Journey Jotters

Bitten by the travel bug

As part of our local explorations, we visited the Texas Sculpture Garden and the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. We visited the Hidden Cove Park in Frisco, on a summery June afternoon for a beach day.

rock beach with water and marina in distance
Hidden Cove Park and Marina

Hidden Cove Park, on Lake Lewisville, is a privately owned park and marine, spread out over 470 acres. It offers a variety of recreational activities, including swimming, stand-up paddling, canoeing, kayaking with classes for beginners. Besides, for boat owners, it has a full-service marina with 340 covered boat slips, a fuel dock, pump-out station, and a boat ramp. Sam’s Dock is a boat rental store and also sells ice, fishing supplies, snacks and such. DFW Surf offers canoes, kayaks, paddle boarding, and classes.

Picnic shelter, Hidden Cove Park and Marina

Restrooms and picnic shelters, pavilions, playgrounds, fishing, swimming area are also available. Rockin’S Bar and Grill provided meals and entertainment. Next door, sites are available for tent camping, RV sites. Cabins with kitchenettes can sleep up to six people. Bunkhouses are for larger groups, between 14 and 20 people, also with a full kitchen. Single vehicle entry is $15 per day. Boat launch entry and pass holders have varying rates.

Rockin’S Bar and Grill and Sam’s Dock, Hidden Cove Park

The JJ family reached the park around one pm and immediately found a sheltered picnic bench. The area wasn’t crowded as it was a weekday afternoon. There was a stiff breeze that helped cool us down. After enjoying a sumptuous lunch, we went in search of the beach. There isn’t much of one, and what exists is quite rocky. We got into the water, and for the first few feet, the water was too soft and mushy. As we waded deeper though, we got onto more firm footing.

ducks on a rocky beach, lake waters and the marina
The rocky beach, and the ducks, Hidden Cove Park

The water was soothing, and we played some games. At the pier, boats were launched or came in from a ride. Several jet-skis were parked nearby. We saw many people walk to the Rockin’S, but we did not. On the other side of the walkway, older kids were enjoying stand-up paddling. Others swam and hung out in the water. Beyond them, we could see the marina with many boats.

Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards!
Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards!

Once we tired from swimming and water games, we sat on the grassy slope, watching the ducks play and quibble with each other. The heat of the day, with the time spent in the water and the stillness of the park, made us very sleepy. It was the perfect location to spread out beach towels, albeit in the shade of the nearby trees!

As we got ready to leave the park, we drove to the adjacent facility where the RV sites and camping spots are located. It was quite extensive, with good access to the lake. We could see some of the cabins.

Green grass slopes alongside lake with pavilions
The Lake closer to the camping areas

The Hidden Cove Park was a tranquil getaway for an afternoon of swimming, water games, and a nice picnic. And very easily accessible for people in the Dallas area.

Hidden Cove Park is located at 20400 Hackberry Creek Park Road, Frisco, TX 75034.

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