19 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 - $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 2016 - $25.00
Very nice hosts welcomed us to the park and showed us to our site. However, this was not the type of RV park we usually like to stay in. Perhaps I didn't read the reviews carefully enough, but it's basically a permanent RV park where the folks own their site and have erected (very nice looking) metal buildings over their RVs, cars, etc. The only temporary RV sites are in the center of the loop - all very close and not really appealing. The pads were concrete but not super level. The nicest two end spots (in the photographs) are the hosts'spots. The wooded picnic area overlooking the lake is quite a ways down a hill & a bit of a hike and not near the RV sites. You can't even see the lake from the RV sites. Most of the temporary RV's appeared to belong to long term workers. Nothing wrong with that- it just didn't have the "campground" feel we were expecting, more like a trailer park. It did however, feel very safe as community is gated and the folks were all super friendly. - Jeni
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
Mar 2016 - $12.00
We wanted to take our Casita out and shake off some of this cold-spell cabin fever. We needed a short camping break. So during the second week of February we decided to take advantage of the off-season State Park rates (only $84 a week for full hook-ups). We picked near-by Lake Whitney State Park. A short drive south from Dallas on Interstate 35, take the Hillsboro exit. At the Hillsboro exit, turn right on State Highway 22 and then take State Highway 22 west to Whitney. Then follow the signs to Lake Whitney State Park. The park is located three miles west of Whitney on FM 1244 on the shores of Lake Whitney.
While only about an hour away from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro-mess, Lake Whitney State Park is still far enough out to enjoy the stars and dark night skies.
They have 43 campsites with full hook-ups. The sites are well-spaced so you don't get cramped. All RV sites are mostly level front-to-back and level side-to-side so minimum leveling is needed. The electric and water hook-ups looked new.
Facilities were spotlessly clean. We even had free Wi-Fi!
Deer are everywhere, turkey are common and there is camping, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, boating, fishing, water skiing, nature study and excellent birding. We saw more beautiful bright red Cardinals this week than we have ever seen anywhere else. In warmer months there is swimming (buoyed area -no lifeguard on duty), scuba diving, and a small beach. The Park Headquarters has "loaner" fishing tackle, rods and reels.
When I say deer are everywhere: the deer are EVERYWHERE. We saw large herds of deer every morning and most evenings. Two mornings we awoke to find our site surrounded by whitetails. It was a really beautiful site to see these whitetails frolicking in the morning Sun. - rvbozo
Feb 2016 - $24.00
We were at Lake Whitney State Park near Whitney, Texas in site 26 The Horseshoe Loop (sites 1-51) have full hookups for $24/night. Beautiful wooded sites. Most sites in Horseshoe loop are pull throughs. Many sites can accommodate large RV's but be mindful of the trees. They have 3 other loops with water and electric that are closer to the lake. The lake is full and looks great. There is a Brookshires grocery in Whitney and a David's grocery just outside the park on Hwy 22. We've camped at this state park many times and will definitely return. - drfife
Feb 2016 - $24.00
Very nice state park - it was full on the weekend we camped. Lots of pull thru sites, however we got there late and had a back in. We had site 21. Their back ins are wide and short. We had to park our truck next to the camper making it tight. Family camping with us in site 19 had a 5th wheel and had to park awkward to fit in their site. Pull thru sites were long and spacious. Lots of trees. Picnic table and fire ring at each site. Lots of open space for kids. Nicest sites are on the lake but the full hookups like we had are not. Whitney is a short drive and there is a Brookshires and other small town shopping. We look forward to camping here again but the key is to get a pull thru. Nice walking trails. - CIndy Davis
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
Apr 2016 - $10.00
We usually like staying at COE parks and expect them to be rustic; however, this one was pretty run down and was in need of maintenance, mowing, etc. Our gravel site was somewhat unlevel, but not so bad that our automatic levelling system couldn't get us level. The restrooms/showers were filthy, and shower heads were missing in both the ladies' and men's restrooms making showering most difficult. We would not stay here again. - golfkitty
Sep 2015 - $7.00
There are many deer and turkeys that visit you daily and some of the greatest sunsets over Lake Whitney. The sites are level, partially shaded, and within view of the lake , with distance between them. - tcurex
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
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
Jul 2016 - $1.00
This park has come along way in improving its service. Staff was friendly and went out of their way to help. Sites have been cleaned up to allow bigger rigs without damaging the rv yet still maintain privacy. Pools where clean and maintained. Only two issues I had, one was the road condition is poor and pot holes need to be filled. Second issue was 50 amp service was poor. They are very limited and not well marked when they had it. - Luthersr
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