The Palms at Lake Whitney

Exploring Texas State Parks

The beautiful town of Whitney, Texas, is an escape for nature lovers who want a break from the hustle and bustle of their hometown and daily routines.
From ancient dinosaur tracks to lush forests and tranquil lakeshores, each state park promises a unique and unforgettable experience. Let’s explore how these Texas State Parks near The Palms at Lake Whitney, a premier RV park offering a perfect blend of comfort and nature, may be an excellent fit for you.


Lake Whitney State Park (12 minutes away)

A short distance from The Palms lies the stunning Lake Whitney State Park. Here, outdoor lovers can indulge in many activities, including boating, fishing, and water sports. The park’s striking limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters create a picturesque backdrop for camping, hiking, and enjoying breathtaking sunsets.

Mother Neff State Park (65 minutes away)

Check out Mother Neff State Park, Texas’ first state park. Walk through its unique landscape of woodlands, canyons, and streams. Hike along the park’s trails, uncovering enchanting views of the Leon River and the rugged terrain it carved over millennia. With picnic areas, playgrounds, and abundant wildlife, Mother Neff is perfect for families who want to spend some quality time.


Meridian State Park (42 minutes away)

Meridian State Park welcomes visitors with its serene ambiance and greenery. The park’s centerpiece is the spring-fed lake, offering fishing, kayaking, and swimming excursions. Nature trails spread through dense forests, revealing scenic spots perfect for birdwatching or connecting with nature’s peace.


Meridian State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park (52 minutes away)

Step back at Dinosaur Valley State Park, where you can time travel and witness ancient dinosaur footprints embedded in the riverbed. Follow the trackways and explore the expansive grounds adorned with oak trees and inviting swimming holes. This park offers a prehistoric adventure that fascinates both young and old.


Entrance to the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, TX

Texas Droughts Reveal Dinosaur Footprints!

Due to recent droughts, newly discovered dinosaur tracks were reveled in parts of the river bed of the paluxy revealing massive 113 million-year-old dinosaur tracks. “This was a dinosaur that would stand, as an adult, about 15 feet tall and (weigh) close to seven tons,” said Stephanie Salinas Garcia, a spokesperson for the park.”

Dinosaur tracks at Glen Rose State Park

Cleburne State Park (36 minutes away)

 Escape to Cleburne State Park, an oasis of rolling hills, lush forests, and Cedar Lake’s shimmering waters. Fishing, paddle boating, and horseback riding are popular activities in this scenic park. Enjoy a leisurely hike or challenge yourself on the more rugged trails to uncover captivating vistas.


Cedar Hill State Park (67 minutes away)

 Situated along the banks of Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill State Park boasts a diverse landscape of prairies, forests, and waterfronts. Engage in mountain biking, birdwatching, or simply relaxing at the beach. This park offers a mix of nature and recreational opportunities for all to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the natural treasures of Texas by exploring the nearby state parks while staying at The Palms at Lake Whitney. Experience the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and modern comfort at The Palms, with spacious RV sites, various amenities, and the enchanting Lake Whitney just moments away. Plan your next memorable RV getaway now and discover the wonders of Texas state parks.
Cedar Hill State Park from the boardwalk

Discover Many State Parks While Staying at The Palms

The Palms at Lake Whitney is the premier RV resort in the Lake Whitney area. Experience a family-friendly atmosphere and convenient access to a multitude of amenities. Enjoy the stunning Lake Whitney, take advantage of our RV boat and storage facilities, visit our dog park, gather around our fire pit, dive into our swimming pool, and utilize our laundry facilities. We boast full RV hookups complete with 20/30/50 amps and spacious sites measuring 75 ft x 24 ft and 67 ft x 14 ft. Discover the stunning state parks of Texas while staying at The Palms. Book your RV spot now!
Newly built swimming pool at The Palms
Fire pit and cabaña area