Lake Whitney is a flood control lake with a 40 foot flood pool above the official "normal" level. That means that nothing but campsites situated on Corps of Engineers property can be located in the flood zone. That also means no cabins or houses sit right next to the water on Lake Whitney.
|This is a Corps of Engineers Park with the water level just a few feet above normal, but you can see that the water is in their parking lot.|
Those properties have no lake access at all when the water level is below normal. Lake Whitney is a deep lake (108' in the center) but it stays below the designated normal by 8-10 feet most of the time.
With that in mind, the only two "lakefront" or "lakeside" accommodation choices are:
- Perched atop limestone cliffs out of the flood area, but directly above the water.
- On sloping hillsides back away from the water's edge.
The questions you should ask when determining which accommodations work best for you are:
How far is it to the water?
What is the shoreline like at their location? Smooth? Rocky?
Is it possible to swim?
Is it possible to tie up my boat?
Is there a view of the water from the cabin I have in mind?
Is there a public area with a view of the lake?
Because we are not in a cove, we have a wide view of open water from most of the property. Some cabins have better views than others, but there is lots of public space from which to enjoy the view.