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Old 08-05-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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Not a single mention of the most scenic area in DFW?
Cedar Hill State Park
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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YouTube - Eisenhower State Park, Texas [Official]

Here's the official video of Eisenhower State Park at Lake Texoma. You can just go up there for the day and use the swimming hole and hike around.
At another marina nearby - Highpoint - you can rent jet skis or boats and eat at the restaurant over the water. Highport Marina - Boat Slips Lake Front Restaurant Service boat rental boat sales Lake Texoma

You can check out the dam at Lake Texoma. Lake Texoma and the Denison Dam.. It's really cool when they have to release water.

President Eisenhower was born in a little house in Dension:
Eisenhower Birthplace : Texas Historical Commission

There's also Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas side of Lake Texoma. It's very undeveloped and non-commercial, but there are trails you can walk on.
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge home page

Then you can take a little drive across the border and check out the scenery at Choctow Casino's new resort in Durant, Oklahoma.
http://www.choctawcasinos.com/Durant.aspx


Thanks for the post, I didn't even know this place existed. I know, I need to get out more
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Not a single mention of the most scenic area in DFW?
Cedar Hill State Park
You will be surprised how many people in DFW dont know about this area. Going south on Beltline towards Cedar Hill is great with lots of green around you. The best scene thus far I have seen in DFW is going north on Mansfield Rd/Lake Ridge Pkwy from Cedar Hill to Grand Prairie. One of these days I will build my house in this area. You have all these houses along the hills looking at the lake with boats and the peninsula in GP.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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Not a single mention of the most scenic area in DFW?
Cedar Hill State Park
I agree. That was my choice. The State Park is a gem. It is an urban wilderness. My sons and I took my portebote out there to ride around in.
This is what my porta-bote looks like: Porta-Bote Folding Boat Makes Inflatables Obsolete Also Portaboat
I'm not soliciting this boat, by the way.
I got clay all over the thing, the major draw back to this lake.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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What are your favorite natural scenic spots in North Texas to take tourists to? Unfortunately, we don't have the majestic mountains or beaches of other cities.
Of course, Possum Kingdom is paradise. The clearest water in Texas. Beautiful little mountains. A huge scenic dam built during the Great depression. A State Park that is hidden away. Lots of wildlife. Deer. Cactus. Lots of fish. Huge catfish. Huge gar. 60 foot cliffs at Hellsgate. Homes built up on the cliffs surrounding a cove that is a popular swimming area. Lots of divers frequent this part of the lake. 200 foot deep water with narrow passages that pass through little mountains that rise up steeply from both sides of the lake. Crawdads. Mussles. Water Moccasins (unfortunately). A sandy beach to swim at. The lake can be quite narrow but opens up at times and is almost thirty miles long. I witnessed a seaplane land at the lake one time. This is an incredible place and amazing that it is so close to Dallas - Fort Worth.
Stopping off at the little town of Minerals Wells and Mineral Wells State Park on the way just adds to the experience of visiting this area. Mineral Wells looks kind of odd as it appears mostly flat but has these hills abruptly slice through the middle of it. There are granite clifs in Mineral Wells State Park that are nationally famous for being a place to practice cliff climbing. Lake Palo Pinto to the south of Possum Kingdom looks like it is also quite beautiful.
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