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White Rock Lake Park
Type: Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Parks
Located only five miles east of downtown, White Rock Lake Park provides an ideal escape without having to leave the city limits. And as one of Dallas' largest parks, over twice the size of Central... Read More
Located only five miles east of downtown, White Rock Lake Park provides an ideal escape without having to leave the city limits. And as one of Dallas' largest parks, over twice the size of Central Park in New York City, this urban oasis truly offers something for everyone. Visitors will find everything from vast forests and a variety of wildlife (it's an Audubon Society-designated bird watching area) to over 9 miles of trails for hiking and biking. There are picnic areas, playgrounds, a dog park and a cultural center, not to mention a 1,015 acre lake for activities like paddle-boarding, kayaking, sailing and fishing. Speaking of activities, White Rock Lake also hosts a multitude of events, ranging from marathons to boat races and music festivals. Oh, and did we mention that there's a replica of George Washington's Mount Vernon house here? Head over to the west side of the lake if you want to take a look.
- Daily Open 24 Hours
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Bring a picnic lunch for one of many scenic settings along the walking trail."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: White Rock Lake Park is where city slickers can escape to nature just minutes from downtown.