Introduction to Lake Dallas, Texas
Lake Dallas History
The area where Lake Dallas is located has been inhabited since 1852. The availability of timber, farmland, and water in the region contributed to its development. It was initially referred to as a French settlement. In 1881, the name was changed to Garza. The community residents adopted the name Lake Dallas after annexing the lake and the city was incorporated in 1965. The population increased as the region between Denton and Dallas developed and the city continues to grow because of its reputation as a resort destination.
Lake Dallas and Nearby Attractions
- Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
- Dallas Childrens Museum
- National Museum of Communications
- Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
- Acton State Historic Site
Things To Do In Lake Dallas
The place where Elizabeth Crockett, the second wife of Davy Crockett was buried, is located at the Acton State Historic Site. The Dallas Children's Museum features a dairy farm, an arts district, a grocery store, and a technology center. The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods often hosts weddings during the weekends. The design of the chapel was provided by O'Neil Ford. The 4-acre Heritage Farmstead Museum features an 1891 Victorian farmhouse, a windmill, gardens and row crops. The Cedar Hill State Park offers opportunities for camping, boating, and picnicking, and it also houses the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center.
Lake Dallas Transportation
Dallas/Fort Worth International is the nearest airport.
Lake Dallas Higher Education
Texas Woman's University, University of North Texas, and Brookhaven College are situated close to Lake Dallas.