Cedar Hill State Park on Joe Pool Lake

Man with FishCamping, Hiking, Kayaking & So Much More!

Located on beautiful Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill State Park is one of the most visited parks in Texas consisting of 1,826 acres of rugged, natural beauty reminiscent of the Texas hill country. If was not for the amazing views of the Dallas and Fort Worth skylines, visitors easily forget they are in the largest urban park in the state and the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation.

Whether you want to take the boat out, go fishing, swim, or kayak, the 7,500 acre Joe Pool Lake is the place! But it's not all about the lake. The surrounding area's superb natural beauty and proximity to other attractions draw visitors from all over the country.

The park features:

  • A 25-acre agricultural history center
  • Hike and bike trails
  • Lakeside picnic sites
  • Numerous fishing piers
  • Over 350 mostly wooded campsites
  • A swimming area

White crappie, largemouth bass, and catfish are the main sport fish around Joe Pool Lake, but sunfish are also present and very catchable.

Penn Farm Agricultural History CenterA Beautiful Look at Farm Life Long Ago

Penn Farm Agricultural History Center pays tribute to the disappearing Texas family farm and affords a glimpse into agrarian history when farm machinery took the place of the horse and mule. The farm is open seven days a week to self-guided tours (PDF). Special, guided tours are available for schools and other groups by calling 972-291-5940.

We Will Not Be TamedWe Will Not Be Tamed

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation is raising awareness and encouraging all Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state. "We Will Not Be Tamed" calls you to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit, and why we should be inspired to conserve it.

Learn about the incredible Texas outdoorsmen and women who are standing with us to tell their stories at the We Will Not Be Tamed website.