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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
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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Good for evening strolls

If you're an outdoors person, this is probably the closest you'll get in the area sadly. That said, while it is not particularly scenic, it's still a great place for an evening... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're an outdoors person, this is probably the closest you'll get in the area sadly. That said, while it is not particularly scenic, it's still a great place for an evening stroll/run/cycle. It is pretty busy but feels pretty safe even at night. Had long and hearty conversations along the nice walking path paved along the perimeter of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(rating 5 stars) I've been riding my bike here since i was a teenager. I'm almost 40 now. I don't even have the street bike. Just a raleigh hybrid. I ride the trails. Very pleasant and satisfying scenery. My favorite things about the trail around the lake are the birds' section. On the side closer to the arboretum, there's pelicans.... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The paths are smooth, level and easy walking with strollers and or kids & dogs. The old boathouse is interesting. There are bathrooms conveniently located on the paths and porto-potties in the winter. The dog park was amazing; there are three separate enclosures; one for small (<30#). one for large (and or small) dogs and one on the lake where... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love riding my bike around the lake every Tuesday evening throughout the year! It's also a great place for a family stroll and picnic - bring your own food.

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Thank BuckeyeJeff1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

While it's a little hard to get around in a vehicle, the pathways for walking and cycling go all around the lake with some very pretty views. most are off of the main roads so you don't have to deal with vehicles and while some are a little bumpy in places, most are very well kept.

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Thank Steve F
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This a wonderful and huge natural place to walk, run, fish, or just chill. There is a huge and beautiful lake. It is a dog friendly place.

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Thank Sandra B
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Plenty of paved trails suitable to walking, bike riding, jogging, and dog walking. Between the lake, natural areas, lovely homes, and people and dogs, there was much to keep our morning walk interesting.

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Thank Aquafan5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you like the outdoors you will find almost all of it here. If you follow the trail around the lake, it is almost 10 miles. If you deviate a little bit but still in the vecinity, it will be slightly over 10 miles. You can ride your bike, roller blade, jog, walk, sail, row, or simply go to one... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I ride around this lake about 3 times a week. Really nice. I usually take the road as a cyclist to avoid all the walkers, runners and Skaters that use the paths. There are a couple other paths off this one if you want to go for a longer ride. The Creek Trail and The Santa Fe Trail. If you... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great to relax, quiet surroundings, you can walk, run, bike, picnic, let the kids play, watch birds (parakeets, pelicans, etc.), spot turtles, or just sit on a bench and look at the water. There are restrooms in at least one place and several parking lots, so you can choose whatever location to start your trip.

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