Complete with a spring-fed lake, trails through the forest, and quiet, secluded campgrounds, Cleburne State Park offers visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of nearby Fort Worth. With plenty of outdoor activity for the whole family, visitors may engage in kayaking, fishing, swimming, no-wake boating, hiking, biking, geocaching, and observing nature.
The park, surrounding the 116-acre Cedar Lake, includes a boat ramp and offers fishing gear available for rental. Trails through the park range in length and difficulty, from easy and leisurely to challenging and strenuous. All campsites come equipped with water and electricity.
The park also offers screened shelters and cabins available, as well as Cedar Lodge, which is reservable for group events for the day, and a group camping area complete with dining hall and barracks. The Cleburne State Park is open daily from 7 AM through 10 PM and costs $5 per day for adults. Children under 12 are free. Reservations can be made in advance by calling the park office by phone or through the park’s website.
Just like all other Texas State Parks, Cleburne State Park does not allow pets inside any buildings. Remember, if you take your pet camping or hiking with you, always come prepared with waste bags and plenty of water for yourself and your pet. Not all areas or trails are suitable for dogs’ paws, and always be respectful of posted rules and other park guests.
Never bring aggressive dogs or unvaccinated puppies, or allow your dog to be a nuisance to others. For the safety of your pet and the protection of local wildlife, dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet in length at all times. And always be sure to clean up after yourself and your pet. If you’re near Fort Worth, Cleburne State Park is a beautiful, peaceful place to spend the day or the weekend with your family and pet.