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White Rock Lake Park, Dallas

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Formed by a collection of farms that had been dammed in the past, White Rock Lake Park became an esteemed running, hiking, fishing, and bird watching site. Covering 507 hectares (1,254 acres) of land, and with the maximum depth of 5.5 m (18 ft), the lake is used exclusively for fishing and sailing; swimming and motorboats were banned in the 1950s. Check out the 15 km (9.3 mi) trail, and look for fishing piers over the lake's clear waters. The park is home to an array of birds, squirrels, beavers, and coyotes, as well as, reportedly, a ghost from the 1930s. Plan to see White Rock Lake Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dallas itinerary planner.
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Though the downtown area offers more high-end accommodations, the heaviest concentration of hotels in Dallas is in the northern part of the city. Staying in this area while on holiday allows you to choose from a range of affordable and comfortable lodgings just a short drive from the city's major attractions. Depending on the purpose of your visit, you may find it more convenient to stay close to the airport or near the city's amusement parks. A budget-friendly alternative, the northern suburbs offer decent accommodations and plenty of shops and restaurants.
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  • The trail was nice, not too many people on the trail but just enough to feel safe. The lake was pretty dirty but that's visitor's fault. Would definitely come back for another walk.  more »
  • I have been to this place, more than 4 times. This lake is very big and has running/walking trails. It is situated outside of the city and it is always pleasant to spend time here in the late evening ...  more »
  • The downside of living in a big city is that you need a place which is easily accessible, family friendly with multiple options and free :) Despite staying in DFW for 2 years, this was our first visit...  more »
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  • I love going to White Rock Lake Park! From kayaking, walking the dog, flying my drone, walking alone, rollerblading, riding bikes, etc. it is perfect for all of those things! And, it's free. Great place to bring the kids if you have them. If I could upload a video I would. Photos to come soon.
  • Awesome lake that has canoe rentals, sail boats, running and bike trails, fishing, grilling, park benches and tables, plus plenty more to offer! Also sits right next to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
  • We were there today from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and caught a bunch of fish. It was shaded and had a nice breeze. Use the porta potty verse the restroom, you'll thank me!
  • Great place to cycle! I enjoy riding at night. There seems to be plenty of people there even at night which adds some feeling of security.
  • First time here by a random ride & absolutely love the lake view!! #willbeback #savedingooglemaps 👈😂