Dallas-Fort Worth’s Grapevine Lake, Joe Pool Lake and Burger’s Lake


Burger's Lake is a 30 acre park located in Fort Worth, Texas. It features a one-acre spring-fed lake for swimming, a couple of sandy beaches, picnic tables, diving boards, slides and a trapeze. (Andrea Sachs/THE WASHINGTON POST)
July 1, 2011
Getting There

American flies nonstop from Reagan National to Dallas-Fort Worth, with fares starting at about $310 round trip.

Where to Stay

Gaylord Texan Resort

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine

817-778-2000

www.gaylordhotels.com

The sprawling resort with the Vegas-y feel sits on Grapevine Lake. From $179.

Vineyards Campground

1501 N. Dooley St., Grapevine

888-329-8993

vineyardscampground.com

Fully furnished cabins on Grapevine Lake. From $130.

Hyatt Regency DFW

2334 N. International Pkwy., Irving

972-453-1234

dfwairport.hyatt.com

Airport hotel well-positioned for lake hopping. From $119.

Where to Eat

Little Pete’s

4600 Murrell Park Rd., Flower Mound

972-906-7150

www.littlepeteslakegrapevine.com

Surf, turf and sandwiches, plus entertainment, on the north shores of Grapevine Lake. Entrees from $10.

Burger’s Lake Snack Bar

1200 Meandering Rd., Fort Worth

817-737-3414

www.burgerslake.com

Summertime snacks, such as burritos, hot dogs and snow cones. $3 and less.

Riverwalk Cantina

Gaylord Texan Resort

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine

817-778-2000

www.gaylordhotels.com

Dine on Tex-Mex dishes beside a faux river. Lunch entrees from $9.95.

What to Do

Burger’s Lake

1200 Meandering Rd., Fort Worth

817-737-3414

www.burgerslake.com

Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. $12 per person.

Rockledge Park

Off Fairway Drive, Grapevine

817-865-2600

www.usace.army.mil

On the north shore of Grapevine Lake. $5 per car.

Cedar Hill State Park

Off Route 1382, Cedar Hill

972-291-3900

www.tpwd.state.tx.us

Tranquil setting on Joe Pool Lake, with picnic areas. $5 per person.

Information

www.visitdallas.com

www.fortworth.com

A.S.

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