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KIMBALL BEND PARK, TX

part ofWhitney Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Kimball Bend Campground is located on Whitney Lake off the main channel of the Brazos River in Central Texas. Over two million people visit Whitney Lake each year to enjoy the plethora of outdoor recreation and scenic beauty the lake provides.

Natural Features:

The Brazos River flows gently over sand and rocks at Kimball Bend. The surrounding rolling hills are covered with cedar, Live and Post oak.

Recreation:

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

Visitors enjoy hiking the Chisholm Trail, a historic route followed by upwards of ten million cattle as they traveled northbound from southern Texas to Kansas and adjacent destinations between 1867 and the 1880s. It crosses through the campground and past several historic structures.

Facilities:

This year-round campground offers 34 sites with water and electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trails
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Inbound gates open at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
  • A maximum of three vehicles allowed per campsite, group sites excluded
  • No ATVs/OHVs allowed
  • A fishing license is required to fish at all parks on Lake Whitney
  • Please call the Whitney Lake Project Office 254-622-3332 for more information and burn ban restrictions
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.12333, -97.49806
32°7'24"N, 97°29'53"W

From Kopperl, TX, travel north on HWY 56 for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right on HWY 174 and go approximately 2.3 miles. Turn left into the park, just before the HWY 174 bridge.

From Cleburne, TX, travel south on HWY 174 for 22 miles. Turn right into the park after you cross the HWY 174 bridge.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KIMBALL BEND PARK
3351 Highway 174
Kopperl  TX  76652

Phone Number:

Information:  (000)000-0000
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