To visit this lake, you'll have exert a little effort, and it can be tricky for newcomers.
The park's official
address is 7550 E. Spring Street, and to reach this part of the large park, you have to enter the park through an entrance on the north
side of Spring Street (they charge you $5 just to get in).
But then, once inside the park, head north, navigating a maze
of park roads, past other lakes, then through an underpass (that goes below
Wardlow Road), before finally emerging on the north side of Wardlow.
After you emerge
from that underpass, make a right and head east, then turn left and head north a short distance and you'll
find the parking lot on the west side of the lake.
To make it easier
for you to find the lake, if you want to visit the park, I've included
a mapwith the driving route inside the
park marked in red. Click here to see it.
A. In previous seasons, I've
usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the 6th season, though,
I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode aired, I
already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Ellen, Susan, Joel, Julie, Geoff,Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
who lives next to El Dorado Park, let me know when they were filming
here. And she reported that they were setting up by the upper
lake, near Lumen's cabin. (Thanks, Kerry!)