Though not far from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Cedar Hill State Park offers a furbulous natural paradise you and your pup will love! Sprawling over 1,800-acres along the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill offers everything to satisfy the outdoor adventurer.
Love hiking and biking? Take a trek along one of several trails that criss-cross the area with your leashed pup. Get a workout on the Overlook Trail, or check out the wildlife on the pond along the short Duck Pond Trail. Afterwards, stop for a rest or a meal in one of the picnic areas.
Spend the day or a weekend relaxing by the lake with your favorite pup by your side. Take out a boat for an afternoon on the water, or cast a line and try your luck at catching dinner. While there are swimming areas for the humans, dogs are prohibited from swimming or lounging on the land near designated swimming areas.
Campers will find pawrific accommodations at 350 campsites, all fully equipped with water and electricity, and restrooms with hot showers. Some are equipped with sewer hookups, and several are even ADA-accessible. Alternatively, you can also hike to more primitive campgrounds if you and your pooch want to get away from it all.
While there is lots of terrain your pup is free to explore, on a 6-foot leash at all times of course, there are some restrictions. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings or swimming areas. Bring enough water to share, though you can always refill any bottles at the restrooms. Always have clean-up bags with you, and promptly pick up after your pooch. Your dog should also have a current rabies vaccination, with tags or proof of inoculation on hand.
Access to the park is free for children under 12 years of age, but adults will need to pay $7. If you plan on staying overnight, there is also a $5 fee. Fees for campsites range from $10 to $30 per night.
Satisfy the explorer in your dog with a trip to the Cedar Hill State Park today!