Visit White Rock Lake Park

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#11 of 100 things to do in Dallas

White Rock Lake is a reservoir located in east Dallas, Texas. The lake was formed by damming White Rock Creek, which today widens into the lake before continuing south out of the spillway and emptying into the Trinity River. Wikipedia

Area: 1.959 sq miles (5.075 km²)
Surface elevation: 458′ (140 m)
Inflow source: White Rock Creek

White Rock Lake is a unique, 1,015 acre city lake, centrally located at 8300 East Lawther Drive (Mapsco 37 B), which offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, including:

  • Hike and bike trail (9.33 miles)
  • Audubon Society-designated bird watching area and wetlands site
  • Numerous scenic picnic areas – call (214) 670-8740 for reservations
  • Rental facilities: Winfrey Point and Big Thicket – call (214) 670-8740 for reservations
  • Fishing piers for catfish, sunfish, and bass fishing Special events, including the March of Dimes Walk America, White Rock Marathon, the White Rock Lake Trash Bash, and numerous sponsored runs – call (214) 670-8890 for information
  • White Rock Bath House Cultural Center – 521 E. Lawther Drive


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