Cedar Hill State Park is extremely popular. It has almost a quarter of a million visitors yearly.

Sitting along the shores of Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill State Park is an urban oasis. With 1,900 acres that includes rolling terrain, historic farm buildings, bike trails and shoreline access, this state park is a short drive for much of the Metroplex.
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Sitting along the shores of Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill State Park is an urban oasis. With 1,900 acres that includes rolling terrain, historic farm buildings, bike trails and shoreline access, this state park is a short drive for much of the Metroplex.

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