TPWD District Fisheries Office

6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76114
(817) 732-0761
Rafe Brock, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

Nearby State Parks


White Rock Lake

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics

Lake Characteristics

Location: In the City of Dallas on White Rock Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River
Surface area: 1,088 acres
Maximum depth: 20 feet
Impounded: 1910

Water Conditions

Conservation Pool Elevation: 458 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Dallas
Parks and Recreation Department
830 East Lawther
Dallas, Texas 75218
(214) 670-8281

Aquatic Vegetation

Sparse submerged vegetation with stands of bulrush and water willow in several areas around the lake

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Maps of the lake and surrounding park area can be obtained at the city parks and recreation office (214) 670-8281.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations. This lake has a 9.9-horsepower limit on boat motors; anglers may use electric trolling motors.

Angling Opportunities
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass       yes
Catfish   yes    
Crappie       yes
Fishing Cover/Structure

Fishing piers and reed beds

Tips & Tactics

Largemouth bass are found around structure like the reed beds, mouths of creeks, and up Dickson Branch. Fishing in White Rock Creek in the spring for white crappie is a sure bet.