Cedar Creek Lake

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Tool at Cedar Creek Lake

With 2,240 residents, Tool Texas is located on State Highway 274 along the western shore of Cedar Creek Lake. Tradition has it that Tool was once named Hog Fork but it was later renamed for George Tool, who in 1905 had the first store there. More information about Tool Texas s available at ToolTexas.org.

Tool Calendar of Events


Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake Yard Sale

Help the animals and find some treasures! Come to the annual Yard Sale, Saturday, November 8, 10 AM - 3 PM. This year, the Yard Sale will be held at the Shelter to promote foot traffic as well as facilitate...


Adoptions at T-Bar-T Farm Supply in Kaufman

Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake Shelter Puppies & Dogs are brought onsite every Third Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. for Adoption. Note: Shelter Kittens & Cats available for adoption Everyday...


Humane Society of CCL Adoption Event at T-Bar-T

The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) will hold a Dog and Puppy Adoption event Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at T-BAR-T Farm Supply, 2836 E Highway 175, Kaufman, TX....


Humane Society of CCL Volunteer/Supporter Get-Together

Lots of great things happening at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake, thanks to more and more individuals and businesses getting involved and helping the animals. All are welcome and appreciated at the...


Coalition Meeting in Gun Barrel City

On August 28th, the East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse's Henderson County Community Coalition will host a special local meeting for the Cedar Creek Lake area, including Mabank, Gun Barrel City,...

Tool News and Community

Council members, citizens ask Tool Mayor Donny Daniel to reconsider planned resignation

About two dozen residents attended a Tool City Council meeting Oct. 6 to ask Mayor Donny Daniel to reconsider his recent decision to resign. Daniel submitted a letter of resignation Oct. 2 after an emergency meeting of the council the...

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Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake clears animal shelter, at least temporarily

The "Clear the Shelter Day" at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake succeeded far beyond organizers' expectations. Every cat and dog housed at the animal shelter in Tool found a home Saturday, Aug. 15, during the national event that saw 17,000...

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Tool City Council ignores residents' complaints, continues to open meetings with prayers

The Tool City Council decided to continue its tradition of conducting an invocation along with the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of meetings over the objections of two residents. Carol and Dale Price, who are 22-year residents of Tool,...

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Highway 175 expansion project turns up 600-year-old Native American artifacts

Work on the expansion of Highway 175 turned up added bonus -- the discovery of Native American artifacts dating back to the 1400s, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The artifacts found in Henderson and Anderson...

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Thieves target boats, jet skis on Cedar Creek Lake; most taken for 'joy rides'

Rising lake waters brought out all kinds of pests during the last month, including rats, snakes, bugs -- and thieves. At least a dozen lake residents reported the loss of boats and jet skis to law enforcement agencies all around the lake. Thefts...

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Tool Real Estate

Quiet & Secluded Country Home on 14.83 Acres


Quiet & Secluded Country Home on 14.83 acres. This 3br/2ba home has an open floor plan with a WBFP and a large sunroom/gameroom. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious. Outdoors you will find 2 gazebo’s, decks, and a covered porch. There...

Rustic and Lakey with Gameroom

$325,000 Waterfront

Cute, lakey and spacious describe this architecturally unique lake home. With two big living areas, huge kitchen and expansive outdoor deck overlooking wide open water, this home epitomizes what lake living is all about-relaxing and having fun,...

Immaculate Inside & Out Plus Room For The Entire Family!

$279,000 Featured Waterfront

Immaculate Inside & Out Plus Room For The Entire Family! This spacious 3bdrm 3bth will sleep up to 12 comfortably. It is situated on a large tree shaded lot with wonderful views of the lake. Interior offers rustic touches with wood floors,...

Clean & Neat Rustic Lake Cabin Retreat Under $225,000!

$224,900 Waterfront

This rustic-style cabin is clean & neat and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 2-car carport, a covered waterside deck and a large boat house with boat & PWC lifts and party deck! (And, yes, of course there’s a fireplace!) Located...

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$155,000 Waterfront

3/2/ 3 large walk-in closets all elect except heating/propane. central heating /air washer/dryer Elect Stove / hookup for gas Bottom freezer refrigerator, ceiling fans in all room's, security system, large utility room with office, 900 sq ft...

Tool Vacation Rentals and Cabins

The Ranch Suites Resort - Starting at $69/night!


CALL (903) 432-3444 FOR RESERVATIONS Recently renovated, the Ranch Suites Resort, previously the Southwest Suites Motel is located on the westside of Cedar Creek Lake in Tool, Texas. The Ranch Suites Resort is a 15 room motel with 13...

Luxury Cedar Creek Lakehouse - Sleeps 18 Comfortably!


You will absolutely LOVE this Texas style lake house featuring 5,750 sq. ft. of total comfort!! It is supplied with all the household items you need ... kitchen utensils, paper products, soaps, shampoo, hair dryers, detergents, towels, toilet...

Tool Recreation

Pine Gardens RV Park


Located on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake located in Tool Texas, Pine Gardens RV park has 30-amp and 50 amp sites. The campground has an area for tents, newly built cabins and renovated fishing pier adjacent to the business property. It has a...

McDade's Nursery

McDade's Nursery is the premier full service nursery serving customers in Cedar Creek Lake and North East Texas. It's a destination garden center for gardeners in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Tyler, Canton, Athens, Corsicana, Kaufman, Ennis and...

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Cedar Creek Lake Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 88

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 64


Partly Sunny

Hi: 89

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 71


Partly Sunny

Hi: 91

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 94

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73

Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 10/10: 319.80 (-2.20)

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 7)

Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 2.14’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, topwaters and white spinnerbaits near docks. 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.