Family Friendly State Park between two major cities Texas
Updated: Mar 12
Hello Beauties! Welcome back to my blog or if you are new here, thanks for visiting! Texas is one of those states that has so much to do and see, I could spend years here traveling all over the state. I wanted to share with you, a nice campground my family and I stayed at in Cedar Hill.
I would love to share with you my thoughts and opinions on this campground to give you a better idea of what to look forward to if you decide to visit. I strive to thoroughly capture as many details as I can, because I know it is a little unnerving picking out a campground when you don’t know the area very well. I do a lot of research before I reserve a spot. Since my family and I are full time RV’ers we need to book sites a lot. I hope to share information about its location, amenities, safety, cleanliness, cost, length of stay, and ease of access this campground provides. Always read Google reviews and look up their website too. I hope you enjoy, as always travel long, travel happy!
First of all, Cedar Hill state park is in Cedar Hill Texas right between Fort Worth and Dallas roughly 30 miles from either major city. This spot would be an awesome way to explore two major cities while staying at one camping spot. Not to mention this campground is a state park, so there are so many things to do inside the park. That being said, internet usage was pretty strong being so close to the city as well. Whether you are streaming Netflix or needing to do a business call, Cedar hill is great option to stay connected while out in nature.
Cedar Hill offers 350 camping spots all with water and electricity hook-ups. They also offer restrooms and hot showers in several different areas around the park. There are also some primitive camping sites that you can hike too. Explore the beach (check to see if they are open-due to covid restrictions), biking and foot trails, boating and fishing are a few things to do in the park. We took the kids over to the Penn Farm history center for a self-guided tour looking inside barns and pretending to drive old tractors around like farmers. It was so beautiful to explore and experience.
Safety is always a high priority on my list for camping, I thought this state park was very safe and secure. The front entrance has a ranger station to help you check in and then you receive a pass to come and go during your stay. We have also seen state police a few times in the park, just to make sure you are safe and not drinking alcohol in public. Each camp site is pretty spaced out and gives you a little more privacy.
We had the chance to book two sites that had the back of the sites open without trees blocking the sites and met up with my sister in law and her husband to camp together. It was easy to walk to each other’s campsites without going on the road. We celebrated Easter and hid lots of eggs for my kids and also had a birthday party! My son got to use his cool bow and arrow set to play with in our "backyard" with the family too. Very fun!
Overall, the entire state park was very clean. The restrooms and campsites all were clean and put together. There was a nice quiet and clean vibe throughout the park. Plenty of trash cans to throw out trash. The ease of access around the park is pretty simple. The roads are all paved, but finding your campsite was a little tricky. The numbers on the sites are not that big, so you will need to pay attention while searching for your site. Otherwise, the signage for the entrance, restrooms, Penn farm and other amenities were pretty clear.
Entrance fees and camping fees for this state park are $30/ night with entrance fees of $5 for overnighters or $7 for day use. Check their website for more accurate pricing for what you are wanting to do at the state park. Prices vary due to which campsite you choose, some have full hook-ups with sewer, tent camping, or group campsites. Visit their website for more information here. Along with cost, how long you stay is also another factor. The state park is open year-round, they do not offer long term stays like many private campgrounds, because this is a state-owned park.
Overall, we had a wonderful family experience here at Cedar Hill State Park with an overall rating of 8/10. I hope the information I provided will give you a better understanding of this campground and as always travel long, travel happy!
Written by Shelby Long
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