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White Rock Lake Park

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Neighbourhood: East Dallas
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Address: 8300 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218
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+1 972-622-7283
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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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This is a nice place to go ride your bike or kayak

Close to Dallas, a little crowded sometimes, but great place to go ride bikes and there's even a enclosed dog park. It's clean. The grassy area is a little rough and patchy some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ann-Claire K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to Dallas, a little crowded sometimes, but great place to go ride bikes and there's even a enclosed dog park. It's clean. The grassy area is a little rough and patchy some places but you can still have picnics and whatnot. Makes for a beautiful sunset view of Dallas as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a near-by, last-minute something-to-do with the kids, we drove around until we stopped at White Rock Lake Park. My wife, children (5 yo and 2 yo, at the time), and I walked along the trail for a bit. The kids had fun throwing sticks in the water, before we took them to the playground. The lake is nice... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, the address listed on here takes you to one of many parking places. I found it really helpful to have the address so I could tell my friends where to park. Don't underestimate the size of the lake. My friend and I thought we could walk around the whole thing but within an hour we realized it was much... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a ball last evening when I went to this lake....the best place I saw in Dallas. Saw many beautiful dogs enjoying their strolls and many groups canoeing. Many groups were preparing for outdoor activities.Bikers too were exercising.The whole atmosphere was lovely ending for me with the colorful sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous lake! Kayaking, canoeing..no swimming! Again, this is not a swimming lake! Its a peaceful, quiet lake. :-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love going there in Spring, summer or winter...fun place to be by the water with a picnic, or go for a run or a walk or fly a kite!

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Thank ANU RUSSELL T
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of my favorite places in Dallas; the scenery is beautiful, there's easy access to the water, plenty of picnic spots, great places to walk, toss a blanket on the ground to sit and watch nature or people, or (seasonally) rent a kayak or SUP and get out on the lake. I lived a couple of miles from the lake... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautiful urban lake to the East of downtown Dallas. Beautiful to walk around, bike, picnic or just enjoy the views.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The trails are well maintained and easy to navigate. There are pretty views and lots of people. You can by mansions, a peaceful lake, its right in the middle of the city.

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Royse City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I have been utilizing this iconic area for a long time now. The transformation from the sixties to now has been incredible. Excellent for cycling, and evening walk, a picnic or photography. Local high-school so use it for crew practice. A great family environment. The dog park was just recently improved. It is very busy on the weekends. The city... More 

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