Cedar Hill State Park in Cedar Hill, TX is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Metroplex. Just 10 miles from Dallas, the natural setting of the park's 1,826 acres and the 7,500 acre Joe Pool Lake leave you feeling you have left the city much further behind. Some folks find relaxing in Cedar Hill State Park is all about fishing and boating in Joe Pool Lake. Others come for the camping, birdwatching, or to enjoy an afternoon barbeque. Then there are the mountain bikers and hikers who relax by exploring the park's trails. All of these activities are well supported by the facilities Cedar Hill State Park provides for visitors: more than 300 campsites, hundreds of picnic tables and barbeque grilles, the Joe Pool Marina, miles of biking and hiking trails, and preserved natural habitats that support a diverse flora and fauna.
In addition to the many recreational opportunities at Cedar Hill State Park you can also learn about local Texas history by touring the Penn Farm Agricultural Center. Farming in Cedar Hill, TX dates back to the first European settler of the property, John Penn, who first arrived in Texas in 1854. Self-guided and guided tours of the agricultural center allow visitors to discover how Texas family farms once operated and how they have changed over the last century and half.
Cedar Hill State Park is just one of a number of public facilities that are located on the shores of Joe Pool Lake: Britton Park, Loyd Park (Lloyd Park), Lynn Creek Park, and Lynn Park Marina are all managed by the city of Grand Prairie, TX. The numerous parks, two marinas, and Joe Pool Lake collectively offer outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities for the many visitors that flock to the area from Dallas and Fort Worth.
Cedar Hill State Park Fees
Per person (children 12 and under are not charged) - $7 per day, for day use, $5 per day for overnight stays. The park gate opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
Clicking on the link above will take you to a webpage that covers all you need to know about camping in Cedar Hill State Park. Here are a few quick facts: Campsites with electric and water hook ups (350 sites) are $25 - $30 per night. There is a limit of 8 people per campsite and the camping fees do not include the per-person entrance fees. There are also 30 hike-in primitive campsites that cost $10 per night. There is a drop box where you can deposit your entrance and camping fees if you arrive at Cedar Hill State Park after closing hours.
Day Use Facilities
Group Picnic Pavilion (capacity 100): $100 per day.
Group Picnic Pavilion (capacity 50): $100 per day.
Joe Pool Marina - 235 wet slips with available dry boat storage. Fees vary - call 972-299-9010.
Annual Marina Access fee: $45
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Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
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