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Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill

#87 of 149 in Nature in Texas
Cedar Hill State Park is located on FM 1382 and the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake in Cedar Hill, Texas (USA), ten miles southwest of Dallas. The park was acquired in 1982 and was opened in 1991. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates the 1826acre park.Cedar Hill State Park has 355 camping sites in five camping areas as well as boat ramps, picnic areas, swimming areas, and fishing jetties.FeaturesPenn Farm Agricultural History CenterThe Penn Farm Agricultural History Center is located within the boundaries. The farm has reconstructed and historic buildings from the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century.DORBA Mountain Bike TrailDesigned, built and maintained by DORBA, this trail is 12 miles long and consists of three concentric paths-- 3 miles, 8 miles and 12 miles .
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  • We have been coming here to camp and bike since they opened. It’s super convenient to Dallas but there are some issues: 1) Park roads have not been maintained 2) Campsite pads are not maintained 3) Re...  more »
  • The park is in need of repair and it looks like it is slowly being renovated. Bring your supplies with you as they have knocked down the marina and bait shop. The ants are a big problem. SPRAY Everyth...  more »
  • I read the reviews and Yes...Argentinan Ants are a problem. Pack some spray and there is no problem. They dont bite but they get into everything. The bathrooms wrre clean and the showers are good. Thi...  more »
  • There's $7 charge per person for daily entry. One of my favorite place for day hike, there's 3,8 & 12 miles hike/Mountain biking trails, connected together, will take me about 4 hours to do the 8 miles hike. There's also bike wash station & restroom near by the trail entrance, take a lot water with you, i recommend the take a camera NOT a smart phone for the beautiful view that you will see, most the trail will be cover by shade but sun screen will be better, Hiking shoe, long sleeve shirt and pant are good to wear, there's some up hill hike so be ready. Mountain biking there's 3 levels I had done the 3 miles easy level long time ago, Will add my review next time I go biking, Enjoy your hike and be safe,
  • Coyote crossing area is cool. Some spots by water. $30 for just pitching up a hammock which is a little high but worth it. Bathrooms, showers are clean. Boat Marina is closed permanently I believe. I return any time I go through cedar Hill for work. Friendly staff. Not too nosey (peaceful) compared to other campgrounds.
  • The staff were extremely professional and courteous, but that is the only good thing I have to say about this state park. There is only one trail open in the whole park, and it is heavily used by mountain bikers. All fishing was off limits. It was impossible to escape the constant sounds of traffic, which really took away from the experience. I have been to multiple state parks, and this one ranks at the very bottom due to lack of accessibility, and location.
  • LOVED IT! 7 dust is good for ants a little goes a long way. Staff are wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. Stop by!! Sunsets are beautiful!!
  • I didn't heed the warnings of all the other posts...mostly because we have camped here before with no ant problems. Guess the ants are winning, now. DON'T GO. THE ANTS LITERALLY TAKE OVER YOUR RIG. Ours was Infested within half a day! I hate to even write this review because the bike trails are beloved by my boys :(.

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