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White Rock Lake Park

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Neighborhood: East Dallas
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Address: 8300 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218
Phone Number: 972-622-7283
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Surrounding the jewel of Dallas, 1,015-acre White Rock Lake, the park is a...

Surrounding the jewel of Dallas, 1,015-acre White Rock Lake, the park is a prime spot for running, hiking, birdwatching, fishing and people-watching.

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My Favorite part of Dallas

White Rock Lake is an amazing part of Dallas. The running/bike path around the lake is very well kept, but even for the more sedentary visitors the views are unreal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Will M

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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

White Rock Lake is an amazing part of Dallas. The running/bike path around the lake is very well kept, but even for the more sedentary visitors the views are unreal.

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Thank Will M
Yorktown, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great day watching sailboats, squirrels, bikers...and folks with their dogs! Only wish we had our bikes. Great dog park on north side.

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Thank Joe H
Dallas, Texas
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539 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the gems within the city of Dallas. From Flag Pole Hill ( that doubles as a sledding hill when there is snow) to rowing on the lake itself White Rock Lake Park is worth a visit anytime of year. Many other things to do in the area too.

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Thank yellowpixels
Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a huge dummy. I have lived in dallas for years and have only recently started riding around the lake. it is beautiful it is amazing. the birds and geese and feathers and fowl.. lots of runners and bikers and strollers and dogs. gets packed on the weekends and its still fun!

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Thank brandonblake
Dallas, Texas
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184 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

White Rock Lake is a beautiful and serene park with great trails and a dog park. The botanical garden/arboretum is also right in front of the trails.

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Thank Cara C
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best spots in Dallas to enjoy the outdoors. It is a beautiful park with about a ten mile jogging/biking trail around it. In the warmer months, you can also rent kayaks/canoes and paddle around the lake. It is fairly inexpensive and quite a bit of fun. We take our dog here frequently because he loves to take... More 

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Thank John T
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No place like it! Can't believe you're less than 10 minutes from downtown. Quiet, great trails, places for the kids to play and ride their bikes, It's a great place to get away.....rain or shine. Only complaint is the serious cyclists that care not about running you over......just their speed. It's a park! Not a race track.

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Thank GGfree2014
Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This lake is a great place for outdoors activities: walking, running, biking, skating, or just fishing or canoeing.

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Thank Gentas_in_India
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Excellent place to hold community events. The lake itself was stunning, and has a trail all around for joggers and bike. I personally planed a school event their , and eventhough their were 2 other major events going on there was plenty of room around for each event to have its own space. It's also has it's own dart light... More 

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Thank ADAM G
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This gorgeous little lake is 9 miles around and the dam was built about 1910 to provide fresh water for Dallas. Now it has hike and bike trails surrounding the perimeter and can be accessed by car on all sides with picnic areas surrounding the lake. Of interest are the Dam, the old water treatment plant, the Bath House and... More 

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