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White Rock Lake Park, Dallas

(4.5/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • If you're an outdoors person, this is probably the closest you'll get in the area sadly. That said, while it is not particularly scenic, it's still a great place for an evening stroll/run/cycle. It is...  more »
  • (rating 5 stars) I've been riding my bike here since i was a teenager. I'm almost 40 now. I don't even have the street bike. Just a raleigh hybrid. I ride the trails. Very pleasant and satisfying scen...  more »
  • The paths are smooth, level and easy walking with strollers and or kids & dogs. The old boathouse is interesting. There are bathrooms conveniently located on the paths and porto-potties in the winter....  more »
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  • It was very nice before renovating, but now it is a place worthy of the Lake area and Dallas. A pleasant place to just be. And so many Super-nice people every time I go I meet nice people. Thank you for the upgrade!
  • Very nice view of the lake and has a bike/walk trail that circles the entire lake. I have been here multiple times on foot and bike. If you are a bike enthusiast this is the place. I think I was able to bike the whole thing going pretty fast in about 45 min. Lots of scenery and great places to take photos as well.
  • White Rock Lake dog park is conveniently located and has lots of parking. While it can get crowded on the weekends, there are 3 separate parks for big dogs, little dogs, and dogs that like to swim. People usually seem to be responsible with their pets, but there will occasionally be a dog fight.
  • Amazing place for dogs to swim and have fun. We love the acces to the lake where the dogs can go for a swim. Its a very bussy dog park, but my favorite park is that we can go for a nice walk after our dog had some serious fun and she walkes nicely on the leash.
  • I used to come here quite alot until I found a better dog park downtown. Everyone at the new dog park complains about the exact same issues here and drives way out of the way to go somewhere else as I do myself. The first major issue is: - In the big dog park section the dogs are VERY aggressive. Im talking about every single time I bring my dog in there he gets attacked by a dog or a pack of dogs and one time even got an injury on his leg. Its basically a dog fighting ring in there. The owners are not responsible and know that there dog is gonna try to attack every dog that walks in there and still come with thier dog regardless,its insane! Leave your attack dogs at home! -The other issue is its basically a huge mud pit in the big section. Especially if its rained recently, your guaranteed to go home with a muddy,filthy dog. Now the solution to both of these problems is my guy loves playing with small dogs, and small dogs usually have a blast playing with him. No aggression problems and almost no mud.The problem with that is the small dog owners are very rude and regardless of the fact that both our dogs are playing and having a blast they do not want us over there simply on the basis that he is a big dog. Its absolutely ridiculous how rude and snotty people over there are, if all dogs are playing and having fun what does it matter? Definitely worth the drive to go downtown. Responsible, friendly, respectful people. Dogs are actually there to play and have fun. All size dogs go into one park.