Welcome to our close by (7 min. away) Ceder Ridge Preserve!
Here one can find some of the most beautiful hiking, walking, and biking trails.
This park is large enough for visitors to spend an entire day and not see everything that the park has to offer! Some of the activities which can be held at this park includes picnics, weddings, lunches, school activities.
The meeting with nature is so beautiful that the experience is enjoy by all !
At an elevation of 755 feet, Cedar Ridge Preserve (formerly the Dallas Nature Center) is a slice of the hill country.Cedar Ridge Preserve is a not-for-profit natural habitat of 633 acres
The beauty of Texas' nature can be experienced first-hand with a hike through this 633-acre preserve. With guided and self-guided tours available along the ten miles of wooded trails, outdoor enthusiasts can wander up to the Escarpment Nature Preserve, the highest point in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
|Hikes can last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours, depending upon selected trail. A snack bar, gift shop and amphitheater are also scattered on the preserve grounds.|
|Along the way you can view ponds, wildflowers and a butterfly garden before arriving at vistas and an observation tower. The trails vary in difficulty. All are natural terrain paved with rock, mulch or dirt.|
Driving directions to 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249
3.6 mi – about 8 mins
Joe Pool Lake
Opened in 1989, Joe Pool Lake attracts more than one million visitors a year to its parks, shores, beaches, campsites and waters.
Perhaps it's the lake's ideal location in the center of the Metroplex, or its excellent fishing, beautifully shaded parks and clean beaches that contribute to its popularity. Whatever the reason, this shimmering body of water offers something for everyone.
Fishermen find the lake excellent for bass, catfish and crappie fishing. Water skiers, boaters and sailors appreciate the 7,500 surface-acre lake's wide-open spaces. Picnickers and campers enjoy the tranquil and lush parks and trails.
Whether for recreation or living, the Joe Pool Lake area offers nature near the city.
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
One of the state's top public championship courses, Tangle Ridge Golf Club was designed by Jeff Brauer of GolfScapes in Arlington, Texas. It was recently ranked as the "12th best golf course" in the state of Texas by Golf Digest.
The layout has the feel of the Texas Hill Country with dramatic elevation changes, gently rolling hills and sand bunkers guarding every hole.
Tangle Ridge caters to every level of player with each hole varying in length, bunkering and style - offering a new direction, a new choice, a new experience every time you play.
| Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake |
Visitors to Loyd Park will find themselves in a peaceful and beautiful park that offers a wide variety of activities for campers. You can fish along the shorelines of the park, take a swim on the swim beach, play a variety of sports, walk the nature trails, and more.
There are also special activities throughout the year in our park for campers to enjoy.
Campers at Loyd Park will enjoy a tranquil, natural tree-filled setting located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex! The park is open 24 hours a day year round. Special events are scheduled throughout the year at Loyd Park
221 camping sites with water & 30amp electric and firerings
Lynn Creek Marina
A marina and restaurant located on the north side of the lake, just off Lake Ridge Parkway near the Lynn Creek Park entrance. The Lynn Creek Marina has more than 500 wet slips for fishing, pleasure and sail boats.
The marina does a brisk business in boat rentals and has an indoor-outdoor fishing area where non-boaters can fish for $5 for 12 hours.
Lynn Creek Park
Lake Ridge Parkway just north of Lynn Creek Marina on Joe Pool Lake.
On the northwest shore of Joe Pool Lake, picturesque Lynn Creek Park is off Lake Ridge Parkway just north of the Lynn Creek Marina. The park covers about 784 acres and is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily March through October.
Lynn Creek Park offers restrooms, showers, two boat ramps with eight lanes, a swimming beach, a concession stand, almost 100 picnic sites, group picnic pavilions, sand volleyball courts and an amphitheater.
Seeton Road on the southwest shore of Joe Pool Lake.