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About Cedar Hill State Park
Campgrounds in Cedar Hill
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...
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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!
History of Cedar Hill State Park
In 1854, John Anderson Penn settled in the rugged, cedar-covered hills of southwest Dallas County - an area known as the Cedar Mountains. Today, remnants of the original Penn Farm survive intact in the confines of Cedar Hill State Park. Cedar Hill State Park is a 1,826-acre urban nature preserve located on the 7,500-acre Joe Pool Reservoir. The park's proximity to major metropolitan cities makes it an ideal destination for families that want to enjoy the great outdoors without spending precious time driving. The ruggedness and scenic beauty of the area, combined with over 100 miles of shoreline and opportunities for water-based recreation, make the park a popular attraction. The Metroplex skyline reflects on Joe Pool at night, adding to the relaxing atmosphere. The park was acquired in 1982 and was opened in 1991.