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Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill

#84 of 150 in Nature in Texas
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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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123 reviews
  • So, I'm going to let it rip.. I read reviews prior to making my reservation and now realize that this needs to be said.. it was awful... My first RV camping trip to a Texas state park. I was totally e...  more »
  • The park is large and full of wildlife however, there are some things to consider before heading to this park. The marina, some of the camping areas, the swimming area, trails, etc. are closed which w...  more »
  • Cedar Hill State Park is run down. The Park still has not made repairs, maintenance not clean up from the flood (which occurred a few years ago). the swim beach is not open nor is there a camp store, ...  more »
  • It's a truly beautiful park, there are plenty of hiking trails of various distance/strain levels so no matter how much time or stamina you have there's a trail for you! Also the lake is lovely, and fun to wade in. There are often many different kinds of wild flowers in bloom as well, including fields of Blue Bonnets in the spring. My whole family, including the dog, love this park.
  • Stayed 3 days, great place and amazing family getaway, you are given a spot but when you go through and don't like your assigned spot you can choose any empty spot you see. Where we camped hardly anyone was around us, and people we did see we're extremely nice even the park rangers. Only reason I give it 4 out 5 is because of the ant problem, they are literally everywhere, will be all over your grill, tent, picnic table, and to my horror even got a million of them that found my kids crumbs on the floorboard in the backseat of my car, if you are really careful and don't leave food out...anywhere....they are manageable at least, but be prepared for them, and my mosquito repellent seemed to work great at keeping them away from certain areas. They never did bite or sting, and to be fair they make it quite​ clear on the website and have flyers in the office warning about the ants, I really hope they get it worked out it is an amazing place! UPDATE: The ants have now followed me home via my car, I checked today and they are now setting up shop and made 2 nests so far in my front lawn....I hope I don't start seeing them in my house now, when they say invasive species they aren't kidding...
  • We stayed here on a recent trip up to Dallas and we greatly enjoyed the location. They are doing a lot of construction so once that is done things will be even better but the sites are nice and private and it is a state park that offers 50 amps and sewer hook ups. The location is not as central as you might like but for the price it is nice and close to Dallas. We went into the Deep Ellum area and it only took us 20 minutes which is not bad.
  • Pretty sad that their swimming beach has been closed since 2015. This is the closest State park to the DFW area. I guess it was more important to fix the driveway from the hwy instead of fixing the swimming area. Then to not have it listed in the alert that the good swimming area is closed because we are supposed to call to see if all the areas are open. We have spent a lot of time here in the past but we will not be back until the swimming area is open.
  • The staff is very nice and it's a very quite and beautiful place to camp but they have a major ant problem,the restrooms smell and have lots of ants and spiders in them,the swimming beach is closed, and all the trails are closed. This park would be at the bottom of my list of parks I have been too.There are much better parks in Texas.

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