Lake Fun Facts

Officially named “Whitney Lake”, the lake is more commonly known as “Lake Whitney”. lake06

  • Originally authorized by U.S. Congress in 1941.
  • Construction began in 1947 (delayed because of WW II), and was completed in 1951.
  • Primary purpose then, and now, is flood control.
  • Located in the Brazos River Basin, between Bosque and Hill counties.
  • Operated by the Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District.



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