All You Need to Know About Cedar Creek Lake for a Relaxing Weekend Getaway

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From quiet mornings on the lake to great watersports, there is something for everyone on Cedar Creek Lake!  Located just an hour southeast of Dallas, the lake is the perfect weekend escape for families looking to unplug and recharge!  Check out the many listings for lake house rentals available on the lake, buy a bag of groceries or visit some of the good restaurants on the lake!  You’ll find that many of the waterfront lake houses have docks, so you can bring your own boat or rent one a the marina for a few hours of fun on the lake!

Cedar Creek Lake, which is owned by Tarrant Regional Water District, was completed in 1965.  It is fed by both Cedar Creek and King’s Creek, with the dam located at the Southeast end of the lake, which runs into the nearby Trinity River.


Llama Land Ranch, Tool Located just minutes from the lake in Tool, you can camp or just come for the day to feed their friendly llamas!

Lone Star Marina in Tool offers boat rentals for a day at the lake.  From ski boats to pontoon boats, they come with a choice of tube or wake board, knee board or skis.  They also have a nice tiki hut.

Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Airshow  Held the Saturday closest to the Fourth of July, this neat air show can be seen from the lake!

Tom Finley Park This fun, lakefront park offers picnics, a swimming area, boat ramp and fishing pier.

If you’re wanting to play golf, there are 2 golf courses to choose from, Cedar Creek Country Club and King’s Creek Golf Club.

Cedar Creek WMA Big Island Unit  There are several islands in the lake that are rookeries, nesting sites for the local waterfowl.  The islands are protected by Texas Parks and Wildlife and while you can’t visit the islands, they are neat places to watch the birds from a boat!

Whatz-Up Family Fun Park, Seven Points  Go-carts, bumper cars, mini golf, games and much more at this fun arcade off the lake!  Perfect if you’re looking for something to do in the evening!


Vernon’s Lakeside  I love the location of this restaurant!  Located on one of the islands, accessible on the bridge, it has a great view and menu!  You can bring your boat right up to the dock!

Cedar Creek Brewery is a fun, craft brewery with a restaurant that serves up good food!


For years we would spend every 4th of July at Cedar Creek Lake, first camping, then sleeping in the boat cabin, and finally for the last couple of years we rented a lake house.  Cedar Creek Lake is a great lakehouse lake, with waterfront homes and docks the kids can jump off!

VRBO has a great listing of vacation rentals, over 100, with many on the lake.

Cherokee Landing RV Resort offers cabin rentals, RV parking and tent camping by the water.

While there is not a state park on the lake, Purtis Creek State Park is a short drive away, and sits on it’s own 355 acre lake, great for fishing!

While you’re at Cedar Creek Lake, check out Ranch 505 Club’s  Exclusive Homesites on the lake, and their amazing amenities! You may find yourself wanting to own on the lake, too!

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