Enjoy the Fall Foliage at Lake Whitney

Mid-October is the beginning of the fall foliage season in Texas. This is the time of year when you see the most beautiful colors in the largest state of the continental U.S., and Lake Whitney is one of the spots where you’ll see some of the most incredible views.

The lake is located approximately 80 miles south of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Lake Whitney has much to offer the serious recreational camper. There are plenty of fish, spots for fishing, boating, hunting, and sightseeing. You’ll never miss an opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous views of Texas’ fall foliage.


Fall Foliage in Texas is the Best of Anywhere

The entire state of Texas is like an oil painting on canvas in the fall. The leaves change colors and fall from the trees, leaving a collage of reds, yellows, and a variety of colors on the ground like a royal carpet. Lake Whitney is just one of the state’s recreational areas where fall foliage is a heavenly delight.

The state legislature named it the Official Gateway Capital of the state in 2005. The 225 miles of shoreline features sandy beaches, towering cliffs, protective coves, and beautiful blue water, all of which match the fall foliage with perfect complements. With 14 parks and lots of wildlife, fall is the best time of year for birdwatchers and deer watchers.

Whether you’re an RVer, prefer tent camping, or like to rent a cabin, the lake offers incredible amenities in the fall that will make your vacation special for the entire family.

No matter where you go in Texas, the fall season is the best because the weather is cooler and foliage is beautiful, but Lake Whitney is one of the state’s finest features.


What to See at Lake Whitney

While visiting Lake Whitney in the fall, you’ll want to take in some of the area’s museums and restaurants. The local residents are hospitable and offer great service.

You can also fish at the lake. Fishermen go to Lake Whitney for a variety of fish including several popular varieties of bass, and blue catfish. There is also plenty of camping, hiking, and biking locations for the serious recreational camper and outdoors enthusiasts. If you’re into geocaching, Lake Whitney also hosts some great locations for that sport.

Whatever your favorite outdoor activity is, you can find it at Lake Whitney and enjoy the fall foliage of Texas while you do. The view from Lake View Point will take your breath away, and be sure to visit Big Oak, one the largest oak trees around the lake. Bring your kids with you to the lake and they can earn their Junior Ranger badges.

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Lake Whitney Weather Forecast


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 87

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 91

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 71


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 71


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 88

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 71

Lake Whitney Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 7/23: 533.10 (+0.10)

Lake Whitney

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

FAIR. Water normal stain; 88 degrees; 0.19 feet below pool. Catfish are fair using cut shad in 20-25 feet of water. Striped bass bite is slow on live bait in 30 feet of water on artificial baits while trolling umbrella rigs and Alabama rigs. Crappie are slow on small jigs and minnows in timber in 15-20 feet on the north end of the lake. White bass fishing is slow. Largemouth bass fishing is slow. All boat ramps are now open. Report by Captain Cory Vinson, Guaranteed Guide Service.

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