Just minutes from downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake and the surrounding gardens and country side create an idyllic outdoor setting where nature and beauty combine to create one of the city’s most popular recreation areas.
Over 5 square kilometres in size, White Rock Lake and Park offers a close-by retreat where residents can enjoy fishing, sailing or over 9 scenic miles of hiking and biking trails. In addition to the lovely natural environment created by the lake and surrounding wooded areas, the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens further add to the already magical shoreline.
White Rock Lake is a nature lover’s paradise. Set sail on the calm waters or try your hand at fishing where over 19 different kinks of fish can be caught including Bass and catfish. The flora and fauna is diverse and a joy to experience.
A popular bird watching area, there are over 200 species of birds including pelicans, swans and ducks while upwards of 30 mammal species can also be spotted. White Rock Lake Park is the perfect place for a picnic too.
Convenient facilities such as picnic tables, restrooms and playgrounds are placed around the massive park for long, relaxing days out in nature. When you’re looking for a beautiful escape from the city, join the locals and head to White Rock Lake enjoy all that nature has to offer.
The DART train serves White Rock Station on the Blue Line. The station is located near the Bath House Cultural Centre and White Rock Lake Museum. If driving from downtown, drive east on Interstate 30, also known as the E.R.L. Thornton Freeway. Exit at East Grand Avenue and follow the sings to White Rock Lake.