The Bottom Line
- Cool summer fun
- Plenty of amenities
- Certified lifeguards on duty
- Can get expensive for a large family
- No credit or debits accepted
- No alcohol
- Location: 1200 Meandering Way Road in Fort Worth. Inside Loop 820.
- Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. every day of the week, except during schooldays, when hours may vary.
- Phone: (817) 737-3414
- Admission: $12 per person above age six. Children six and under are free. Groups are welcome.
Guide Review - Burger's Lake
Burger's Lake is a one-acre spring-fed swimming hole in Fort Worth. The water is warm in the sunshine and cool in the shade and probably about a tenth of the swimming hole is in shade at any time. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Burger's Lake has diving boards, high and low slides, platforms for jumping off, and a 25-foot trapeze. The graduated depth of the sandy bottom lets the small kids play safely, too. They also employ certified lifeguards to watch over all the activity.
The thirty-acre recreational area contains picnic areas and charcoal grills if you want to bring your own lunch, or you can purchase food from the snack bar, volleyball courts, changing rooms, and restrooms conveniently located by the lake. Plenty of parking under the trees keeps your car cool. Try Burger's Lake on any hot day in the summer. You'll be glad you did.
No credit or debit cards accepted (bring cash). No alcohol. No pets.
From Dallas, take 183 west to loop 820. Take 820 west to highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway). Go east on 199 to Roberts Cut-Off, the first stoplight. Turn right on Roberts Cut-Off and turn right onto Meandering Way Road, by the Quick-Way Convenience Store. Go another mile and Burger's Lake is on the right.
From Dallas, take I-20 west to Southwest Blvd. Take Southwest Blvd. to the highway 13 exit. Go on highway 183 to Roberts Cut-Off and turn left. Turn right onto Meandering Way Road, by the Quick-Way Convenience Store. Go another mile and Burger's Lake is on the right.