In 1854, John Anderson Penn settled in the rugged cedar-covered hills of southwest Dallas County - an area known as the Cedar Mountains. Today, remnants of the original Penn Farm survive intact in the confines of Cedar Hill State Park. Cedar Hill State Park is home to the premier North Texas mountain bike trail. Picnicking: Over 200 picnic tables with waist-high grills, and most have a view of the lake. Fishing: Features two lighted fishing jetties and a perch pond for youngsters. Lake fishing includes largemouth black bass, crappie ,and catfish. The Marina rents ski boats, paddle boats, jet skis, pontoon boats, and a house boat for family activities. In addition they have an indoor/outdoor fishing barge. They have a convenient store that sells bait, fishing gear, and camping gear, as well as some food products. Yearly boat slip rentals are available.