About Cedar Creek Lake
Making this a great “weekender” destination, Cedar Creek Lake is located 55 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas, and is the 4th largest lake in Texas. It was completed n 1965 by damming the Trinity River. The lake is 18 miles long and features 320 miles of shoreline and covers 32,623 acres. The widest point of the lake is 8.5 miles and the deepest point is 53 feet.
Towns on or near Cedar Creek Lake include Kemp, Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Payne Springs, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Caney City, Malakoff, Star Harbor, Trinidad, Tool and Seven Points. Cedar Creek Lake was built on Cedar Creek, a tributary to the Trinity River. The dam is located in the Malakoff at the south end of the lake. The spillway lets water into a canal to the Trinity River located on the west side of the lake. Other major creeks that contribute to the inflow are Caney Creek, Clear Creek, and King’s Creek.
There are three islands totaling 160 acres on the lake which are maintained by the Texas Parks and Wildlife department and serve as the conservation areas for the aquatic birds. The Wildlife viewing is from boats or the banks of Cedar Creek Reservoir only.
Popular recreational activities on the lake include boating, skiing, swimming and of course, fishing. Some of the most common sport fish are catfish, crappie, white bass, hybrid striped bass and largemouth bass.