Best Camping near Whitney Lake

Searching for the best camping near Whitney Lake, TX? Whitney Lake is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Find the best campgrounds near Whitney Lake, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Whitney Lake, TX (150)

    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley State Park — Dinosaur Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley State Park — Dinosaur Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley State Park — Dinosaur Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley State Park — Dinosaur Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley State Park — Dinosaur Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley State Park — Dinosaur Valley State Park

    1.

    Dinosaur Valley State Park — Dinosaur Valley State Park

    58 Reviews
    265 Photos
    325 Saves
    Glen Rose, Texas

    Find dinosaur tracks, camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, swim, fish and paddle in the river, watch for wildlife, look for a geocache, ride your horse, or visit our interpretive center.

    Stay at one of our campsites. Explore 20 miles of trails. Shop our park store for souvenirs, camping and fishing supplies, books and much more.

    Discover dinosaur tracks It’s easy to find dinosaur tracks in the park – just head to the river!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground

    2.

    Lake Whitney State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    50 Photos
    80 Saves
    Whitney, Texas

    For Lake Whitney camping choose from campsites with water only, water and electricity, or full hookups. We also have screened shelters, many with a lake view. We offer water activities galore, from fishing and swimming to boating and skiing. On shore, you can explore our trails, see the stars, try geocaching, or set up camp. Rent our group recreation hall or camp for your next gathering. A wide variety of wildlife lives in the park. Watch for deer, raccoons, snakes, armadillos and opossums. Wild turkeys and bald eagles have also been sighted here.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Meridian State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meridian State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meridian State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meridian State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meridian State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meridian State Park Campground

    3.

    Meridian State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    90 Photos
    82 Saves
    Meridian, Texas

    Welcome to Meridian State Park Campground, a charming spot nestled in the heart of Texas. This place is perfect for those who appreciate a quieter, more intimate camping experience. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the lake, which is great for swimming, fishing, and kayaking. The water is clean and inviting, making it a favorite among visitors. The park also has several well-maintained trails that are ideal for hiking and biking. Just watch out for spider webs if you're an early morning hiker!

    The campsites themselves are well-kept and come with amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and picnic tables. Some sites are pull-through, which is a big plus for RV campers. Site 01 is particularly popular for its seclusion. If you're bringing a big rig, be aware that the sites can be a bit tight, but they are surprisingly level.

    Pets are welcome, and there's even a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need. Firewood is available for purchase, and yes, you can enjoy a campfire here. Just make sure to clean up after your pets to keep the area pleasant for everyone.

    The park staff are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, making your stay even more enjoyable. Kelly at the office gets a lot of shout-outs for her excellent service.

    So, if you're looking for a peaceful getaway with plenty of outdoor activities and friendly faces, Meridian State Park Campground is a solid choice. Just don't forget your air mattress if you're tent camping—the ground can be a bit rocky!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cleburne State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cleburne State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cleburne State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cleburne State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cleburne State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cleburne State Park Campground

    4.

    Cleburne State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    41 Photos
    91 Saves
    Nemo, Texas

    A spring-fed lake, trails through the forest, quiet camp­sites – what more do you need? Get away from hectic city life at Cleburne State Park, just 30 minutes south­west of Fort Worth on the northern edge of the Hill Country.

    All campsites have water and elec­tricity; some have sewer hookups as well. You can also reserve a screened shelter or cabin (bathrooms with showers are nearby).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park

    5.

    McCown Valley Park

    10 Reviews
    15 Photos
    38 Saves
    Whitney, Texas

    Overview

    McCown Valley is located on Whitney Lake on the main channel of the Brazos River in Central Texas. Over two million people visit Whitney Lake each year to enjoy the plethora of recreational activities and scenic beauty the lake provides.

    Recreation

    McCown Valley offers five miles of trails in its equestrian park. Visitors enjoy riding their horses through open pastures and wooded areas near the lake. Boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Whitney Lake. Anglers can fish for a variety of bass, crappie and catfish with a state fishing license.

    Facilities

    McCown Valley offers five miles of trails in its equestrian park. Visitors enjoy riding their horses through open pastures and wooded areas near the lake. Boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Whitney Lake. Anglers can fish for a variety of bass, crappie and catfish with a state fishing license.

    Natural Features

    The park is situated on the lakeshore among gently rolling hills covered with cedar, Live oak and Post oak. Deer and wild turkeys roam the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

  1. 6.

    Thousand Trails Lake Whitney

    8 Reviews
    46 Photos
    39 Saves
    Whitney, Texas

    Lake Whitney RV Camping Resort, located in Western Hill County, is a large RV camp in Texas. This unique property has more than 450 acres and 250 campsites, a majority of them in naturally shaded areas. The RV camp, situated in central Texas, offers three distinct camping areas to choose from. One of the more convenient areas of Lake Whitney's RV camping grounds features pull-thru spots close to the lodge and pool area.As part of this extensive RV camp in Texas, we have provided a second camping area located close to the family center complex. The third and final camping area is located between the lodge and family center areas of Lake Whitney RV Camping Resort. It's one of the most popular camping spots because of the beautiful live oak trees and easy access. Foot trails are available from any of the campsite areas and there is natural environment to hike and explore at our RV camp in Texas. With a variety of campsite choices and a great location, you're sure to enjoy the Lake Whitney RV camping property. Boat launches are located within five miles of the entrance and Lake Whitney is a wonderful sporting lake. Clear water flows into the lake from the Brazos River before continuing downstream at the dam. Come visit, relax, and get back to nature at our RV camp in Texas.

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    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Steele Creek Park

    7.

    Steele Creek Park

    6 Reviews
    23 Photos
    97 Saves
    Whitney Lake, Texas

    This is a great primitive beach area. There is adequate parking at this ramp. This is one of the three ramps on the lake that are functional when the lake drops to 16 feet low.

    Steele Creek Park is a Corps of Engineering park which offers primitive camping and there are limited facilities in the Park. The park is located just south of Morgan and Lakeside Marina. It is an open access Park. There are two primary areas of the park. The first is on the river channel side of the park and is on the north side of the Steele Creek Park. This area has great camp sites on a bluff overlooking the lake. This side also has some good natural beach area below the camp sites. The southern section of the park overlooks Steele Creek itself. This is a brushy creek and while there is some swimming areas available, it is not as swim friendly as the other side. Each side of the park has a boat ramp. This is a remote park area and is patrolled on some frequency by the Sheriff’s Department. Boat launching is FREE at both ramps.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedron Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedron Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedron Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedron Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedron Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedron Creek

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    Cedron Creek

    6 Reviews
    22 Photos
    48 Saves
    Whitney, Texas

    Overview

    Cedron Creek Campground is located on Whitney Lake on the main channel of the Brazos River in Central Texas. The majority of campsites in Cedron Creek are 30 amp electric hook ups with water and 10 sites have water and 50 amp electric hook ups. Each site has a stand up BBQ cooker or a ground cooker/fire ring. The park also has 3 restrooms, showers, horseshoe pits, a trailer dump station, boat ramp and a playground.

    Recreation

    Boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Whitney Lake. Anglers can fish for a variety of bass, crappie and catfish.

    Facilities

    Boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Whitney Lake. Anglers can fish for a variety of bass, crappie and catfish.

    Natural Features

    Cedron Creek is situated on the lakeshore among rolling hills covered with cedar, live and post oak.

    Nearby Attractions

    The 12.5 mile Hopewell Trail is nearby. It allows hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Visitors can choose to travel north on the trail to Kimball Bend Park, or south to Lakeside Village and Powelldale Mountain.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $140 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground

    9.

    Cedar Hill State Park Campground

    59 Reviews
    177 Photos
    81 Saves
    Cedar Hill, Texas

    Relax by the lake, tour an old Texas farm, or explore our rugged limestone hills and rare prairie pockets. Though we’re just a short drive from the DFW Metroplex, it feels like you’re a world away from the city.

    Visit Cedar Hill State Park for the day or weekend. Bring your family to hike, bike, picnic, camp, geocache and nature watch. The park sits on the shore of Joe Pool Lake, so you can also swim, fish, and boat or paddle.

    Camp at one of 350 developed campsites, all near restrooms with hot showers. All sites have water and electricity; 150 have sewer hookups, too. Several sites are ADA-accessible. Or hike to a primitive campsite, if trails are open.

    Primitive Campsites (Hike-in) People per Site: 4 Number of Sites: 30 Campfires are not permitted in the area. Trail continues about 2.25 miles. Chemical toilets Non-reservable

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dinosaur Valley RV Park

    10.

    Dinosaur Valley RV Park

    13 Reviews
    31 Photos
    39 Saves
    Glen Rose, Texas

    Welcome to Dinosaur Valley RV Park located in the hill country and on the Paluxy River. After the dinosaurs, the area was heavily occupied by the Native American Indians. Now your family can enjoy the nostalgic cowboy and Indians frontier land-themed campground with the latest amenities including spacious drive through RV spots with 50 amp full hookups and fully furnished cabins.

    Each RV site has full hookups including 30 and 50 amp service, water, and sewage hook up at the site. Every site is an 80 foot pull-through allowing for plenty of room for both a pulling rig and/or a vehicle in tow. All sites have a clear view of the sky to accommodate any satellite dish. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Whitney Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, Whitney Lake offers a wide range of camping options, with 150 campgrounds and RV parks near Whitney Lake and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Whitney Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Whitney Lake is Dinosaur Valley State Park — Dinosaur Valley State Park with a 4.6-star rating from 58 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Whitney Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Whitney Lake.

What parks are near Whitney Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 parks near Whitney Lake that allow camping, notably Waco Lake and Benbrook Lake.