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Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a nice park. Unfortunately, a lot of the park is currently closed due to the bad weather that the area has suffered over the last year. The park staff was super friendly and the park ranger wh...  read more »
  • We purchased our RV a few months ago and Labor Day weekend was the first time we tried Cedar Hill State Park. Really wanted to like it since it's close to home for a weekend getaway. Unfortunately it ...  read more »
  • Cedar Hill State Park is a great place for day hikes, boating in Joe Poole Lake, and camping. They have great hiking and mountain biking trails. The camp grounds do have RV Hook-ups. You can bring you...  read more »
  • Beautiful state park, friendly and helpful ranger staff. Some of the trailer camping spots are pretty small, a 20' trailer would hang into the road - but there are hundreds of campsites, both waterfront/view and interior. Bathroom and shower facilities are adequate but not the cleanest and not well stocked with necessities like toilet paper. Horrible bug problem in the building - roaches and ants everywhere. At the campsite, we had to spread DE around the trailer to keep the ants out. A large part of the park is STILL closed - from flooding that occurred in May, 2015! Seriously, I get that the state park works on a budget but wow. Their website cautions about closures and mentions specific campsite areas, the marina and store but NEVER mentions that the swimming area is closed! We ended up paying an additional $10 a day to swim at Lynn Creek Park.
  • I try to hike the DORBA trail a couple times a month. They have 3-, 8-, and 12-mile loops, but the 12-mile loop has been closed every time I've been. Following the signs for the 12-mile loop ends up being about 8 miles. Make sure to call ahead if it has been raining as many of the trails will be closed if there has been a lot of rain.
  • Great place to get away, but still close enough to run into town for supplies if needed. Now that the lake levels are back up this is our go to place. Love the sites, lots of privacy. My husband enjoys the fishing. There's a spot in the back of the park that hosts events too, check their calendar.
  • Visually stunning and full of Pokestops. Unfortunately there are a few areas once open to the public that are now closed. Great for hiking and biking of all levels, camping, kayaking, canoing, and just relaxing. 7 dollar entry per adult, but 70 buys an annual pass that allows a carload of people.
  • Very nice state park for those living in the DFW area. It's the closest park in the metroplex. There is plenty of trails to hike and plenty of places to jump in the lake for a swim. The park has both primitive hike in campsites and drive up campsites with water and electricity.
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