The Lake Whitney State Park is located just 2 miles west of Whitney. It is obviously operated by the State of Texas, it offers camping, day use, boat launching and even has an air strip for small planes. It is a very nice facility and has campsites that have great views of the lake and some very good swimming beaches. Fishing from the bank is also a reasonable option. Admission to the State Park is $3.00 per person, there is no fee to launch a boat. It is a controlled access park.
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.
Ramp at 13 feet low or Lake Level of 522 feet:
The boat ramp in the State Park is CLOSED at the 522 foot level. Not usable at all. There was a rock pile at the end of the ramp. It is a nice two lane concrete ramp however and is sheltered from the winds of the main lake when operable.
The ramp has a nice fixed boat dock and has ample parking.
Ramp with the lake at 527 feet 7 1/2 inches or 5 feet 4 1/2 inches low.
We do not have a photo of the State Park ramp at this lake level, but were advised by State Park management that the ramp was usable at this level.