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White Rock Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 74 photos

White Rock is a small suburb of Dallas County 10 miles north of downtown Dallas. When it was established in the late 1840’s it had a post office and little else. By 1900 with only a population of 7, it was no longer listed on the Map of Dallas. Today it is the largest public recreation area in Dallas attracting joggers, cyclists, boaters, fishermen and families all year round. White Rock Park covers an area of 2,115 acres, 1,077 acres if that is lake surface. It was been described in its early days as the ‘soft soul of the city’.

White Rock Lake is the centrepiece of the park. It is a manmade reservoir which was created in 1911 when White Rock Creek was dammed. The shoreline takes up 9 ½ miles and there is more than 1,000 wooded acres which provides a sanctity for animal and plant life. Amongst the oaks, pecan, sweet gum and cottonwoods are around 33 species of mammals living there not to mention the rattlesnakes, turtles, lizards, frogs etc. There is also no less than 217 species of birds residing on or near the lake. Fishermen have a field day with 19 kinds of fish who swim these waters.

A lot of the park facilities were constructed during the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. There are bridges, playgrounds, drinking water fountains, restrooms, and picnic pavilions with more than 200 picnic tables being provided.

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  • Last visit to White Rock: Nov 2002
  • Intro Updated Feb 14, 2008
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    Oh my, love the historical homes, fountains, sculptures, and those beautiful gardens are stunning. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2005 at 6:02 AM

    Wonderful page and travelogues!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 9:38 AM

    I am no expert on the US, but 'Mount Vernon' in Texas!!!!! No surely not I thought. Then I read on :-), very interesting fact and great that the bathhouse was restored, I hate for these lovely buildings to be neglected.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2003 at 11:42 PM

    Very Lovely calm place! Beautiful page dear Keewee!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2003 at 2:15 AM

    Usual quality research with matching photos.

  • btex's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2003 at 2:46 PM

    hey keewee! nice white rock photos!

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2003 at 7:28 PM

    Great update Keewee...What a gorgeous place!!!! Mount Vernon is spectacular... Woww.. Lovely travelogues..;-))

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2002 at 6:02 PM

    Very interesting place to visit.Beautiful pictures on travelogues!! thanks.

  • serge_fortin2001's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2002 at 9:03 PM

    miss??? congratulations, you work hard on your pages thanks

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