White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake, which celebrated its Centennial in 2011, is enjoyed by more than 1 million visitors a year. This urban oasis, once the main water source for the city of Dallas, is a beautiful setting to hike and bike, sail, kayak, bird watch, picnic, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. Land for the lake was purchased in 1910, the dam and spillway were completed in 1911, and the lake was filled three years later. Much of the unique architecture at White Rock Lake was due to the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that began in 1935.