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MCCOWN VALLEY, TX

part ofWhitney Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates
 

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.

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.

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:

This year-round campground offers a variety of sites to suit all kinds of campers, including 39 equestrian sites, 48 family sites, five sleeping shelters, and a day-use picnic shelter, all with electric and/or water hookups. 13 primitive tent sites are also available.

Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. A boat ramp, playground and trails are also on-site.

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
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Sleeping Shelter
  • Swimming
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

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
31.95, -97.38306
31°57'0"N, 97°22'59"W

From I-35 in Hillsboro, take HWY 22 west 12 miles to Whitney, exit 933 north for 2.5 miles to FM 1713. Proceed 6 miles west, following signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MCCOWN VALLEY
283 McCown Valley Park Road
Whitney TX 76692

Phone Number:

Information: (254)694-3189
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