At the farthest north end of the central part of the park sits Shady Ridge campground, which boasts 78 sites each replete with water and electric hookups. A few campsites sit close to a lakeside fishing area, while lucky site 41 has almost direct access to the Overlook Trail. ###
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
77 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Cedar Hill State Park offers some of the best biking trails in North Texas. The DORBA trail, named after the Dallas Off Road Bi...Read more


Joe Pool Lake is definitely the main attraction at Cedar Hill State Park. At 7,500 acres, there's plenty of room to explore and...Read more


Rent a boat or bring your own and try your hand at catching some of the white crappie, largemouth bass, catfish, or sunfish tha...Read more


There are four trails in Cedar Hill State Park, three of which are reserved for hikers. To get a nice view of Joe Pool Lake, hi...Read more


Take in Cedar Hill State Park from the shoreline and rent a kayak or canoe at one of the two rental spots at Joe Pool Lake.


If you're looking to escape the Dallas summer heat, dive into Joe Pool Lake in Cedar Hill State Park. Bring fixins for the gril...Read more

Wildlife watching

Cedar Hill State Park is a bird watcher's paradise with almost 200 different species of birds living in the park. Migratory bir...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Shady Ridge Campground.

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Eric C.
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January 21st, 2015

If you are looking for a great weekend getaway but don't have a lot of time to getaway, this is your place. Cedar Hill is right in the middle of DFW but you are far enough out of the city to get some nature time. The historical farm has activities and programs for kids, and the hiking is not bad. My family loves this park for a quick getaway!

Hipcamper Eric
Eric C.
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January 21st, 2015

Site 58 backs up to the lake and is a good size and has more privacy than many of the sites at this park.

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October 16th, 2017
Cedar Hill State Park
United States
Phone Number
(972) 291-3900
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32.636° N, 96.975° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 77 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)