Cedar Creek Lake

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Gun Barrel City at Cedar Creek Lake

Gun Barrel City, Texas is located on the eastern shore of Cedar Creek Lake and considered by many as the Heart of the lake. The community has grown rapidly since the construction of the reservoir in 1969 and now 5,672 residents call Gun Barrel City home. The City has received several State Honored Awards including The Go Texan Award for becoming a Certified Retirement Community in 2009. Gun Barrel City holds two festivals each year, the July 4th Festival/Concert in the Park and the Christmas Festival/Parade. You can visit the festival website at GunBarrelCityFestivals.net for more information.

Gun Barrel City Calendar of Events


Gun Barrel City Christmas Parade and Fireworks

It's parade time again! December 5, 2015 6:00PM CHRISTMAS AT CEDAR CREEK LAKE The parade will begin at 6:00 PM and fireworks start 30 minutes after the parade at the Gun Barrel City Park. Parade entrants need...


Gun Barrel City Halloween Movies in the Park

Gun Barrel City Halloween Movies in the Park October 31, 2015 Hotel Transylvania 7PM The Goonies 8:30PM Beetlejuice 10:30PM FREE EVENT Gun Barrel City Park Pavilion Bring your own...


Gun Barrel City July Fest Concert

GUN BARREL CITY JULY FEST July 3 and 4, 2015 Car Show, Triple T Amusements Carnival Ninja Turtle Pizza Party *SOLD OUT* 106.9 Battle of the Bands, Trio Loco, The Hindenburg Project, Johnny Cooper,...


Gun Barrel City Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Giveaway

Gun Barrel City Easter Egg Hunt & Candy Giveway April 4, 2015 Business Sponsored Candy Giveaway at the Pavilion 2-2:45pm Easter Egg Hunt at the Amphitheater 3pm (by Tennis Courts) For...


Gun Barrel City Spring Fling/Volunteer Expo

Gun Barrel City is having a FREE Volunteer Expo on March 14th from 2pm to 4pm at the Gun Barrel City Park Pavilion (behind Dairy Queen) for organizations looking to recruit volunteers and showcase...

Gun Barrel City News and Community

GBC EDC closes purchase of Big Chief Lodging; building demolition to start immediately

The Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corp. purchased Big Chief Lodging Feb. 3 with a $514,000 loan obtained through a local bank. EDC officials said the city bought the property for almost half of the original asking price. The property was in...

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Water line break disrupts flow in Gun Barrel City; Tamarack issues boil water notice

Gun Barrel City notified residents Thursday, Feb. 4, that a "major water line break" had left most of the city without water. The recorded notice going to residents' phones said that East Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District officials hoped to...

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Kemp Walmart to close before 1st anniversary in business; shutdown one of 29 stores closing in Texas

Kemp residents soon will be without a full-service grocery store once again. The Walmart neighborhood grocery that opened in the first quarter of 2015 will shutdown along with 269 other stores nationwide, including 29 in Texas. The last day of...

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Gun Barrel City recognized for 'odd' name

If you ask people in surrounding counties what they think of Cedar Creek Lake residents, adjectives like "different," "quirky" and "offbeat" are likely to enter the conversation. And now it is official. Cedar Creek Lake's major city, Gun...

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Gun Barrel City moves forward on purchase, demolition of Big Chief Lodging, big civic center construction part of plan

Gun Barrel City's elected officials want to build a "very large civic center" at the site of Big Chief Landing in coming years, according to Mayor Pro-Tem Rob Rea. Rea told the Athens Daily Review the civic center would be used for a "myriad" of...

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Gun Barrel City Real Estate

Harbor Light Villas

$449,000 Waterfront

New construction, waterfront, open water views, covered patio & balcony, gated private peninsula. One hour from Dallas, one mile from Main St Gun Barrel City, salt water infinity edge pool, covered boat slips, lighted waterfront walking trail,...

Great Starter Lake Home at Cedar Creek Lake!

$269,000 Waterfront

Great Entry-Level Waterfront Home - Cute, Updated 3-bedroom/2-bath on wide open water located in the heart on Gun Barrel City close to retail and restaurants. This waterfront home features open living/dinning/kitchen with walls of waterside windows,...



: Located in the heart of Gun Barrel City, retail hub of Cedar Creek Lake, this excellent property is just off of Main St and directly across from the 30,000 sf ETMC 24 hour medical facility and rehab center, it is a prime location for our office,...

Cute 2/1 Bungalow!

$159,000 Waterfront

Cute bungalow style lake house on Cedar Creek Lake sits on a tree shaded waterfront lot with it's own boathouse and a nice lake view! Located in one of Gun Barrel City's nicest subdivision's with no mobile homes! This cute neighborhood has a park...

Updated 2/1 Bungalow with 100 waterfront ft!

$149,900 Waterfront

Recently updated, 2Bed/1Bath, Bungalow nestled under a canopy of native oaks. Located in Gun Barrel City, near restaurants, shopping and retail, and perched high upon elevated lot with over 100 water front ft, this home is hard to beat in this price...

Gun Barrel City Vacation Rentals and Cabins

Flamingo Bay-Outdoor Firepit-108 ft. Lakefront - Open Water

Featured Waterfront

Relax at our beautiful Cedar Creek lake home with expansive new deck and dock. Open water lot with 108 feet of lakefront with soft sandy bottom. Best water (smoothest) on the lake for skiing and recreational fun! Email us for more...

Your Waterfront Vacation Starts Here!


VillaRosa at Cedar Creek Lake is a spacious ranch-style lake house with three bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen and two living areas for hours of fun. One living area has a great lake view and cozy fireplace, the other is a game and entertainment...

Seaside Island - Outdoor Firepit- 4BR, Sleeps 12

Featured Waterfront

Relax at our beautiful Cedar Creek lake home with expansive new deck and dock. Open water lot with 94 feet of lakefront with soft sandy bottom. Best water (smoothest) on the lake for skiing and recreational fun! Email us for more...

Shady Shores - 4 BR/Sleeps 14- 149ft Open Waterfront/Deep Water

Featured Waterfront

Relax at our beautiful Cedar Creek lake home with new screened deck. Open water lot with 149 feet of lakefront and deep water. Best water (smoothest) on the lake for skiing and recreational fun! For more photos, please email us. ...

Gun Barrel City Recreation

Lakeridge RV Park


Located in Gun Barrel City, TX, LakeRidge RV Park is a full service RV park that offers guests a laid back country setting. Our park is well appointed with large, wide spaces, great amenities, and plenty of events to keep you busy while here. So...

The Flying Grape & Bean Coffee Gift House

The Flying Grape & Bean Coffee Gift House is not the type of cafe you might expect to find in the rural area of the Gun Barrel City Airpark. From the tastefully decorated rooms to the unique menu of gourmet coffees, Frappaccinos, exotic teas,...

Coconut Island Bar & Grill

Lakeside restaurant and nightclub on the island off of the causeway connecting Seven Points to Gun Barrel City. Open for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. all week long. Bar and patio open until midnight Sunday through Thursday, until 2...

Tommy's Bar B Que

Tucked away on Old Gun Barrel Lane is Tommy's Bar B Que, an old fashioned joint with all of the traditional Texas food favorites and a rustic interior that takes you back in time. There are metal hangings on the wall reminiscent of Texas ranching...

Big Chief Landing

Big Chief Landing was established in 1966. Located just 50 minutes southeast of downtown Dallas, on Hwy 334, in Gun Barrel City, Texas. There is no quicker or convenient place to get on the water at Cedar Creek Lake. Come check out our recreation...

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Cedar Creek Lake Weather Forecast


Decreasing Clouds

Hi: 53

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 34


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 64

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 35



Hi: 55

Monday Night


Lo: 32



Hi: 59

Tuesday Night


Lo: 38

Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 2/6: 321.96 (-0.04)

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Feb. 3)

Water stained; 47–52 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.