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White Rock Lake Park, Dallas

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#6 of 17 in Parks in Dallas
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. For White Rock Lake Park and beyond, use our Dallas online vacation maker to get the most from your Dallas vacation.
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  • 13 or so miles of awesome around the lake. The Free Advice Picnic is pretty cool as well. A bunch of locals sit out there with a sign about giving free advice. They are quite helpful! Have had many bi...  more »
  • We took our small canoe, 2 bicycles, a blanket, fishing poles and an ice chest and had a great day. We paddled up the creeks to fish and watch the turtles, we road bicycles along the path backing up t...  more »
  • This park is great for walking or biking. It is not crowded. And the best al all you can visit the Arboretum at a walking distance.  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 👈😂

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