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About Lake Whitney State Park
Campgrounds in Lake Whitney
Choose between a lake view and the jungle gym at Star View Campground. Half of the 18 campsites sit close to the lake edge, while the other half...
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We stayed here for two days during Spring Break. It's a nice campsite with plenty of grassy area for the boys to throw the football. Good tree shade for all of the sites, with a very short few steps down to the water. Too cold to swim for us, unfortunately. We fell asleep each night to the sound of the lake waves - so peaceful! There is a water spigot between every couple sites to share and the bathrooms are not a super close walk from the sites, but definitely walkable. We were unable to get hot water in the showers (cold showers are brrrrrr bad). The park personnel make frequent quiet sweeps through the campsites in their trucks, but we never noticed any problems at all. Everyone was very chill and happy to be there. Recommend!
History of Lake Whitney State Park
The 775-acre Lake Whitney State Park was acquired in 1954 by a Department of the Army lease and opened in May 1965. The park is along the east shore of Lake Whitney, west of Hillsboro in Hill County.
The park is located on Lake Whitney near ruins of Towash, an early Texas settlement inundated by Lake Whitney. Towash Village was named for the chief of the Hainai Indians, who moved into the area in 1835.