Cedar Hill State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife

Cedar Hill State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife This state park is a convenient escape into the Great Outdoors right in middle of the Metroplex. Excellent fishing and hiking, historic Penn Farm, DFW's best mountain bike trail, and much more are waiting for you at Cedar Hill State Park!
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You are encouraged to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We expect comments generally to be courteous. To that end, comments are reviewed according to the following guidelines. We reserve the discretion to remove comments that:
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Operating as usual

Guess who is turning 30 this year!? 🤚 Send us some of your favorite photos and memories! ¿¡Adivina quién cumplirá 30 est...
06/10/2021

Guess who is turning 30 this year!? 🤚 Send us some of your favorite photos and memories!

¿¡Adivina quién cumplirá 30 este año !? 🤚 ¡Envíanos algunas de tus fotos y recuerdos favoritos!

Guess who is turning 30 this year!? 🤚 Send us some of your favorite photos and memories!

¿¡Adivina quién cumplirá 30 este año !? 🤚 ¡Envíanos algunas de tus fotos y recuerdos favoritos!

06/09/2021

Our trails remain closed. Due to the all the rain received it is likely the trails will need just a little more time to dry out.

The Penn Farm area is open and is great for a walk! It is a little less than 1 mile but is a great option if you are looking to walk around.

Our South boat ramp will remain closed until further notice. We have not been notified of if/when Joe Pool Lake will be releasing some water as they are flooded down from us as well.

Thank you for your continued support and patience! We can't wait to see you all on our trails/ramps soon. :)

Timeline Photos
06/09/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy 50th anniversary to Texas State Park Police! Since 1971, these law enforcement officers have been responsible for the safety, security, and protection of Texas State Parks and the 10 million people who visit our parks every year. Learn more about these special officers at http://bit.ly/SPPOCelebrate50Years

#TXStateParks Texas Parks and Wildlife Department State Park Police

06/01/2021

Our Boat Ramps are closed due to high water.
Updated: 6/1/2021

05/30/2021

We are SOLD OUT of daily entrance passes for today May 30, 2021. Reservations will be required for entry into the park.

Our maintenance staff, natural resource specialist & park host took the boater pledge! - “I will always wear my life jac...
05/21/2021

Our maintenance staff, natural resource specialist & park host took the boater pledge! - “I will always wear my life jacket while boating or fishing, and encourage others to do the same! I’ll regularly respect my life jacket and keep it in good condition. I pledge to boat safely and responsibly - and to have fun!” 🛶

¡Nuestro personal de mantenimiento y los anfitriones del parque se comprometieron a ser navegantes! - “¡Siempre usaré mi chaleco salvavidas mientras navego o pescando, y le dire a otros qué hagan lo mismo! Regularmente respetaré mi chaleco salvavidas y lo mantendré en buenas condiciones. Me comprometo a navegar de manera segura y responsable, ¡y a divertirme!" 🛶

#lifejacket2work #safeboating Safe Boating Campaign #texasparksandwildlife #cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks

Our maintenance staff, natural resource specialist & park host took the boater pledge! - “I will always wear my life jacket while boating or fishing, and encourage others to do the same! I’ll regularly respect my life jacket and keep it in good condition. I pledge to boat safely and responsibly - and to have fun!” 🛶

¡Nuestro personal de mantenimiento y los anfitriones del parque se comprometieron a ser navegantes! - “¡Siempre usaré mi chaleco salvavidas mientras navego o pescando, y le dire a otros qué hagan lo mismo! Regularmente respetaré mi chaleco salvavidas y lo mantendré en buenas condiciones. Me comprometo a navegar de manera segura y responsable, ¡y a divertirme!" 🛶

#lifejacket2work #safeboating Safe Boating Campaign #texasparksandwildlife #cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks

🛶Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in ...
05/19/2021

🛶Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day on Friday, May 21, 2021. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. ⛵️

👉🏽 Here’s how to participate:
1. Wear a life jacket wherever you work
2. Snap a picture
3. Post the picture on social media with the hashtag #lifejacketatwork
4. Tag the Safe Boating Campaign (@boatingcampaign), @texasboatingandwatersafety and us!

#lifejacketatwork #texasparksandwildlife #txstateparks #cedarhillstatepark #safeboating

05/16/2021

🎶 Someone told me long ago
There's a calm before the storm
I know!
It's been comin' for sometime
When it's over, so they say
It'll rain on a sunny day 🎶

05/15/2021

We are sold out of day passes for today May 15, 2021. Reservations will be required for entry into the park. 🌿

🔈 We’re hiring! 🔈 The Park Operations Trainee position is designed to provide an avenue to obtain relevant experience to...
05/15/2021

🔈 We’re hiring! 🔈

The Park Operations Trainee position is designed to provide an avenue to obtain relevant experience to be competitive for future positions in park operations, such as: management, interpretation/education, administration, maintenance, resource protection, law enforcement, etc. 👉🏽 For more information follow the link below!

https://bit.ly/2ReEj46

#texasparksandwildlife #cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #hiring #parkoperationstrainee

🔈 We’re hiring! 🔈

The Park Operations Trainee position is designed to provide an avenue to obtain relevant experience to be competitive for future positions in park operations, such as: management, interpretation/education, administration, maintenance, resource protection, law enforcement, etc. 👉🏽 For more information follow the link below!

https://bit.ly/2ReEj46

#texasparksandwildlife #cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #hiring #parkoperationstrainee

05/14/2021
Community Relations

🌿We're hiring! 🌿 The Community Relations Specialist is responsible for developing and nurturing of relationships between Cedar Hill State Park and the surrounding community, to include the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area. 👉 For more details about this position and to fill out an application check out the link below.

https://bit.ly/3bqXFtq

Are you a team leader? An accounting whiz? The supervisor everyone wishes they had? Then you might just be the right fit...
05/13/2021

Are you a team leader? An accounting whiz? The supervisor everyone wishes they had? Then you might just be the right fit for our Office Manager position. Check out the details of the position below and follow the link to apply and for more information!

https://bit.ly/3uNPBdS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This position is responsible for the Park Headquarters Office Management and support functions at Cedar Hill State Park. Works closely with the Assistant Park Superintendent-Operations and Administration, as well as the Region 6 administrative staff. Functions as the office manager team lead. Performs advanced administrative support functions regarding human resources, revenue accounting, purchasing, budgeting, petty cash transactions, training, and other administrative procedures. Prepares daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Prepares special reports and correspondence, performs fiscal analysis and assists with budget preparation. Conducts training, supervises and directs clerical personnel and volunteers. Assists in managing concession financial and contract monitoring.

Are you a team leader? An accounting whiz? The supervisor everyone wishes they had? Then you might just be the right fit for our Office Manager position. Check out the details of the position below and follow the link to apply and for more information!

https://bit.ly/3uNPBdS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This position is responsible for the Park Headquarters Office Management and support functions at Cedar Hill State Park. Works closely with the Assistant Park Superintendent-Operations and Administration, as well as the Region 6 administrative staff. Functions as the office manager team lead. Performs advanced administrative support functions regarding human resources, revenue accounting, purchasing, budgeting, petty cash transactions, training, and other administrative procedures. Prepares daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Prepares special reports and correspondence, performs fiscal analysis and assists with budget preparation. Conducts training, supervises and directs clerical personnel and volunteers. Assists in managing concession financial and contract monitoring.

05/09/2021

We are sold out of day passes for today May 9, 2021. Reservations will be required for entry into the park. 🌿

Happy Mother’s Day! 🍃 Say hi to our park host moms working our gates at HQ today - Robin, Rosie and Lily! 😊 Feliz Día de...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day! 🍃 Say hi to our park host moms working our gates at HQ today - Robin, Rosie and Lily! 😊

Feliz Día de la Madres! 🍃 Saluda a las mamás anfitrionas de nuestro parque que trabajan en las puertas de la sede hoy: ¡Robin, Rosie y Lily! 😊

#cedarhillstatepark #texasparksandwildlife #txstateparks #mothersday #volunteers #parkhost

Happy Mother’s Day! 🍃 Say hi to our park host moms working our gates at HQ today - Robin, Rosie and Lily! 😊

Feliz Día de la Madres! 🍃 Saluda a las mamás anfitrionas de nuestro parque que trabajan en las puertas de la sede hoy: ¡Robin, Rosie y Lily! 😊

#cedarhillstatepark #texasparksandwildlife #txstateparks #mothersday #volunteers #parkhost

05/08/2021

We are sold out of day passes for today May 8, 2021. In order to gain entry into the park, you will need to have a reservation in place.

Castilleja indivisa, commonly known as Texas Indian Paintbrush, is an annual wildflower. In our park you’ll find these b...
05/08/2021

Castilleja indivisa, commonly known as Texas Indian Paintbrush, is an annual wildflower. In our park you’ll find these blooming along the roads near Talala Trail. 🍃

Castilleja indivisa, comúnmente conocida como Indian Paintbrush de Texas, es una flor silvestre anual. En nuestro parque, los encontrará floreciendo a lo largo de las carreteras cerca de Talala Trail. 🍃

#texasparksandwildlife #cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #wildflower #texasindianpaintbrush #indianpaintbrush #flora

05/08/2021

Today May 8, 2021 - The DORBA trail and TALALA trail are open. Duck Pond Trail is closed.

Reminder to reserve your daily pass reservations for this weekend! We have already sold 100 passes for Saturday and the ...
05/06/2021

Reminder to reserve your daily pass reservations for this weekend! We have already sold 100 passes for Saturday and the rest will go very quickly.

¡Recordatorio para reservar sus reservas de pases diarios para este fin de semana! Ya hemos vendido 100 pases para el sábado y el resto se irá muy rápido.

🌻 Mother's Day is this weekend and we are expecting to hit full capacity early on. 🌻 Make sure you book your daily entrance passes as soon as possible. Go to https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ to see availability.

Entry fee is $7.00 per person 13 and older. Kids 12 and younger are free. Campsites for Friday and Saturday night are SOLD OUT. ⛺️

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🌻 Día de la Madre es este fin de semana y esperamos alcanzar la capacidad máxima temprano. 🌻 Asegúrese de reservar sus pases de entrada diarios lo mas pronto posible. Vaya a https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ para ver la disponibilidad.

La entrada es de $7.00 por persona de 13 años o más. Los niños menores de 12 años tienen entrada gratis. Los sitios de camping para la noche del viernes y sábado están todos reservados. ⛺️

#cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #texasparksandwildlife

🐍 This rat snake found themselves in our coffee box in our headquarters building today. How he got there? 🤔 No clue! 🐍 A...
05/06/2021

🐍 This rat snake found themselves in our coffee box in our headquarters building today. How he got there? 🤔 No clue! 🐍 Also - have you ever met anyone so at home with a snake? 🤣 Tell us, how comfortable are you around snakes?

🐍 Esta serpiente se encontró hoy en nuestra caja de café en el edificio de nuestra sede. ¿Cómo llegó ahí? 🤔 ¡Ni idea! 🐍 ¿Alguna vez has conocido a alguien tan en casa con una serpiente? 🤣 Cuéntanos, ¿qué tan cómodo estás con las serpientes?

#cedarhillstatepark #texasparksandwildlife #txstateparks #ratsnake #snake #cedarhilltx

🌻 Mother's Day is this weekend and we are expecting to hit full capacity early on. 🌻 Make sure you book your daily entra...
05/05/2021

🌻 Mother's Day is this weekend and we are expecting to hit full capacity early on. 🌻 Make sure you book your daily entrance passes as soon as possible. Go to https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ to see availability.

Entry fee is $7.00 per person 13 and older. Kids 12 and younger are free. Campsites for Friday and Saturday night are SOLD OUT. ⛺️

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🌻 Día de la Madre es este fin de semana y esperamos alcanzar la capacidad máxima temprano. 🌻 Asegúrese de reservar sus pases de entrada diarios lo mas pronto posible. Vaya a https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ para ver la disponibilidad.

La entrada es de $7.00 por persona de 13 años o más. Los niños menores de 12 años tienen entrada gratis. Los sitios de camping para la noche del viernes y sábado están todos reservados. ⛺️

#cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #texasparksandwildlife

🌻 Mother's Day is this weekend and we are expecting to hit full capacity early on. 🌻 Make sure you book your daily entrance passes as soon as possible. Go to https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ to see availability.

Entry fee is $7.00 per person 13 and older. Kids 12 and younger are free. Campsites for Friday and Saturday night are SOLD OUT. ⛺️

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🌻 Día de la Madre es este fin de semana y esperamos alcanzar la capacidad máxima temprano. 🌻 Asegúrese de reservar sus pases de entrada diarios lo mas pronto posible. Vaya a https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ para ver la disponibilidad.

La entrada es de $7.00 por persona de 13 años o más. Los niños menores de 12 años tienen entrada gratis. Los sitios de camping para la noche del viernes y sábado están todos reservados. ⛺️

#cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #texasparksandwildlife

(Mimosa pudica) or sensitive plant responds to touch and other stimulation by rapidly closing its leaves. The leaves als...
05/02/2021

(Mimosa pudica) or sensitive plant responds to touch and other stimulation by rapidly closing its leaves. The leaves also close when warmed, blown, or shaken. The flowers are usually lilac or pink in color. 🍃

(Mimosa pudica) o planta sensible, responden cuando se tocan y otros estímulos cerrando rápidamente sus hojas. Las hojas también se cierran cuando se calientan, se soplan o se sacuden. Las flores suelen ser de color lila o rosa. 🍃

#cedarhilstatepark #mimosapudica #sensitiveplant #txstateparks #texasparksandwildlife #flora #inaturalist

Check out this awesome group photo from Dirt Side Sisters that recently came out to ride our trails! This organization f...
05/01/2021

Check out this awesome group photo from Dirt Side Sisters that recently came out to ride our trails!

This organization focuses on #getmorewomenriding mountain bikes confidently by increasing their skills and building a community around them. 🚴‍♀️

05/01/2021

Listen closely and tell us - what birds/noises do you hear? 🤔

Escuche atentamente y díganos: ¿qué pájaros / ruidos oye? 🤔

#cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #texasparksandwildlife #morning #fog #soundsofnature #nature #naturesounds

What do you mean Duck Pond Trail is closed? 🤔🦆 Say hello to this little duck who flew right up to our HQ building today!...
04/30/2021

What do you mean Duck Pond Trail is closed? 🤔🦆 Say hello to this little duck who flew right up to our HQ building today!

¿Como que esta Duck Pond Trail cerrado? 🤔🦆 ¡Saluda a este patito que voló hasta el edificio de nuestra sede hoy!

#cedarhilstatepark #duck #trailsclosed #txstateparks #texasparksandwildlife

04/29/2021

Updated trail status as of April 29, 2021

04/24/2021

We are sold out of day passes for today April 24, 2021. Reservations will be required for entry into the park.

04/23/2021

Updated trail status as of April 23, 2021

Where is all the foam coming from? 🤔Spittlebugs! They are known for the frothy mass they produce while feeding on plants...
04/23/2021

Where is all the foam coming from? 🤔

Spittlebugs! They are known for the frothy mass they produce while feeding on plants. The foam serves as a protection from predators as well as providing insulation from extreme temperatures. In low humidity environments it prevents them from drying out.

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¿De dónde viene toda la espuma? 🤔

¡Spittlebug! Son conocidos por la masa espumosa que producen mientras se alimentan de plantas. La espuma sirve como protección frente a los depredadores además de brindar aislamiento frente a temperaturas extremas. En ambientes de baja humedad evita que se sequen.
#cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #texasparksandwildlife #spittlebug #insect

🌍 Happy Earth Day! 🌍 Check out some of the things YOU can do to celebrate or help the Earth! 🌿 Use a refillable water bo...
04/22/2021

🌍 Happy Earth Day! 🌍 Check out some of the things YOU can do to celebrate or help the Earth!
🌿 Use a refillable water bottle.
🌿 Pick up plastic in your neighborhood.
🌿 Take a walk & discover native plants.
🌿 Begin composting!
🌿 Check out TPWD virtual programs @tpwddiscover

🌍 ¡Feliz Día de la Tierra! 🌍 ¡Mire algunas de las cosas que USTED puede hacer para celebrar o ayudar a la tierra!
🌿 Utilice una botella reutilizable para agua.
🌿 Recoja plástico en su vecindario.
🌿 Caminar y descubrir plantas nativas.
🌿 ¡Empiece a hacer abono!
🌿 Mire los programas virtuales de TPWD @tpwddiscover

#texasparksandwildlife #cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #earthday

🌍 Happy Earth Day! 🌍 Check out some of the things YOU can do to celebrate or help the Earth!
🌿 Use a refillable water bottle.
🌿 Pick up plastic in your neighborhood.
🌿 Take a walk & discover native plants.
🌿 Begin composting!
🌿 Check out TPWD virtual programs @tpwddiscover

🌍 ¡Feliz Día de la Tierra! 🌍 ¡Mire algunas de las cosas que USTED puede hacer para celebrar o ayudar a la tierra!
🌿 Utilice una botella reutilizable para agua.
🌿 Recoja plástico en su vecindario.
🌿 Caminar y descubrir plantas nativas.
🌿 ¡Empiece a hacer abono!
🌿 Mire los programas virtuales de TPWD @tpwddiscover

#texasparksandwildlife #cedarhillstatepark #txstateparks #earthday

Address

1570 FM-1382 W
Cedar Hill, TX
75104

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 22:00
Thursday 06:00 - 22:00
Friday 06:00 - 22:00
Saturday 06:00 - 22:00
Sunday 06:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(972) 291-3900

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I’ll be camping in the park during Memorial Day weekend. Any fish being caught off the fishing pier lately?
I hope you all can get some funds to fix up the place. The sites really need some revamping. Site 199 especially is in need. We had a horrible septic odor running down the ditch next to the site this past weekend and it stayed strong as it ran down the hill next to the picnic shelter and campfire area. IWe followed up hill the scent and it got stronger up above us. BTW, that is just not usable to have to walk down into a bug infested area to eat or have a campfire. And the long grasses just keep more bugs near by. Cedar Hill State Park needs some money sunk into it. It's in sad shape. Buyer/renter beware.
Will the trails be open Memorial weekend?
Beautiful weekend for camping and fishing. Love the park. Snapped this great pic at the perch pond, thought you might enjoy it!
is there wildflower blooming in this park? thanks
This little guy got out early saturday morning and we haven't been able to find him. If he was picked up our family is missing him very much. His name it Itchy.
Are there kayak rentals out there?
Is there a store in the park to get fishing bait?
Beautiful day to be at Cedar Hill State Park!🤗
Are the trails open today?
Show us your best! The 10th Anniversary Share the View International Nature Photography Contest is open for entries. Here's your chance to win double prizes and prize money and help our three beneficiaries: African People and Wildlife, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, and LightHawk. Click on the link for all the details. Good Luck! https://sharetheview.contestvenue.com/
Sunset last night!