Cedar Hill State Park at Joe Pool Lake

2020 | April 20 - Texas State Parks re-open for day use only
AUSTIN - After a brief closure, TPWD has modified their operations to allow Texas State Parks to open for day use only. Cedar Hill State Park capacity is limited so visitors are encouraged to plan ahead. Parks will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations including required face coverings, no groups larger than five (5) people, and maintain six feet (6’) social distancing. [Read More]

March 30 | 2020 - Message from Texas State Parks Director, Rodney Franklin

alerts sm2020 | March 25 - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been notified of a presumed positive case of COVID-19 at Cedar Hill State Park. Out of an abundance of caution, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department made the immediate decision to close Cedar Hill State Park until further notice. We recommend that customers who visited the park over the past few days be mindful of how they are feeling and reach out to their primary care physician if they do not feel well. Please continue to take the preventive steps as directed by the CDC and local health officials. For updated information visit the TPWD News & Media web page.

Your Sporting Dreams Come True

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Cedar Hill State Park welcomes families and sports enthusiasts of all kinds and has what it takes to make your sporting dreams come true.

Joe Pool Lake covers 7,500 acres and has a setting to suit your every water recreation need.  Whether racing along the water's surface in your favorite speed machine, kayaking along the wooded shoreline or taking in a beautiful sunset sail, there's room enough for all to enjoy.  And fishermen will find plenty of peaceful, secluded inlets and coves in which to cast their lures.

Hikers will appreciate the unique topography of the park and mountain bikers will find the intense trails challenging.

Sporting events include fishing tournaments, cycling races, and festivals held year-round at the State Park.