This is our second stay at Lake Whitney, TX Thousand Trails. Our first stay was in the aftermath of the Mother’s Day, 2015 tornado. We’ve been looking forward to visiting Lake Whitney under more normal circumstances.
This is a large campground with many camp sites. There are a few 50 amp sites, but they are limited in number with many sold to annuals. When we arrived on an April Monday there were still three 50 amp sites available to us so we picked the one we liked best and settled in.
There are three camping loops: A, B, and D (loop C isn’t open to the public). Loop D is closest to the campground entrance. While most of the campsites are full hookup, 30 amp sites you want to know that there are water-electric only sites scattered around the campground. You’ll want to keep the campground map before you as you pick your site.
Loop A, which is the farthest in from the entrance (over a mile) has a row of pull through sites. Again, keep an eye on your campground map as some don’t have a sewer hookup.
Anyway, we ended up in Loop A, a nice 50 amp back-in site. While we weren’t alone, there were many vacant spots all around us, making for a quiet, enjoyable stay. We were also an easy walking distance to the Adult Lodge. (I’ll mention that the road by Loop A is bordered by a golf course and once we came within just a few feet of being hit by a golf ball.) Neither of the pools were open yet but we checked out the game room, workout room, and lodge. A bit farther is the parking lot for those wanting to hike the trail taking them off the Thousand Trails property down to Lake Whitney. Really, there’s not much reason to come to Lake Whitney Thousand Trails to enjoy Lake Whitney.
The only real negative to Lake Whitney Thousand Trails is the roads. Honestly, they are really bad. The mile in from the highway to Loop A gets worse the farther you get into the campground. While we liked the campground and enjoyed the campsite we certainly didn’t like bringing our camper in over the pothole filled road.
If I were rating this campground based on campsites and amenities, I think I would give it an eight. However, if you factor in the roads, especially if driving deeper into the campground, that rating drops down to maybe a six.