© Courtesy of Hundley Photography - Fotolia.com
Lake Whitney State Park is located along the eastern shores of the lake, which is a flood-control reservoir on the Brazos River. Opened in 1965, the park is an excellent location for fishing and for spotting wildlife and birds; 195 species of birds have been spotted here, and include wild turkeys, bald eagles, egrets, ibis, hawks, falcons, woodpeckers, brown pelicans, bluebirds, and kestrels. On land, keen-eyed visitors may see white-tailed deer, foxes, coyotes, and bobcats. The park has campsites, screened-in shelters, and group facilities.
Day use visitors may use the picnic tables and boat slips, and they are welcome to enjoy recreational activities on the water. The park is a remnant of the once-great Texas plains, and visitors can walk through its tall grass prairie and seek shade under groves of live oak and blackjack oak. Spring sees the park covered with fields of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush.
433 FM 1244, Whitney, TX 76692, Phone: 817-694-3793
Cool places near me, must do activities at night, vacation spots, reservations: Best Massachusetts resorts, Best Alaska resorts, Best Washington Resorts, Romantic weekend getaways in Texas, Georgia Resorts, Day Trips from LA