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White Rock Lake Park

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Neighborhood: East Dallas
Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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
Activities: Running, People-watching
Description: 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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Great park

Run, bike, walk, swim, paddle, sit, barbecue, and relax in this great recreational spot. Well worth the time of anyone. The trail is about 9-10 miles around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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251 reviews 251 reviews
81 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Run, bike, walk, swim, paddle, sit, barbecue, and relax in this great recreational spot. Well worth the time of anyone. The trail is about 9-10 miles around.

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Dallas, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a fantastic place for a family/friends picnic location. Its also great for runners and cyclist! The path around the park is a little less than 10 miles. The homes that circle the lake are gorgeous and make for great scenery. There are water fountains all around the park, but only port-o-potties, which sucks, but there is a quick... More 

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108 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Ok, so it's not really a lake to me, but it's a great place to get out and bike, run, walk, or stroll around. Always lots of people out and about.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very nice park; was quite a bit more than I expected as I've once lived in Dallas. But they've really done a nice job with it.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

WRL is the best place to run in central Dallas. Wide running path which is shared with bikes in places, plenty of water/toilets/port-a-potties, NO CARS, safe, great scenery (including the women), ample parking almost anywhere around lake. Loop around lake is a little over 9 miles. Can adjust route to take advantage of wind or avoid wind. Run here every... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The lake is very large so it is a great place for all kinds of activities. They have play grounds for children, trails for runners and bicyclist. They have companies that rent canoes and kayaks during the summer. Parking isn't an issue either because there are several lots along the lake to park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I come to walk every summer here and love to just drive around the beatiful lake and take my dog to the doggie park, he loves going there and meet neww doggie friends

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wow...what a pleasant and relaxing park right in the middle of Dallas. Great hiking trails right along White Rock. Great views of downtown Dallas from the park. And don't forget to check out the seagulls in the northeast corner of White Rock Lake Park. Great picture taking.

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Dallas, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I ride our bikes at the White Rock Lake trail at every opportunity. On weekends there are always enough people on the trail to feel safe but not so many as to feel crowded. I like this trail because it offers distance (9.3 miles) but does not have a lot of steep incline. I have a bad... More 

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Mesquite, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love being outside. This is a great little get away, especially if you don't feel like driving an hour or more to really get away. If you are an avid outdoorsman, you may be a little disappointed. However this is great for something close and well kept.

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