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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. Plan to see White Rock Lake Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dallas itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Worth going to watch the sunset. It's a big lake. You can drive around it, and you will find a lot of places to park your car. There is a lot of people riding bikes and running.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    well, you still might, but the chances are significantly reduced. It's also got some small hills, which are very hard to come by in Dallas  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This is a nice park with many people out walking, biking, jogging or just enjoying the views. I accidentally walked all the way around it which is 9 miles so be prepared. The restrooms all also not in...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • May 14, 2017
    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!
  • March 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    First time here by a random ride & absolutely love the lake view!! #willbeback #savedingooglemaps 👈😂

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