When you are camping at Cedar Hill State Park you are right in the middle of the city, but surrounded by nature! This park is the perfect getaway for your family and friends because you don’t have to travel far away from “modern” life to get the escape you want. You’re only 10 miles from Dallas, but you’d think you were much farther away.
Located in Cedar Hill, Texas, this park offers lots to do for families of all ages, interests, and abilities. You can fish in the lake by boat or on a pier, let your kids feel the thrill of catching a fish in the perch pond, kayak and canoe on the water, camp, hike, go birding, or find the park’s hidden geocaches. If you are just interested in a day visit, you can set up shop at one of the many picnic tables and barbecue grills located throughout the park. If you want to get in some exercise, work up a sweat on the hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking trails.
Another very fun and historical part of Cedar Hill SP is the Penn Farm Agricultural Center, which dates back to the 1850s. Remnants of structures from the original Penn Farm are still intact within and Park Rangers provide tours of the area, but you can also do a self-guided tour any time the park is open. The farm gives you a glimpse into agricultural history when farms operated with less complex machinery than is used today.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
- Adult: $7 a day
- Child (12 and under): Free
- State Park Pass: Free for everyone in your vehicle (get more info about the pass here)
- picnic (individual and group picnic sites)
- camping (water/electric)
- primitive camping/ backpacking
- mountain biking
- bird watching
- swimming at the beach
- Kayak and Mountain Bike Rentals (March through October)
- Joe Pool Marina
- Penn Farm Agricultural Center
Cedar Hill Overview