White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas is a wonderful example of biodiversity in the midst of urban sprawl. The objective of this blog is to promote White Rock Lake as a destination, to capture the essence and beauty of the lake, and to portray it as the living, breathing organism that it is.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
White Rock Lake, Dallas – a Hidden Gem
White Rock Lake in Dallas is an Urban Oasis
White Rock Lake is truly a hidden gem. So many people have
lived in and around Dallas for many years, and have no idea whatsoever as to
the existence of this tranquil lake.
The lake is fed by White Rock Creek, a tributary of the Trinity
River, and is located in East Dallas. It is surrounded by an impressive trail
used by cyclists, runners, walkers and in-line skaters.
White Rock Lake offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, including sailing
Apart from running and cycling, the lake offers a wide
variety of outdoor activities that include fishing, picnic and barbeque areas, sailing, rowing, bird watching, and offers a multitude of opportunities for photographers.
The lake is a wonderful place for families to enjoy some
time together, or for people just wanting to commune with nature or meditate. There's lots to see as well, such as the beautifully restored historicFilter House, or the art deco-style Boathouse built in 1930.
And if you do decide to picnic in the park, please have the courtesy to clean up after yourself!
Please clean up after yourself!
The bird life is nothing short of spectacular, with over 217
species of birds, including pelicans, coots, sea gulls, terns and all kinds of
ducks and waterfowl. White Rock Lake is on the migration route from Canada to Mexico and many
migrating birds stop over at the lake on their long journey.
A pair of Mallard ducks foraging for food in Sunset Bay
The objective of this blog is to promote White Rock Lake as a destination, to capture the essence and beauty of the
lake, and to portray it as the living, breathing organism that it is.