On the Water

White Rock Lake offers many opportunities to get out on the water. Visitors should be aware that outboard motors on the lake can be no more than 10.5 HP. Boats with larger motors, however, can navigate the lake using their trolling motors.


If sailing is your game, visit the White Rock Boat Club or the Corinthian Sailing Club, both on the east side of the lake.

The Corinthian Sailing Club was chartered in 1939 to promote the sport of sailing and sailboat racing in North Texas. The club holds Sunday afternoon races, Wednesday evening races through the summer, club sponsored regattas held year-round, and several major annual regattas. It also sponsors many social activities, teaches adult sailing, and supports an active youth program.

The White Rock Boat Club was founded in 1961 by a group of avid racing enthusiasts and boat builders in Dallas. The club offers sailing classes, fleet racing and regattas, and parties for members who own sailboats, kayaks and canoes.


The calm waters of White Rock Lake are perfect for rowing. Aspiring crew members need look no further than the White Rock Boathouse for the best recreational and competitive rowing on the lake.

The White Rock Boathouse, based in three buildings on the southwest shore of the lake, provides rowing lessons and offers members access to a fleet of nearly 40 boats, predominantly single, open water shells and skiffs.  Doubles and quads are also available. Boats are available for use, by reservation, by any boathouse member.

The Boathouse is also home to rowing programs at Southern Methodist University and Jesuit, as well as the White Rock Boathouse Juniors and the White Rock Boathouse Masters.


White Rock offers great fishing, with plenty of Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, and White Crappie just waiting to be caught. Anglers need to purchase a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department fishing license, available at most tackle stores and at Wal-Mart.

Canoeing/Kayaking/Paddle Boards

Because high-powered motorboats are prohibited on the lake, it’s heaven for canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Not only are kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding fun, but they’re great workouts too!

White Rock Paddle Company offers a variety of canoes, kayaks and paddle boards available for rent. Kayak Power provides rental kayaks. Both companies also offer lessons.