Description

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
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
77 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Electricity hookups
Max size unknown
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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

Boating

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

Fishing

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

Hiking

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

Paddling

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.

Swimming

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Shady Ridge Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
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Hipcamper Eric
Eric C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
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.

Sunset over Joe Pool Lake from Shady Ridge
Hipcamper Eric
Eric C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
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!

Sunset over Joe Pool Lake from Shady Ridge
Hipcamper Maximilian Q.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2018
Hipcamper Scooter H.
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April 30th, 2018
Hipcamper Paul B.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2017
Park
Cedar Hill State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(972) 291-3900
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
32.636° N, 96.975° W
$25/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 77 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)