120 VAC the entire time. 30/50 amp. Half the sites have very good shade… the other half is directly exposed mostly to sun. The sites right next to the water does NOT have sewer hookups. They are elec and water only. For supplies there is small town of Whitney about 4 miles from the campsite and 2 miles from the State Park gate. There is also a Brookshire and a well stocked ACE Hardware. Tons of wildlife – turkeys, deer, armadillos, and at night lots of strange looking things in the woods. It is so quiet out here. Absolutely no noise at all but the wind going through the trees. Yes the lake level is down about 12 feet but this lake is huge and barely noticeable. My daughter was catching fish 5 minutes after she through in her first throw at our campsite. If you enjoy walking the entire “road” loop around the park is about 4 miles long. There is spotty wireless here… they have wireless at the group camping areas – but not hardly anywhere else. I have TMobile and was getting 5 bars and 4G the entire time. Kids went swimming in the lake daily. Water was warm of course but kids had great time. Clean water. OK – the CON –.. OMG we had zero night time activities outside … during the day not a single bug, fly, wasp, anything – the reason is that they are all sleeping getting ready for the night. I swear you cannot keep any outside lights on at all otherwise they are covered in a thick carpet of gnats. Not many mosquitoes but billions of gnats. If you start a fire they seem to stay away from that – just be warned. Bathrooms and showers were super clean. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. This was our first time. If you enjoy walking the paths are will maintained – in fact the entire park is well maintained – everything was mowed – no trash – no graffiti – just very clean. The Park Host cleanup guys did a phenomenal job also. I noticed that after each guest left they went by the site – cleaned up any residue – and in fact saw them actually take a water hose and a broom and clean up some fish residue that the previous camper had left. Our site when we pulled in looked as if it had just been cleaned also. There is no pool – there is no boat rental – there is nothing but a huge lake, majestic views, awesome quietness, long trials, and peace and quiet. If this is the type of place you are looking for – then this is it. - Ghostwriter66
Dec 2014 - $12.00
I stayed here for one night and luckily was the only camper staying there. Lots of large trees and many spots right on the lake. Really spacious spots and easy to park. Also, herds of deer were milling around the campers. I would like to come back to spend more time and visit the park. - ProRVer
Sep 2012 - $8.00
This park is good for bike riding and walking. Some sites have a great view of the lake. Access to the park is easy coming from the east. - glbaker44
Nov 2006 - $7.00
This is a COE campground so it accepts Golden Age Passports. There are two campgrounds on the lake operated by COE. The west side was closed for the season when we were there. There were large level sites with nice views of the lake. The bathrooms were 1950 cinder block and nasty looking. Still we would go back to this park since we don't use the bathrooms anyway. - slowpez
Apr 2012 - $16.00
We were in the "older" part pull-through campground. Good shade, but difficult to get into and pads are short, at a bad angle and not level. Very pretty area. We would camp there again, just be more selective of our site. - mcguyvered
Mar 2012 - $14.00
This campground is a nice, COE campground. My only complaint was the lack of effort to keep the bathrooms clean. We were in a rig with our own shower or I would have complained. Beyond that, this park is top notch. Shaded sites are available. Some are heavily shaded. Waterfront sites are also available. We were in a 38' 5th wheel behind a LBCC (?) so we have a pretty long rig. The following sites should be avoided if you have a long rig: 4, 7-11, 13, 30, 32, 35, 41 & 42. Sites 16-28 have heavy shade. Sites 0-15 are partially shaded 32-54 have little to no shade. A boat ramp is available inside the same park and equestrian sites are available in a special area. We will camp here again. - ryanholt
Mar 2008 - $16.00
Great place to camp, Quiet, Clean. - Mike t.
Nov 2012 - $10.00
Dry, very very dry, will be your first impression of this park after you get through the bumpy ride to the office. It is very obvious this park needs TLC right from the start. Roads are very rough. No Wifi or internet access, cell phone service good, shared “yards” (units face one another) and power poles are shared. Electric is site assigned, although I am sure if a 30 & 50 amp were on the same pole regardless of site assignment a “user” would use their preference if they arrived first. Laundry Facilities were clean; $1 to wash or dry. Restrooms, showers were clean and appeared to be recently remodeled with water saver shower heads. Fishing on Lake Whitney is fee based. $10 per vehicle and $6 per person, $3 per person at Lake Whitney State Park, and / or a 5 mile drive from the RV Park. There is no fishing or lake access on the park property. Although we do not play golf, we took a drive through and the golf course appeared bristly and dry. Looking like it hadn’t been watered all summer just like the rest of the park. There are an abundance of rude “permanent” residence, in RV’s, travel trailers, and mobile homes. Most are parked under “Texas Canopies” as they call them. The managers say they have new owners. They need “new” something, ie owners, managers, “attitudes” of what an RV Resort should be. We do not recommend this park, other nice parks in the area. - Full-Timer RV'er
Feb 2010 - $25.00
A clean campground. Good for a rest stop only: no frills, no trees, and remote from shopping. We stayed two days, and will return. - jeluttrell
Jun 2008 - $24.00
This camp has seen better days. There are no trees for shade. Camp in the open. Very windy site. No frills, just simple camping. We stayed one night and moved the next day to the state park. - Big Ed
Nov 2015 - $0.00
The park for bit hard with the fall rains. Apparently most of the facilities got flooded and they are in the process of renovating. The laundry is finally open and the family center is the hub of activity until the adult center is finished, should be by the end of the month. The roads are in need of repair, as they are very pot holed. The member activities are still going on and the staff is working hard to get the park back into tip top shape. We had no problem with the electric or WiFi through our Verizon hotspot. - twocoots
Nov 2015 - $1.00
I don't know where the excellent reviewers were staying but it couldn't have been this campground. I reserved a campsite for 2 weeks and this review is being submitted at the end of the first day here.
Pros: there is a lot of space between most campsites which are spread among the cedar trees.
Cons: Wi-Fi is advertised but there are only 2 hotspots in the campground and one is currently down and the other one doesn't show up on my phone.
Cable TV is advertised but it is nonexistent. Roads are terrible and full of potholes.
Adult lodge and laundry room are closed with no advertised reopening. Went to the Family Activity Center and it was closed for renovations. Campsites are not level and have not been attended to in awhile. No over-the-air TV channels. If you use a satellite dish you have to pick your site wisely. Verizon cell service is iffy and spotty, so my Jetpack is constantly dropping service. The water pressure is low and water flow is poor.
The campground was hit by a tornado in May 2015 and 6 months later they still use this as a reason for the condition of the campground. Poor management and poor maintenance are the reasons, not a tornado. - jnateg
Aug 2015 - $25.00
The campground was hard hit by the spring storms, but the staff is working hard to repair and reopen all the facilities. There are a good number of sites, but some are small and uneven for larger rigs. Small trailers seem to fit just fine. The electrical hook-ups have had some problems, be sure to test before settling in completely. The water pressure and septic systems worked fine. The internal park roads are terrible - potholes everywhere. There are two pools which are well maintained and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The park is pretty, quite wooded, serene and great for walking. - YogiNan