Founded in 1846, Cedar Hill is known for being on one of the routes for the Chisholm Trail. In 1932, bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde’s cohort, Raymond Hamilton robbed the First State Bank of Cedar Hill...twice. Imprisoned for his crimes, Bonnie and Clyde broke him out of the jail in 1934. The crew was rumored to have a hideout on the outskirts of Cedar Hill.
The closest large town is Dallas, about 20 miles to the northeast. Arlington, which is where Six Flags over Texas is located, is 18 miles to the north. Fort Worth, Dallas’ sister city, is a little over 30 miles to the northwest.
The Great Outdoors
Point your Cedar Hill camper rental towards Cedar Hill State Park, which currently has well over 45 miles of multipurpose, integrated trails and bike paths. The longest multi-use trail was created by DORBA, which is “Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association.” Though they have created multiple trails in other parks, Cedar Hill’s is considered one of the top mountain biking trails in the state.
Cedar Hill hugs the coast of the Joe Pool Lake, a popular fishing spot. The lake is stocked with fish such as largemouth black bass, crappie, and catfish. Either fish from the banks or on a boat. Other people come for birdwatching, also. 500 species of birds make their home in this park, so make sure to pack those binoculars in your RV.
Neighboring Cedar Hill Preserve, overseen by Audubon Dallas, also is a popular birdwatching park. Birds often sighted in both the State Park and Preserve include: yellow-crowned night heron, egrets, hawks, eagles, and rare Black-Capped Vireo. There are several miles of hiking and biking trails, as well, and self-guided tours of the historic agriculture center.
Nearby Dogwood Canyon, which was formed by the rare convergence of two ecosystems (desert prairie and woods), encompasses over 200 acres. Visitors will find a mix of wildlife and plant life for each ecosystem, such as Dogwood trees, the rare Hexalectris orchids, which grows nowhere else in the wild, and Golden-Cheeked Warbler, an endangered songbird. The trails in this park are easy to moderately challenging. Unfortunately, Fido is only able to accompany you on Saturdays.
When you rent a motorhome in Cedar Hill, you’ll need someplace to call home for a few days. The Cedar Hill area caters to out-of-town visitors.
Dallas Hi Ho RV Park in Glenn Heights is a tree-shaded RV park, which is a nice feature in a region known for blazing hot days. An “old fashioned” park, its amenities are spartan, though they do offer full hookups for your RV, restrooms and showers, and a laundry facility. It’s also pet-friendly.
Texan RV Ranch in Mansfield boasts a country setting and includes amenities like free WiFi, private showers, laundry facilities, dog runs, a pool, and a convenience store.
Cedar Hill State Park offers RV campsites with full hookups to include sewer and water access, and a few lots are ADA accessible. One RV campsite is very close to the waterfront, while the other is set back into the trees and more private.
Should you need to stop somewhere overnight, consider Walmart, larger grocery stores, or truck stops. There are several Walmarts within 10-miles of town and many are known to be RV-friendly. Be sure to ask the store manager for permission before you set up for the evening.
Exploring the City
Cedar Hill is conveniently located near Dallas and Fort Worth. Park your Cedar Hill rental motorhome in town for easy access to endless activities in the metro area.
The Penn Farm Agricultural History Center, once owned by John Penn and his descendants, pays tribute to the local farming community that once dotted the area. It features restored historic buildings from the mid-1800s through the mid-1900s.
Nearby museums include the Amon Carter Art Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Dallas Museum of Art, and many others, a great number of which are found in Dallas’ Art District. For a taste of the famous Texas culture, there’s also Billy Bob's Texas and the great State Fair of Texas in Dallas' Fair Park every fall.
Epic Waters Indoor Park in Grand Prairie is an impressive 80,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark. Nicknamed “land cruise ship,” there are dozens of waterslides, pools, lazy rivers, and a water play area for young children. An outdoor wave pool is thrilling, and there’s a boogie-board water feature where you can learn how to boogie, too! Note: there are height and weight restrictions for some water slides.
Walk on the wild side and visit the Dallas Zoo, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Nature Center and dozens of other nature reserves in the region.
The Six Flags over Texas and Hurricane Harbor parks are “can’t-miss” adventures for many visitors to the region. Both parks feature rides ranging from pulse-pounding to gentler slides ideal for young children. Note: Both parks are closed in winters, and in spring and fall months, are open only on weekends. There are RV parking lots available to accommodate your luxury camper rental from Cedar Hill, but space can be limited, particularly on summer weekends.
If it's a taste of the outdoor adventures that Texas has to offer you are seeking, consider renting a travel trailer in Cedar Hill. Ride a roller coaster, watch a sunset, and take in the amazing landscape. Rent an RV in Cedar Hill, TX and explore The Lone Star State!