Up North, the wind is howling and the snow falls by the foot. But here in the heart of Texas, the maelstrom is far away. The late afternoon sun shines warmly on the gently rippled lake as a flotilla of stately Pelicans sets sail for Sunset Bay. Refined dining awaits.
Hello. I’m Arthur Pelican, travel editor for KRTR, Critter Radio. I’ve come here to White Rock Lake to sample the amenities and meet the guests at one of the finest avian winter resorts in Dallas.
Nestled amid grasslands, wetlands and woodlands, this 1,015-acre jewel is the perfect escape from the cold and snow for the discriminating critter.
Amenities include endless opportunities for water recreation, numerous docks and piers for sunbathing, and a variety of fine cuisine.
In addition, the Lake’s location northeast of Big D offers an abundance of urban culture and nightlife within easy proximity.
White Rock Lake is fed by White Rock Creek, a 30-mile creek that joins the Trinity River south of the Lake. The Creek and the Lake get their name from the white Austin chalk that makes up the streambed and banks. Large rocks of weathered chalk pepper the shores of the Lake.
A popular highlight of the Lake is a large water park called the Spillway.
Drought can put a damper on recreation, but not this year. There is no shortage of water in which to play, thanks to recent drenching rains. The Spillway fairly gushes with the precious liquid.
Down the wide shallows of the Upper Spillway and around an island, water then streams over the elaborate Stair Steps of the Lower Spillway. And on to the Trinity River, 8 miles downstream.
Some birds prefer their solitude; for them the quaint coves of White Rock Lake offer the serenity they seek.
But for the many who enjoy the social whirlwind, there is no shortage of prominent points and expansive bays where the feathered flock can see and be seen.
Posh clubs abound, where singles can mingle, and perhaps become pairs…
Or… Perhaps a gentleman simply wishes a hideaway to escape over-ardent suitors!
Whatever their tastes in dining and entertainment, be it lively fellowship or peaceful seclusion, rest assured the cultured critter will find it here at White Rock Lake.
Just tell them Arthur Pelican from KRTR Critter Radio sent you. Bon voyage!