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.

Andrea Sachs (not the one who wears Prada) has been writing for Travel since 2000. She travels near (Ellicott City, Jersey Shore) and far (Burma, Namibia, Russia), and finds adventure no matter the mileage. She is all packed for the Moon or North Korea, whichever opens first.
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