Cedar Hill State Park
Cedar Hill State Park is located on FM 1382 and the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake in Cedar Hill, Texas, ten miles southwest of Dallas. The park was acquired in 1982 and was opened in 1991. Wikipedia
Area: 2.853 sq miles (7.39 km²)
Address: 1570 Farm to Market 1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Hours: 6:00 am–10:00 pm Daily
Phone: (972) 291-3900
Entrance Fees: Adult (Day Use Only) Per person 13 years and older – $7 daily
Adult (Overnight) – $5 daily
Child 12 Years and Under – FREE
Texas State Parks Pass: You and your guests can enjoy unlimited visits to more than 90 State Parks, and enter without paying the daily entrance fee. Receive discounts on camping, park store merchandise, equipment rental discounts, eligibility for other specials. – $70 per year
The park is refuge to five native tallgrass prairie remnants that are federally listed as endangered. The tallgrass prairie remnants are the most important natural resource in the park. These small remnant prairies are dominated by Indian grass, little bluestem, big bluestem, sideoats gama, switchgrass and many other native grasses. Other plants of interest in the prairie land include rosin-weed, old plainsman, wand milkweed, antelope-horn milkweed, celestials, spiderwort, sensitive briar, purple coneflower, bluebell, blue sage, fleabane, ladies’-tresses, iron weed, Engleman daisy, maximilian sunflower, downy paintbrush, heath aster, trout lily, standing cypress, eryngo and others. Eastern gamma grass was reintroduced by park staff in selected areas, as well as meadow pinks. The Cedar Hill area is unique in that historically it is where two climax ecosystems converge.
Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Urban Fish and Wildlife Program seeks to educate citizens about the wildlife of Texas by involving them in activities that benefit wildlife and wildlife habitats. The program consists of a team of five urban biologists scattered throughout the metropolitan areas of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. These biologists work in cooperation with schools, city governments, civic groups, businesses and private landowners to foster sound land management practices not only within metropolitan areas, but beyond.
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