White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake is a reservoir located in north-east Dallas, Texas. The lake was formed by damming White Rock Creek, which today widens into the lake before continuing south out of the spillway and emptying into the Trinity River. White Rock is one of the most heavily used parks in the Dallas Park system and is the location of many special events and runs. White Rock Lake offers a variety of active and passive activity options and is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting. A volunteer group For the Love of the Lake leads programs and coordinates opportunities to preserve and enhance the lake as an urban oasis. Try the 9-mile hike-and-bike trail or visit the Audubon Society bird-watching area. You can fish for catfish, sunfish and bass (license required; call 214-670-4100 for a city permit).
Have a pup? Take him to the White Rock Dog Park. This park is the first city dog park in the City of Dallas and opened in 2001. They are closed on Mondays for clean up but Tuesday through Sunday they are opened from 5am – 11pm.
Lake Ray Hubbard
Lake Ray Hubbard is one of the largest lakes in north Texas spanning 22,000 acres. This recreational lake is great for fishing, skiing, relaxing, and recreational boating. There are numerous parks located around the lake all of which you can find detailed information on this site. There are plenty of nice beaches, hiking and biking trails, and other outdoor activities. Lake Ray Hubbard was impounded in 1968. The lake is located east of Dallas in Collin, Dallas, Rockwall and Kaufman counties, on the East Fork of the Trinity River. Predominant fish species include white and hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, channel and blue catfish, and white crappie. Hybrid striped bass and blue catfish have become the most abundant sport fish in the lake in the last few years.
One of the most popular attractions at the lake is Rockwall Harbor. This waterfront entertainment center has great dining, shopping, live music, movies, walkways along the harbor, beautiful sunsets, and more. Want to set sail? Sail with Scott offers daily group, shared and private sailing cruises on a catamaran, a powerboat or a racing trimaran. There is no camping around Lake Ray Hubbard, but Robertson Park is a large day-use area with excellent bank fishing access and two boat ramps. Ramps and other services are available at other city parks and private marinas around the lake.
This is one of the largest lakes in north Texas spanning 29,000 acres with 233 miles of shoreline. This recreational lake is great for fishing, skiing, swimming, relaxing, and recreational boating. There are numerous parks located around the lake all of which you can find detailed information on this site. There are plenty of nice beaches, campgrounds, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and other outdoor activities. For more information on Lake Lewisville you can also visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. One of most popular things to do on lake Lewisville is to go to Party Cove.
If you’re itching to get on a boat this Summer, check out Discover Boating to find places to rent boats, find boating tips and boating programs in the area.