Collin Park includes both RV hookups and tent sites, but the highlight of the park is the full-service marina, offering boaters on Lake Lavon a place to obtain gas and oil, maintenance, water and power. Guests can arrange lift service, storage and boat slips through the staff. Rental boats are available, and the park has boat ramps and docks open for use. Grab a bite to eat at the on-site floating restaurant or beach grill, ski the lake or lounge on sand beaches. The park has hiking trails and a swimming area on the lake, 18.5 miles north of Richardson.
2200 St. Paul Rd.
Wylie, TX 75098
(972) 442-5755 Park and campground
(972) 442-3567 Marina
Travelers heading west of Richardson 22.5 miles will find The Vineyards Campground, offering cabins, RV sites with full hookups and tent camping. The park has Wi-Fi service and a laundry area for campers. Security patrols the grounds around the clock. The campground provides access to Lake Grapevine, with docks, a boat ramp and a marina available. Visitors can ski and wind surf. The grounds contain a nature trail and forest land, and many miles of trails follow the shoreline of the lake. Celebrations and wine events are regularly held nearby.
1501 N. Dooley St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Cedar Hill State Park
Cedar Hill State Park is 31 miles south of Richardson and provides 355 wooded campsites with water and electric service and 30 primitive campsites. Restroom and shower facilities are available. The North Texas Mountain Bike Trail is featured on the grounds. The park abuts Joe Pool Lake and offers a gravel swimming beach along its shore. Two boat ramps serve boaters, and a marina is located in the park, where travelers can also buy camping supplies. Birdwatching enthusiasts have the opportunity to add several species to their life lists through observations within the park.
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Article Written By Alice Moon
Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.