There are good eats both near the lake and in surrounding towns. In addition to renting watercraft, Don’s Port Marina has an excellent restaurant overlooking the water. Live music is occasionally featured here. Nearby Malakoff hosts Bubba Jean’s, an excellent Cajun seafood buffet. Cedar Isle Bar and Grill offers live music and the chance to play volleyball along with its excellent menu.
38,000 sq ft of surface water.Huge 33,750-acre impoundment operated for recreation and Fort Worth municipal water supply. Nestled among post oaks and pines, the lake offers numerous campsites, picnicking areas, excellent fishing, swimming and boating; one of the most popular in North Central Texas. About 10 miles west of Athens north of Texas 31, also accessible from Malakoff, Trinidad, Kemp and Mabank. - Texas Dept of Transportation Guide Book
Are they permitted? Yes. Must be approved by Tarrant County.
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
Athens 14 mi, Dallas 50 mi, Tyler 40 mi, Shreveport, LA 120 mi
DFW 70 mi , Harbor Point Air Strip for Small planes
Fish Barn (for Bait)
903-778-4169, 1107 S Leagueline Rd, Trinidad, TX 75163-7066
Big Crappie.com - Guide Service is located on beautiful CEDAR CREEK LAKE TEXAS, just ONE hour southeast of Dallas / Fort Worth and THREE hours north of Houston and Austin.
If you are coming from out of town there are many comfortable hotels within 5 minutes of where we will meet in Gun Barrel City.
Click here for boat access points and more info from the Texas Parks and Wildlife website:
Luck o The Irish.net - Visit Luck O’ the Irish offers both full and half-day trips for individuals, families and parties on many of North Texas’ regional lakes and great fishing locations including Lake Tawakoni, Cedar Creek, Richland Chambers and Lake Grapevine. Luck O’ the Irish is run by Omar Cotter, a Bass Pro Shops Pro-Staff for Stripers, Hybrids and White Bass and has more than 20 years of experience in all types of fishing.
River Cat Marine - 903 432-9450
The Village Rancho - 903 432-2975
Baywood Plaza Mini Storage & Boatstalls - 903 451-2447
Eds Boat Repair - 903 887-5268
Harbour Light Marina - 903 887-6656
Moore Enterprises - 903 887-6523
Chambers Creek Marina
903-874-1130, 3001 FM 2859, Corsicana, TX 75110-0759
Purtis Creek State Park
14225 FM 316, Eustace TX 75124, 903/425-2332
Activities include camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, and hiking. The park rents paddle boats and canoes. The facilities available are campsites with water and electricity; primitive campsites (minimum mile hike-in); an overflow camping area; lighted fishing piers; fish-cleaning shelters; rearing/trout ponds; boat ramps; courtesy docks; picnic sites; and a playground.
Fairfield Lake State Park
123 State Park Rd 64, Fairfield TX 75840, 903/389-4514
Activities include camping, backpacking, hiking, nature study, bird watching, boating on this 2400-acre lake, water skiing, jet skiing (races hosted the first weekend in May), fishing, and lake swimming in a large, buoyed, sandy area. There are campsites with water (most on the lakefront); campsites with water and electricity; a hike-in primitive camping area (at the end of a 6-mile, round-trip hiking trail); picnicking; an overflow camping area; restrooms with and without showers; a lighted fishing pier; a fish-cleaning shelter; a fish-cleaning table; boat ramps; a trailer dump station; playgrounds; a group dining hall for day-use only; and an amphitheater.
Wooded Acres Campground
903-599-2314, 5660 FM 416, Streetman, TX 75859-7088
Local Area Businesses
Nearby points of interest are Fairfield Lake and Tyler State Parks; Texas State Railroad State Historical Park; Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center; First Monday Trade Days in Canton; Cedar Creek Reservoir; and the Dallas/Ft Worth areas.