Last weekend, my family and I went on a day trip to Lake Whitney State Park. There’s just something about getting out of the city that resets the mind and soul!
So, why did we visit Lake Whitney? To celebrate my cousin’s birthday! She decided we didn’t need to be cooped up in the house so why not have a picnic in the great outdoors.
Where is Lake Whitney State Park?
Lake Whitney is about 2 hours Southwest of Dallas, 2 hours Northwest of Austin, and 45 minutes Northwest of Waco near the town of Hillsboro, Texas.
Things to Do at Lake Whitney State Park
The lake has all of your typical lake and outdoor activities. Swimming, fishing, camping, grilling, and chilling are all fantastic things to do.
Tip: Reserve your camping spot online before arriving. Check-in is at 2:00 PM so my suggestion is to reserve for the night before and the day of your visit if you’re just going for the day.
What Else You Should Know
- Entrance to the State Park is $5/adult and is free for children under 12.
- Dogs are allowed!
- The park has public restrooms and showers that are very well maintained.
- Near each camping spot is a water spout to be able to clean anything but bring your own for drinking.
- Don’t forget bug spray and a comfy hammock!
If you want to turn this in to a weekend trip, stay in Waco! Do a day at the lake and the other day exploring Waco (I’ll have a post about what to do in Waco soon!)
Lake Whitney may be your ordinary lake but it’s well worth the day trip to take a moment and get away and out in the great outdoors!