Cedar Hill State Park

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Cedar Hill State Park
Cedar hill state park perch pond.jpg
Wetlands area in Cedar Hill State Park
Map showing the location of Cedar Hill State Park
Map showing the location of Cedar Hill State Park
Map showing the location of Cedar Hill State Park
Map showing the location of Cedar Hill State Park
LocationDallas County, Texas
Nearest cityDallas
Coordinates32°36′21″N 96°59′57″W / 32.60583°N 96.99917°W / 32.60583; -96.99917Coordinates: 32°36′21″N 96°59′57″W / 32.60583°N 96.99917°W / 32.60583; -96.99917
Area1,826 acres (739 ha)
Established1982
Governing bodyTexas Parks and Wildlife Department

Cedar Hill State Park is located on FM 1382 and the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake in Cedar Hill, Texas (USA), ten miles southwest of Dallas. The park was acquired in 1982 and was opened in 1991. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates the 1,826-acre (739 ha) park.[1]

Cedar Hill State Park has two available camping areas, a boat ramp, a small picnic area, and two fishing jetties.[2]

Features[edit]

Nature[edit]

The park lies at the intersection of two ecosystems: rolling tallgrass prairie and limestone escarpment. It features over 200 species of birds, as well as various mammals and fish in Joe Pool Lake.[3] The area has over 4 miles of hiking trails in addition to the DORBA trails.

Penn Farm Agricultural History Center[edit]

The Penn Farm Agricultural History Center is located within the boundaries. The farm has reconstructed and historic buildings from the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century.[4]

DORBA Mountain Bike Trail[edit]

Designed, built and maintained by the Dallas Off-Road Bike Association (DORBA), this trail is 12 miles long and consists of three concentric paths — 3 miles (Short), 8 miles (Middle), and 12 miles (Outer).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cedar Hill State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  2. ^ "Cedar Hill State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  3. ^ "Cedar Hill State Park Nature — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  4. ^ "Cedar Hill State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-11-12.

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