Welcome to our close by (7 min. away) Ceder Ridge Preserve!
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
Driving directions to 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249
3.6 mi – about 8 mins
|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. |
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.