Burgers Lake is the perfect destination for those of you looking to cool off and have fun on a hot day in summer.
The lake appeared around 1950 and rapidly increased in popularity because of its beautiful landscape and vicinity to Dallas.
This swimming hole is not open all year round. It is open just during the summer season, from June to September.
It is one of the most beautiful places to spend a day in nature with your family, without driving for hours.
I personally like this lake very much, not just because of its location, in the proximity of Dallas, but also because what it has to offer to its visitors.
I remember that the first time I dipped my toes into Burgers Lake, I was taken aback by the refreshing coolness of its waters.
It was a hot Texan summer day, and the lake was the perfect sanctuary!
The sun shimmered on the water’s surface, and the laughter of families echoed around.
The lake, with its pristine waters and serene surroundings, always felt like a hidden gem, a personal escape from the Texas heat.
Soaking at Burger’s Lake
This amazing man-made pool fed by spring is far less popular than Hamilton Pool or Jabob’s Well but it is equally beautiful. So, if you are looking for a beautiful place to relax and soak, head to one of Dallas’s hidden gems.
Location of Burgers Lake Fort Worth Tx
Address: 1200 Meandering Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76114, USA
The lake for swimming is located in Fort Worth Texas, about 45 minutes drive from Dallas city center.
It is the perfect place for a family weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of big cities like Dallas or Houston.
Driving to Burgers Lake from Dallas, the urban landscape gradually gives way to nature.
I remember the anticipation building as we neared our destination, a promise of a day well spent.
The lake is easy to find and the big plus is that you don’t have to drive for hours from Dallas.
Getting to Burger Lake in Fort Worth Texas
If you are driving from Dallas downtown, here is what you have to do:
- Follow I-30 W to West Fwy in Fort Worth. Take exit 9B from I-30 W
- Take Roaring Springs Rd and TX-183 N to Meandering Rd
For detailed instructions of how to get to Burger’s Lake from different parts of Texas, please consult Burger’s Lake official page.
This man-made lake, fed by a spring, is extremely accessible to everybody.
There is a short walk to the lake from the parking lot, but the road is accessible even for handicapped persons.
Trust me! Everyone can reach this lake!
The short walk from the parking lot to the lake is a breeze.
I’ve seen families with kids, groups of friends, and even elderly couples easily making their way to the lakefront.
The waters of Burgers Lake Fort Worth Texas
The lake’s waters come from the nearby spring and are treated with chemical products.
The 30-acre park features a one-acre spring-fed lake who’s waters are extremely clean and well-maintained.
The Lake is clean and safe for swimming, and the waters are completely chlorinated, chemically maintained, and filtered to ensure a high quality of water.
Diving into the clear waters, I could feel the purity. There is nothing to worry about!
The lake’s commitment to maintaining high water quality is evident with every swim. It’s a refreshing experience unmatched by any other.
To get access to Burgers Lake you need to pay an admission fee.
The entrance fee is 15 USD per person for all ages.
Paying the $15 entrance fee always felt like a small price for the memories and experiences I’ve gathered over my numerous visits.
As I said earlier, it is definitely a place that you should visit, at least once, in a hot day of summer.
Burger’s Lake reviews from visitors
When visiting such fantastic places, I always like to make new friends.
Chatting with a family during one of my visits, a mother mentioned how Burgers Lake had become their annual summer tradition.
Another young couple spoke about their first date here, making it evident that this place holds special memories for many.
Stacy from Texas
I went to Burger Lake as a teen and haven’t been in years. We went yesterday with two young girls, 5 and 2. Everyone had a absolute blast!!!
The Sandy beaches were a big hit as was watching people fly off the swing. It was busy but we easily found parking and a picnic table. We never felt crowded and there is so much room to spread out.
This saltwater spring-fed lake, located so close to Dallas, offers everything you need for a day in nature with your friends and family.
The 30 acres park offers a wide range of water sports activities and many outdoor activities near the lake for the whole family.
There are tennis courts and volleyball courts in the vicinity of the water, as well as picnic tables and grills.
In the area, there are 6 diving boards, a 20-foot slide, and a plethora of other exciting water activities.
There are two types of slides, a small one and the larger white, red and blue slides.
To go to the blue slides, kids must know how to swim.
You can bring your inner tube if you are in the mood to float along the river, or you can rent it from the park.
You can bring water toys and floats to the shallow areas, especially if you’re visiting with your family with kids.
On this body of water, there is also a 25-foot trapeze swing to jump into the water if you need extra adrenaline.
Being a man-made pool you don’t have to worry about the large rocks from the bottom of the lake so you can jump without worries!
Life guards on duty are available on the property to keep an eye on you while you and your family play in the water.
Still, if you are not a very good swimmer, I strongly recommend you wear a life jacket.
Life jackets can be rented on site for around 2 USD per jacket for the entire day.
I have almost forgot to mention this!
Burgers Lake is a wonderful place for a birthday celebration, especially when you have kids.
I’ve spent hours challenging friends to diving board jumps, enjoyed picnics at the well-maintained tables, and even celebrated a birthday at one of their grills.
The facilities cater to every need, making each visit comfortable and fun.
Family friendly lake
After bathing and playing, there is nothing more relaxing than lying on a sandy beach to perfect your tan or hiding under the trees for shade.
In the 30-acre park, there are two sand beaches where you can put your chair or towel and enjoy the Texan sun.
The park is very child-friendly, with plenty of family activities, shallow swim areas, and toddler slides.
Inside the park, along the lake, there are also more than 300 picnic tables and almost 200 charcoal grills, so don’t forget to bring your favorite meat.
Add the 6 diving boards to all these amenities, including one for baby and the huge inner tubes, and you will get a day to remember not far from Dallas.
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Hotels near Burgers Lake Fort Worth
There are no campsites and RV parks inside the 30 acres park, so the only option for spending the night in the area are the hotels located in Dallas or Fort Worth.
I carefully handpicked the most popular hotels from the park for you, with the best price-quality ratio and closely located to the water.
Here are my 2 favorite ones:
Comfort Suites – Lake Worth
Comfort Suites Lake Worth is conveniently located close to the lake and the area’s main attractions.
The rooms are spacious and clean, equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, pillow-top mattresses, cable TV, and sofa sleepers.
A delicious complimentary breakfast is served each morning at the property, consisting in eggs, yogurt, meat, fresh fruit, and hot waffle flavors.
If you have to leave the hotel before breakfast, a light breakfast box can be prepared for you upon request.
TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Northwest Lake Worth
Located close to Burger Lake and just 13 km away from Fort Worth Convention Center, TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Northwest Lake Worth is the right choice for the picky ones.
The property features an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, and a fitness center.
All the rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, a kitchen, and a dining area. The bathrooms are private and equipped with a hair dryer and toiletries.
Each morning, the property offers breakfasts consisting of American and gluten-free options.
Eating at Burgers Lake Texas
Did you forget your picnic basket at home, or do you not want to prepare your own food?
No worries, there is a snack bar in the park from which you can pick something you like.
You will find a wide range of dishes here, from pizza, hotdogs, burgers, and small bites to chips, candy, and French fries.
To cool off after a short bath, the snack bar prepared snow cones and ice cream for you.
After a swim, I often find myself at the snack bar, grabbing a slice of their delicious pizza.
Their snow cones are a must-try, a perfect treat to beat the heat.
And I must confess: I cannot resist to these temptations after a swim in the refreshing waters of Burgers Lake.
Alcoholic beverages and beer are prohibited inside the park, so you will find only soft drinks and cold drinking water at the snack bar.
Other things to do in Fort Worth
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Garden was established in 1930 and the Arboretum in the 1980s.
It is located in the eastern side of Dallas and is a must-see destination while in the city.
After a day at Burgers Lake, I’ve often extended my trip to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
The combination of a day at the lake followed by a peaceful evening in the garden makes for a perfect weekend.
Fort Worth Nature Center
This nature reserve is located just 10 miles from downtown Fort Worth and contains more than 20 miles of hiking trails.
You will see a bison herd and a prairie dog colony so definitely should pay it a visit as it a wonderful family destination.
Fort Worth Zoo
The Zoo was opened in 1833 and is the largest and oldest zoo in Texas.
It spreads over 106 acres of land and is home to more than 2,000 animals from 406 species.
Many events and programs take place inside the zoo all year round.
Burgers Lake is more than just a destination; it’s a repository of memories, adventures, and relaxation.
I invite you to dive in, explore, and create your own stories.
And when you do, I’d love to hear about your experiences.
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