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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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  • The Dallas White Rock Lake and Park is a true gem in city. Take a drive around and see all ages walking, running, biking, and just sitting. It is the outdoors at its best in the city. I have lived clo...  more »
  • Few places in Dallas are as useful and beneficial as this park. It's the hub of biking trails that go throughout Dallas, and at the center is White Rock lake. Consistently beautiful and safe because t...  more »
  • I love this little park. I can walk the dogs and enjoy the trees and quiet. It's not an easy place to find parking and it's easy to get lost. But still worth the drive. I wish there would be some tabl...  more »
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  • Lovely place. Lots of bikes to choose from, lovely views of the lake and an abundance of chairs and parking. Nice little dog park nearby too!
  • Love this place! We take our kids there all the time in the summer to walk and ride our bikes. The lake is beautiful and its so peaceful.
  • A relaxing place to stroll or get some exercise. Great views!
  • Best public park for miles around... & there's so much to do at White Rock Lake Park! You may choose to go alone or visit the park with family & friends. Folks enjoy birding, hiking, walking, bicycling, photography, picnics, paddle boarding, sailing, fishing, sunsets and more... !!
  • Great trails for walking, jogging, or biking. The views of the lake and the city are amazing and definitely this park over the top.

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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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