Camping at Joe Pool Lake

Camping is permitted only at Cedar Hill State Park and Loyd Park. (Click for Reservation and fee information) Each individual campsite is restricted to no more than ten persons and two camping structures. Only one of the structures may be a RV, travel trailer, pop-up camper, etc.. For example, campers may have two tents or one tent and one RV, but an RV and a travel trailer may not occupy the site at the same time. Vehicles parked at a campsite should not exceed the physical limitations of the site. Overflow parking areas are provided in each park for extra vehicles.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' parks are governed by regulations contained in Section 327 of Title 36 to the Code of Federal Regulations.

For the full text of these regulations, click here for Title 36 link.
Abbreviated campground rules are listed in the table below:
Hanging gas or propane lanterns on trees can kill or seriously damage them. Help us preserve the natural beauty of our parks by hanging lanterns on posts built for that purpose or in another safe place away from the trees.
Night Entry/Exit of Parks
Campgrounds have controlled entrance gates that are closed to incoming traffic between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. If you return to the park after 10 p.m., please park you car at the gate and walk in, of have someone inside the park shuttle you to your campsite. Entering through the one-way exit gates may be cause for a citation.
Length of Stay
The maximum stay at one or all of the parks at any one lake is fourteen days in any thirty-day period.
For your safety and the safety of others, firearms, ammunition and fireworks may not be brought into or used in any park area. Hunting is permitted only in designated areas and only with a permit from the Lake Office. Click here to view Hunting Information.
Please confine fires to grills, fireplaces or other areas provided for this purpose.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night. Excessively loud vehicles or motorized equipment are prohibited in the parks. In consideration of all park users, we ask that volumes be kept low when using radios, televisions or similar devices.
Pets and animals
Pets must be on a leash less than six feet in length or physically restrained in some other manner. This will help protect your pet from other animals. Livestock is prohibited in all recreation areas, excepting horses that are permitted only on the Horseback and Nature trail and associated areas.