Ceder Hill State Park
Located under 15 minutes to the west of Red Oak, the Ceder Hill State Park is a perfect place to enjoy the great Texan outdoors. The park features 355 campsites with electricity, running water, and hot showers within walking distance. Or, for the more rugged adventurers, primitive sites are available as well. The park is also home to the DORBA Trail, a mountain bike trail built by riders for riders that is widely considered one of the most intense in the region. Ideal for visitors of all ages, the park provides a swimming beach with fishing and is a popular birdwatching destination.
Red Oak White and Blu
Every year on the weekend before the 4th of July, Red Oak hosts the Red Oak White and Blue Festival. The event celebrates both the nation's Independence Day as well as the wonderful community of which all of the residents are a part. There are two days of live music, awesome food, bouncy castles, and other fun and games for the kids, and it all culminates in the fireworks show. Another popular part of the festival is a 5k and one mile Fun Run for adults and children. Patriotism has never seen such a good family-friendly time.
Dinnertime in Red Oak
Food is serious business in Red Oak. The town is home to a lot of different restaurants, some of which do the basics exceptionally well and some reinvent the rules to take the taste buds somewhere they have never been before. It seems like there are more barbecue joints than stop signs in Texas, but Randy's Bar-B-Q manages to stand out from the crowd, as the ribs fall off the bone and the brisket is beyond juicy. As a bonus, it is always likely to meet Randy himself, as he likes to mingle with the customers and shoot the bull.