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Camping at Cedar Hill SP

There have been requests for combination day hike trips with optional camping, so I am posting some here. This is the camping portion.

Camping reservations will need to be made through the park system for the ELECTRIC & WATER CAMPSITEs. Currently there are 100+ available (off season after all). If the burn ban stays lifted then fires are allowed in the pit. With the electric sites some people like to use electric blankets or such, so we are staying in these instead of primitive for this series of winter camping events.

This is car camping. Nothing too special about it and don't be afraid to ask others here if they have gear you can borrow if you don't have something. Many even have extra sleeping bags and tents they are willing to loan/bring with.

There is a separate event listed for Saturday if you want to just come up for the day and hike with us.  http://www.meetup.com/North-Texas-Outdoors/events/163480572/

Also, if you only want to stay for one night (only Friday or Saturday), that is fine too. Don't feel like you have to stay for both nights to participate in this event.

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  • Ellen

    So great to see my friends Ms. Norma & Mr. Craig. Thank you Mr. Craig for the hamburgers, they were great. This campout was so not like the other one. No one was very social. I think the hike wore everyone out - lol. Most everyone turned in early. The weather turned nasty and lots of people bailed (can't say I blame them).

    March 2, 2014

  • Ellen

    It was soooo great to see my friends Ms. Norma & Mr. Craig. This campout was so unlike the others. This was not a social group. I think the hike wore everyone out - lol.

    March 2, 2014

  • Craig

    Very nice during the day Saturday. Cold and wet Sunday Morning

    March 2, 2014

  • Carolyn

    A fun group of people and close to home, what's not to love?!

    March 2, 2014

  • Judy D.

    Fun group of people. Great teamwork, lots of weather changes!

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Kib R.

    We are in sites 303, 305, and 354 so far. I need to go help a friend, but Colleen is here and I should be back around dinner time.

    February 28, 2014

    • Carolyn

      Tom and I are on 351

      February 28, 2014

  • colleen

    I would like to share a site with someone if possible. I'll be coming today before 5 pm . This site hasn't been working well the past few days so I'm leaving my phone number. You can text me at[masked] if you have any room available.

    February 28, 2014

    • Princess

      I just texted you. I have space for you.

      February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What numbers do have reserved so we can near each other?

    January 30, 2014

    • Kib R.

      We don't currently. I'm on schedule to be there around noon. I have seen comments that we have about 5 reservations, so will try to get that when there.

      February 28, 2014

    • Princess

      Please text me with the location when you arrive. [masked]

      February 28, 2014

  • Princess

    Susan just texted me. She had to cancel and is not camping. I have a space available should anyone need it.

    February 28, 2014

    • colleen

      Hi princess. If you have space available I have a small tent. I hope to be there before 5 pm tonight

      February 28, 2014

    • Princess

      It's yours! I hope to be there between 3-4. Send me your number so that I can text you the site location.

      February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So. I went to the doctor yesterday. My knee is rubbish and not going to improve. ...ever! So unless I have some really nice people willing to help set up, I'm going to have to stay home. I'm stuck on crutches. I might have my kids (teens) with me, but I would still need an adult as the tent is not really kid friendly for set up. Cabelas big horn 3.

    February 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's more what my knee will feel with the change in weather. I have a wood burning stove for my tent. :-) I know how to camp in luxury, lol. I just seem to have trouble with barometric changes.

      February 23, 2014

    • Miranda

      Kib is awesome about helping out. I won't be there this trip, but definitely vouch for him and a few others as being knowledgable and helpful.

      1 · February 28, 2014

  • Barb

    FYI: There are tons of mens things and outdoor equipment etc. on sale at steepandcheap.com
    Check it out! Great prices!

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Kib R.

    Wow, I have fallen busy and forgot to get this posted. Could I go ahead and get a roll-call for who has sites reserved, for how many nights, and if you are sharing or open to share?

    I have 2 nights reserved, not sharing, but open to. And as Princess was kind enough to call and find out, that means that 3 more tents can share in my site.

    February 23, 2014

    • Eliot

      I have Saturday night. My site is full. Thanks.

      February 23, 2014

    • Jason

      I have a site Saturday and open to sharing.

      February 26, 2014

  • Greg C.

    Hi - was wondering if anyone wanted to share a site on Saturday night? I have a backpacking tent so I don't much room. Thanks
    Greg

    February 25, 2014

    • Barb

      I just sent you an e-mail on that.

      February 25, 2014

  • Barb

    Are we doing a potluck sat night like at Eisenhower SP? U may have posted it while back but haven't gone thru all the posts.

    February 25, 2014

    • Kib R.

      That is a great question. There was a decent amount of interest for the Eisenhower trip. I am all for it if it is wanted. All those say "I" and we can have one.

      1 · February 25, 2014

  • Judy D.

    Barb, yes that sounds good. Are you sure Kib wants to share with two glampers? I am going to need help setting up & taking down my tent.

    February 23, 2014

    • Barb

      Judy, he says all good. Kib, I may have another person I'm trying to get join our group.

      February 23, 2014

  • Barb

    Kib, I will ask Judy(we were going to reserve a site together) but if you still have room for 3 tents, we will occupy 2 of them.

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to make it with my 22 month old son. He loves the outdoors, but this will be his first camping trip. We will try Saturday night.

    February 23, 2014

  • Amber J.

    We cannot camp this weekend (Brahmas tickets!!) but would love to come out Friday and hang. Can bring food and firewood. Would love to hike. Anybody going to be there early?
    Kib: will return your mats!

    February 23, 2014

  • Susan

    Anyone have a site to share?

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Susan

      ?

      February 14, 2014

    • Kib R.

      Thanks Princess, that is great news. We should all get nice and cozy on this trip then.

      February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this good for beginners? Any families with kids coming? We have a 6 year old girl (soon to be 7) and would prefer a beginner camping event for her. Thx.

    February 16, 2014

    • Barb

      Purvee, I haven't confirmed my plans, but will soon. My 7 year old daughter just did her 1st camp out & 3.7 mile hike. Had a blast!!! Hopefully we will be there! She would love to have a girl to hang out......although she hung pretty good with all those boys....Ha! :-)

      1 · February 16, 2014

    • Kib R.

      My boys will be there, 5 and 7. They were part of the ones that Barb's daughter hung out with. And if new to camping, there are plenty of people coming along that are knowledgeable and willing to help with anything you need.

      1 · February 23, 2014

  • Ellen

    I might be coming, but by my lonesome (something I've never done before - camped without my boys). If I do, I will tent it Saturday, only.

    February 22, 2014

    • Ellen

      Thanks, Craig & Norma. I do plan on coming as long as my boys' dad makes it to pick up the boys. May even try doing the hike on Saturday.

      February 22, 2014

    • Craig

      Norma is still recovering from spinal surgery thus we won't be on the hike. Will go after some caches though. P.M. me your number and I'll text you the site location when we arrive.

      February 23, 2014

  • Kib R.

    Anyone coming down 75 through northpark area that could carpool? We have a member that could use a ride around 6p.

    February 23, 2014

  • Jason

    I'm open to sharing a site with someone or I'll just reserve a site in the next day or two.

    Side note, Cedar Hill has a great DORBA trail to ride on. I've biked them in the past and loved it so I'll have my bike with me this time too.

    February 10, 2014

    • Jason

      I'm fine with it. I'll probably use the hammock so there'll be plenty of room.

      February 22, 2014

    • Ellen

      Thanks, Jason, but I will stay with Mr. Craig and Ms. Norma. I may make it up Saturday morning, but won't be there Friday night. Thanks again.

      February 22, 2014

  • Judy D.

    I haven't reserved a site but would be happy to share a site with someone. Will be staying both nights I think.

    February 16, 2014

    • Barb

      Judy, I think my daughter & I are coming up for 2 nights. We would love to share if you don't have anyone yet.

      1 · February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to pull out all my gear and get ready. I hope the weather is kind to us! Do I bring all the comforts or just a few.....

    February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a good size outfitter tent with wood burning stove. I also have an electric heated mattress pad and blanket. I will also bring my camp chef oven so I can make biscuits in the morning.

      February 4, 2014

    • Ellen

      Tara. I would like to see a camp chef oven in operation. I do biscuits in the dutch oven, but even with two dutch ovens going at once, it doesn't make enough for a group.

      1 · February 6, 2014

  • Ellen

    Craig - if I can get the boys' dad to switch weekends, we will be at this one. He is working on switching jobs, so it's up in the air right now.

    February 5, 2014

    • Craig

      Great Ellen! Norma will be with me. And I'll bring extra para cord for Stevens boot laces.

      February 5, 2014

    • Ellen

      I kinda doubt that I will get my boys this weekend and doubt even if we do come that Mr. Steven will go. He moved out in November and work for him is hit and miss. If he isn't working he will be with us for sure.

      February 6, 2014

  • Princess

    Which Campsite are you recommending? There are several.

    January 30, 2014

    • Craig

      Reservation made. Although numerous loops are listed, clicking on any one to make reservation highlights ALL of them. Sooooo...as usual, Kib is right on the money.

      February 2, 2014

    • Princess

      Reservation made. Anyone want to share my site?

      February 3, 2014

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