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#12148951 - 03/20/17 09:02 AM Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river?
Dad2rlkm Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 84
Loc: Maypearl, TX
Question for you all. I went to launch from Plowman's Creek Park on the Brazos friday and found out that it was closed from previous years flood damage. Is there anywhere on the Brazos or Nolan to launch from? I drove all the way around the lake only to end up launching from the state park again and ended up fishing there. Was hoping to get out of the wind some and fish the mouth of Nolan.

Thanks.

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#12149001 - 03/20/17 09:23 AM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
McKinneyLonghorn Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 797
Loc: McKinney
We took a guided trip in December and launched from Lakeside Village. It was free to launch and was just a short run to the mouth of the Nolan.

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#12149006 - 03/20/17 09:27 AM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
Dad2rlkm Offline
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Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 84
Loc: Maypearl, TX
Thank you. Do you think I should be concerned with navigating the river? I am wondering about staying off of logs, sandbars etc.

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#12149286 - 03/20/17 11:59 AM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
whitneylakerat Offline
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Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 622
Loc: Lake Whitney
Easy to navigate to the mouth of the nolan. Can get a little tricky if you plan on running up the brazos past hamm creek up towards the beach
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#12149612 - 03/20/17 03:14 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
D Miner Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 207
Kimball Bend park is a nice place to launch from. Its an easy cruise to the Nolan from there.

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#12150163 - 03/20/17 08:43 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
44 Diesel Online   content
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 4585
Loc: Burleson,TX
There used to be a ramp up in the Nolan, not sure if it's still there. The meth heads may have taken it over by now but not sure

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#12150779 - 03/21/17 09:03 AM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
RightTurnTaxidermy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/15/17
Posts: 14
Loc: Covington Tx
Ramp on the Nolan is still there I launch there often

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#12150906 - 03/21/17 10:00 AM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: RightTurnTaxidermy]
Dad2rlkm Offline
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Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 84
Loc: Maypearl, TX
Originally Posted By: RightTurnTaxidermy
Ramp on the Nolan is still there I launch there often


What is the name of the ramp or park? That would great to launch that close. thanks.

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#12151115 - 03/21/17 12:04 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
44 Diesel Online   content
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 4585
Loc: Burleson,TX
I believe it is Nolan river park. Not much there. If it rains it is hard to get too unless they did some improvements.

https://www.google.com/search?q=nolan+ri...le&ie=UTF-8


Edited by 44 Diesel (03/21/17 12:05 PM)

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#12151236 - 03/21/17 01:11 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
me and the boys Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 1870
Loc: Joshua TX
No way in hades I would leave a vehicle there!!!!!

Just launch at kimball bend it a 5-10 min ride tops....

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#12151504 - 03/21/17 03:39 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Dad2rlkm Offline
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Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 84
Loc: Maypearl, TX
Thanks guys.

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#12153979 - 03/22/17 10:20 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 14524
Loc: Brazos or Paluxy
Stumbled across this site and bookmarked it.

http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lake/lakefacilities.htm

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#12154885 - 03/23/17 01:42 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
spacemonkey Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 67
I've been leaving my truck at Nolan river park for years and will continue to do so. It's free, and Never had an issue.


Edited by spacemonkey (03/23/17 01:46 PM)

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#12155259 - 03/23/17 06:18 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: spacemonkey]
mike9582 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/18/10
Posts: 278
Loc: Rio Vista
I have been launching there for at least 15 years, never had an issue.

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#12155739 - 03/23/17 11:34 PM Re: Lake Whitney - where to launch in the river? [Re: Dad2rlkm]
doc606 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 255
Loc: hillsboro,tx
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