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Cedar Creek Lake public park reopens for summer; Easter sunrise service planned

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David Webb is a veteran journalist who has written for the mainstream and alternative media for three decades. He is now a freelancer who lives in the Cedar Creek Lake area. He is the editor of cedarcreeklake.com. E-mail story ideas to davidwaynewebb@yahoo.com.




There is a scarcity of public beaches on Cedar Creek Lake so it's a big deal when Tom Finley Park in Gun Barrel City reopens for the summer season.


The park off of the Causeway on Highway 334 between Seven Points and Gun Barrel City will reopen for the summer on Saturday, April 19. It features a public beach, picnic tables, charcoal grills, a fishing pier and a boat launch.


On Sunday, April 20, at 6:45 a.m. Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church will conduct an Easter sunrise service at the park.


The fishing pier is accessible to people with disabilities. It was built by the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club, which received the "Golden Coconut Award" from the international Parrot Head Club for exemplary community service last year.


Even though the lake is still down almost four feet, there is ample swimming area at the park. In fact, the drought has created a nice beach that usually is not available.


It costs $3 per person to enter the park. There is a pavilion that can be rented for private parties.


For information call 903-432-3704.




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