Saturday, March 12, 2011

Texas Tidbits: Lake Whitney State Park

It's the weekend! Years ago, i spent many a weekend at Lake Whitney with my then brother in law, James Jessup. I am sad to say that James died a few years ago, but I carry some great memories with me of the time James, his family (his Dad, brother,etc.) and I spent slaying the crappie at Lake Whitney. I always looked forward to those trips because I knew they meant fishing, cold beer and lots of cooking.

Today, I am going to pass on to you some information about a great place to spend some time with your friends and/or family. Whitney is known for great fishing for sand bass, stripers and crappie. A good place to have as your vacation headquarters is Lake Whitney State Park.With that said, Lake Whitney State Park is not all about just fishing. For example, "Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites with and without shade shelters; campsites with water, with and without shade shelters; campsites (pull-through) without shade shelters, with water, electricity, and sewer; campsites (pull-through) with and without shade shelters, with water and electricity (special rates available); an airstrip (2000-foot paved runway - unlighted, unattended, left hand pattern, call traffic on 122.9 MHz); a trailer dump station; a group recreation hall with a kitchen, attic fans, central heating and air-conditioning; a group camp with a dining hall and 8 screened shelters; a Texas State Park Store; a youth group area with fire rings and picnic tables - no drinking water or restrooms near; a fish-cleaning facility; a launching ramp; a playground; and 2 trails of approximately 1 mile each - one for hikers only and one multi-use trail for hikers and bicyclists" See what I mean? There's plenty to do , so can enjoy some fishing early in the morning, take a hike in the afternoon, cook up some good grub and slay the fishi again starting about an hour before sundown.

Lake Whitney is easily accessible from anywhere in the Metroplex and Central texas and it's certainly worth the trip no matter how far you have to drive. After your trip, be sure to let me know how you did while fishing! Have a safe trip!

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