Texas has so many amazing places to explore and this lake should be at the top of your list. Lake Whitney in Whitney, Texas has cliffs that offer the most picturesque views of the stunning blue water below them.

This super Instagramable lake is the perfect place to swim and spend a sunny day out this summer. Most of their trails lead to a number of cliffs that surround the water so even if you're just going for a hike, the trip is well worth the view.

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Aside from the cliffs, the entire area is covered by beautiful green trees and when the season is right, you can see some pretty amazing bluebonnets and wildflowers. While you're there, you might run into some wild turkeys, opossums, raccoons, and some have even spotted bald eagles! You can also fish at this lake without a license and if you don't have your own equipment, the park office can loan you some.

Camping at the lake starts at just $14 and works its way up to about $25 a night depending on if you're pitching a regular tent or an RV. All of their trails are open to hikers and bikers so you can feel free to bring any sports equipment along with you.

The daily entrance fee for the park is just $5 per person and their gates are open every day of the week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They often reach capacity so it's best to make a reservation in advance. Their busiest months are March through October but whenever you end up visiting, you're still going to get a great view and good weather.

Lake Whitney 

Price: $5

Address: 433 FM 1244 Whitney, TX

Why you need to go: This lake has awesome cliffs that you can hang out on and their trails are very picturesque. The spot is a great place to spend a summer day. 


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.