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Large 22,745-acre reservoir on the East Fork of the Trinity River, owned by the city of Dallas for municipal water supply and recreation. Lakeside marinas, camps, leisure home areas; fishing and boating excellent. About 10 miles east of Dallas off I-30; also accessible from Mesquite, Garland, Rockwall and Forney. Size: 22,745 acres, Maximum Depth: 40 feet, Date Impounded: 1968, Normal Water Clarity: Murky, Water Level Fluctuation: 1-3 feet.
Are they permitted? Yes
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Average water level variance? 1-3 ft.
Are they permitted? Yes
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
Mesquite, Garland, Rockwall
Predominant Fish Species: Hybrid striped bass, white bass, largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, and white crappie.
972-226-1616, 696 E Interstate 30, Garland, TX
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382, Cedar Hill TX 75104, 972/291-3900
Cedar Hill State Park is a 1,826 acre urban nature preserve located on the 7500 acre Joe Pool Reservoir. The Park's proximity to major metropolitan cities makes it an ideal destination for families who want to enjoy the great outdoors without spending precious time driving. The ruggedness and scenic beauty of the area combined with over 100 miles of shoreline and the water based recreation on Joe Pool is a major attraction. The Metroplex skyline reflects on Joe Pool at night adds to our relaxing wilderness atmosphere. The park was acquired in 1982 and was opened in 1992.
Facilities: Facilities include restrooms with showers; picnic sites with tables and grills; hike-in, primitive campsites; campsites with water and electricity (premium sites are available); 4.5 miles of hiking/backpacking trails; 10.3 miles of mountain bike trails; 2 boat ramps (ten lanes); group picnic pavilions (capacities 50 and 100); and 2 trailer dump stations. Most campsites have electricity and water and are located in wooded areas. Nearby Joe Pool Marina (972/299-9010) offers a year-round grocery store, plus boat rentals, and a fishing barge. Take time to browse through the Texas State Park Store at Penn Farm.
Camping - Features 355 mostly wooded campsites with a shade shelter over some of the picnic tables. Each site has water, electricity, a fire-ring, a lantern pole, and a picnic table. All campsites are within walking distance of restrooms with hot showers. Additionally, there are 30 primitive campsites.
Other Park Activities - Picnicking: Over 200 picnic tables with waist-high grills, and most have a view of the lake.
Fishing: Features two lighted fishing jetties and a stocked perch pond for youngsters. Lake fishing includes largemouth black bass, crappie ,and catfish. Slot limit on Joe Pool is 3 largemouth bass limit of fish under 14 inches or over 21 inches. Crappie must be over 10 inches and the limit is 25 fish.
Swimming beach: The park has a gravel swimming beach surrounded by picnic tables with grills. There are no lifeguards on duty; therefore, swimming is at your own risk.
Playgrounds: The park has 4 playgrounds conveniently located throughout the park.
Boating: Two concrete four-lane boat ramps welcome our boating enthusiast. There is also ample lighted boat trailer parking.
Rowlett City Parks & Recreation
972 412-6145, 4002 Main St, Rowlett, TX
Rowlett Parks & Leisure Service
972-412-6145, 4401 Rowlett Rd, Rowlett, TX
Rockwall Parks Dept
972-771-7733, 1600 Airport Rd, Rockwall, TX
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Garland, Texas, population 221,300, offers the atmosphere of a small town plus all the conveniences of a larger metropolitan city. Located 15 miles northeast of downtown Dallas, Garland is the 10th largest city in Texas, and the 83rd largest in the United States. A self-sustaining city covering 57 square miles, Garland’s climate is mild with long summers and short winters.
Rowlett is situated on Lake Ray Hubbard in northeast Dallas County, approximately twenty miles from downtown Dallas. Located just north of Interstate Highway 30, the City is convenient to much of the shopping and entertainment in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. However, Rowlett offers an escape to the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of lakeside living. As one of the top ten Metroplex cities showing the largest population and housing growth rates, the City of Rowlett is still able to offer a subdued lakeside living atmosphere.
Area Attractions: Not far to the north, the Dallas and Ft. Worth Metroplex contain such attractions as professional sports teams that include the World Champion Dallas Cowboys football team, the Texas Rangers Baseball team, Dallas Stars Hockey team, Dallas Mavericks Basketball team, and the Dallas Burn Soccer team. All just 20 minutes from the Park. Other attractions include Ft Worth Stockyards and Water Gardens, Omni Theater, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Billy Bob's Texas in Ft Worth, Dallas and Ft Worth Zoo, horse racing at Lone Star Park, Nascar racing at Texas Motor Speedway, Traders Village flea market, Farmers Market, Deep Ellum night life Dallas Zoo, Dallas Nature Center, JFK Memorial, Six Flags Over Texas, Ft Worth Botanical Gardens, Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History, DFW International Airport , Amon Carter Art museum, Will Rogers Coliseum, and the State Fair of Texas in October.
Shores Country Club
972-771-0301, 2600 Champion Dr, Rockwall, TX
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
972-771-4003, 624 Country Club Dr, Rockwall, TX
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