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Whitesboro is a small town located in Grayson County in northern Texas near the Oklahoma border. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,793. The town of Whitesboro is mostly known for two things; its' proximity to Lake Texoma and its' annual Peanut Festival. Lake Texoma is actually shared by the states of Texas and Oklahoma; part of it lies in the Oklahoma counties of Bryan, Marshall, Johnston and Love, and part lies within Grayson and Cooke counties in Texas. There are several small uninhabited islands on the lake, accessible only by water transportation, and the lake is the site of two state parks, 54 USACE managed parks, and two wildlife refuges. Activities at the lake include swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, wind surfing, sailing, picnicking, hiking and camping. It becomes very crowded with college students during spring break and the Fourth of July, especially at an area known as "Fobb Bottom," on the Oklahoma side of the lake. Lake Texoma is also host to the Lakefest Regatta, widely considered to be the first inland charity regatta in the United States. The Peanut Festival in Whitesboro has been a tradition for over 40 years. Held in downtown Whitesboro, the festival includes a parade, free entertainment, over 200 shopping booths, a carnival with games and much more fun for the entire family. All in all, Whitesboro makes a very good family vacation destination.

Surrounding areas: Pilot Point, Texas (18.2 mi), Valley View, Texas (18.9 mi), Lake Texoma, Texas (21.2 mi), Denton, Texas (33.2 mi), McKinney, Texas (35.3 mi), St Jo, Texas (35.5 mi), Lewisville Lake, Texas (36.4 mi)

Whitesboro Vacation Rentals




Whitesboro Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn & Suites4325 N Interstate 35Gainesville, TX13.2 mi.(940) 612-4300
Quality Inn600 Medal Of Honor BlvdGainesville, TX13.2 mi.(940) 665-8800
Super 81936 Ih-35Gainesville, TX13.2 mi.(940) 665-5599
Best Western Southwinds2103 North Ih-35Gainsville, TX13.3 mi.(940) 665-7737
Holiday On Texoma MotelRt 3 Highport RdPottsboro, TX15.4 mi.(903) 786-9694
Microtel Inn & SuitesRR #1 Box 682Thackerville, OK16.5 mi.(580) 276-4487
Ramada Limited Sherman401 S Sam RayburnSherman, TX16.9 mi.(903) 893-6587
Comfort Suites2900 Hwy 75 NSherman, TX17.2 mi.(903) 893-0499
Hampton Inn2904 Michelle DrSherman, TX17.2 mi.(903) 893-9333
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2909 Michelle DrSherman, TX17.2 mi.(903) 892-3300
La Quinta Inn & Suites Sherman2912 Hwy 75 NorthSherman, TX17.2 mi.(972) 867-7475
Quality Inn Sherman3605 Hwy 75 SSherman, TX17.2 mi.(903) 868-0555
Super 8 Sherman111 E Hwy 1417Sherman, TX17.2 mi.(903) 868-9325
Days Inn1831 Texoma PkwySherman, TX17.4 mi.(903) 892-0433
Four Horsemen Motor Lodge1301 N Hwy 377Pilot Point, TX18.2 mi.(940) 686-2256
Comfort Inn & Suites801 Hwy 75 NDenison, TX22.4 mi.(903) 464-0340
Bob's Lake Country MotelHC 68 Box 15aKingston, OK26.0 mi.(580) 564-4424

Whitesboro Weather & Climate

Northeastern Texas , near the Oklahoma border, the climate is humid subtropical with hot summers and mild winters. The annual average precipitation is 29 inches, with an annual average snowfall of 6 inches. Most of the time, however, this region enjoys sunny weather that is typical of most of the state of Texas. Tornadoes are possible, but it's too far from the Gulf of Mexico for hurricanes to be a significant threat. In winter, periods of extreme cold are rare. Snowfall remaining on the ground more than a few days is an uncommon occurrence in Texas. Freezing rain is a distinct hazard in northeast Texas, with nearly the same frequency as snow events.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 30°F 1.88 in. -
February 57°F 35°F 2.23 in. -
March 66°F 41°F 3.31 in. -
April 74°F 50°F 3.64 in. -
May 80°F 59°F 6.08 in. -
June 87°F 67°F 3.94 in. -
July 94°F 72°F 2.27 in. -
August 94°F 71°F 1.68 in. -
September 86°F 64°F 4.26 in. -
October 76°F 53°F 3.75 in. -
November 63°F 41°F 3.03 in. -
December 53°F 33°F 3.19 in. -

Whitesboro Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Grayson County airport (GYI) located about 14 miles east of Whitesboro in Sherman Denison, Texas, the Fort Worth Alliance airport (AFW) located approximately 51 miles southwest of Whitesboro in Fort Worth, Texas, the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located roughly 53 miles south of Whitesboro in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas, and finally Dallas Love Field (DAL) located around 56 miles south of Whitesboro in Dallas, Texas.

Whitesboro Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX48.6 mi.
State Fair of TexasDallasTX60.6 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX60.6 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX63.1 mi.
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX64.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX64.7 mi.
Native Sun Water ParkLawtonOK107.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Woodlawn Country ClubShermanTX20.3 mi.
Grayson County College Golf CourseDenisonTX22.6 mi.
Chickasaw Pointe Golf ResortKingstonOK25.7 mi.
Turtle Hill Golf CourseMuensterTX26.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Eisenhower State ParkTX20.5 mi. 
Lake Texoma State ParkOK28.0 mi. 
Lake Murray State ParkOK30.7 mi. 
 
Museums
Courthouse-On-The-Square MuseumDentonTX33.2 mi.(History)
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife SanctuaryMckinneyTX35.9 mi.(Science)
Imgisphere Children's MueumBedfordTX57.8 mi.(Children's)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX60.6 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX60.6 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX60.6 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX68.6 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX109.9 mi.


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