DeSoto, Texas Campgrounds

DeSoto, Texas Campgrounds
DeSoto, Texas, is a southeastern suburb of Dallas. Despite that essentially urban designation, DeSoto has a number of outdoor attractions. Cedar Hill State Park, just a few miles to the west of DeSoto, is both an outdoors site and a campground. Further opportunities for fishing and boating can be found within 30 miles at Bardwell Lake and the Cedar Creek Reservoir. DeSoto is a logical choice for campers looking to balance outdoor activities with the attractions in Dallas.

Cedar Hill State Park

Situated around the Joe Pool Lake, about five miles west of DeSoto, Texas, Cedar Hill State Park has five separate campgrounds. Four of these are developed campgrounds of joint tent-and-RV sites, offering water and electrical hookups, picnic tables and barbecue grills. These campgrounds are also serviced by centrally located bathhouses. In addition, there is a primitive, hike-in campground located on the Talala hiking trail, serviced only by a chemical toilet. On-site outdoor activities include 15 miles of mountain biking trails, 4 1/2 miles of hiking trails, birdwatching, a gravel swimming beach, and boating and fishing out of the Joe Pool Lake marina.

Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(972) 291-3900

Dallas Hi Ho Campground

The Dallas Hi Ho Campground is an RV park about three miles from DeSoto, Texas, that accepts tents on a grassy, lightly wooded pitch at a discounted rate. The features and facilities include a coin laundry, playground, Wi-Fi access and propane sales. The campground is the closest to DeSoto that accepts tents. The location also offers good access to points due south of DeSoto via I-35.

Dallas Hi Ho Campground
200 W. Bear Creek
Glenn Heights, TX 75154
(877) 619-3900

Texan RV Ranch

A little over 15 miles from DeSoto, Texas, the Texan RV Ranch is another campground that is an RV park first and a tent campground second. However, its tent area is conveniently located next to the swimming pool, bathhouse and coin laundry, as well as the ranch's pet area. It also offers a camp store with propane sales and Wi-Fi access. It's only a few miles from the south shores of Joe Pool Lake, and Fort Worth's Lake Arlington is 10 miles to the north.

Texan RV Ranch
1961 Lone Star Rd.
Mansfield, TX 76063
(866) 348-3978

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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