Lake Whitney State Park

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Lake Whitney State Park
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Lake Whitney
Lake Whitney State Park is located in Texas
Lake Whitney State Park
Lake Whitney State Park is located in the United States
Lake Whitney State Park
LocationHill County, Texas
Nearest cityWhitney, Texas
Coordinates31°55′52″N 97°21′24″W / 31.93111°N 97.35667°W / 31.93111; -97.35667Coordinates: 31°55′52″N 97°21′24″W / 31.93111°N 97.35667°W / 31.93111; -97.35667
Area775 acres (314 ha)
Created1965
Operated byTexas Parks and Wildlife Department

Lake Whitney State Park is a state park located in Hill County, Texas, near Whitney, Texas. The park is 755 acres (306 ha).[1]

History[edit]

Lake Whitney was created in 1951 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a dam on the Brazos River in order to prevent flooding in downstream communities such as Waco. The park was opened in 1965.[1]

Recreation[edit]

The park offers nature programs throughout the year. The park has facilities for fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, nature study, hiking, biking, wildlife observation, geocaching, and camping. Camping facilities include both campsites and screened shelters. There are 2.1 miles (3.4 km) of hiking trails in the park.[2]

Nature[edit]

The park lies on the Washita Prairie, and features both grasslands and woodlands. Wildlife includes raccoons, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, and over 100 species of birds.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lake Whitney State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  2. ^ "Lake Whitney State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  3. ^ "Lake Whitney State Park Nature — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-12.

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