Juniper Cove is a privately owned park, marina, and ramp. The marina has several coves that feature slips for storing boats of all sizes. The marina sells, gas, bait, some food and drink, and has a fishing house on the lake. Just outside the park are a boat repair shop and an Emergency rescue / boat towing service. The park features all types of camping facilities including cabins for rent.
Juniper Cove charges $10 for a boat launch. The sign indicates is a $10 per car charge, so if you take more than one vehicle, the cost apparently goes up accordingly. It has two ramps. These ramps are straight across the cove from Cedar Creek Park. One ramp is used for the normal 533 pool stage and one for the old pool stage of 522. There seems to be ample parking area and that area is all gravel. There is plenty of available parking near the ramps, but the parking lot is gravel and unmarked. It is random parking. The ramps are generally sheltered from the winds.
These photos were taken on two different dates, August 22, 2011 and February 4, 2012. The lake level on August 22, 2011 was 522 feet or 13 feet low. The February 4, 2012 photos were taken when the lake level was 527 feet 7 1/2 inches or 5 feet 4 1/2 inches low. As of March 14, 2012 the lake was just a little over normal pool of 533 feet. You can use your judgment to estimate the ramp usefulness at the current time.
Ramps at 13 feet low or Lake Level of 522 feet:
The newer ramp looks to be concrete, blacktop and gravel and is basically one lane. I am not sure how good the old ramp is, but as I looked at it , I think the ramp is gravel and concrete… not sure. It is a one lane ramp. Whatever their ramps conditions, they are not of the same caliber of the ramps in the Corps of Engineering parks. The water does appear to be deep off the ramps and the lower ramp may be useful for some time at water levels below the 522 level. Since these older ramps are not often used, we would recommend checking with the marina about the current condition before launching.
This is the newer ramp (above) that serves the 533 pool level of the lake. The new ramp does not feature a boat dock.
The old ramp (above) has a fixed boat dock. There are docks at the boat slips and the
marina if needed. That is Cedron Creek Park on the other side.
High water ramp with the lake at 527 feet 7 1/2 inches or 5 feet 4 1/2 inches low.
This is a photo of the high water ramp (above). Below are photos of the marina and some of the slips.
For more information, please visit their web site:
Lake Whitney Marina at Juniper Cove