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


Jeanie Hulsey Bridge and Luncheon Benefit

The Jeanie Hulsey Bridge and Luncheon Benefit for The Library at Cedar Creek Lake will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, TX off of Hwy 274 and Will...


ANNUAL FISH FRY supporting Tool Community Food Pantry at Providence Baptist Church

Come and enjoy delicious Fish, French fries, Hushpuppies, Beans and Desert on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm. and support our local TOOL COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY. This will be held at Providence Baptist...


Tool 7th Annual Fall Festival

Ages 12 and under, free admission: train rides, games, cake walk, inflatables, candy, hot dogs


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...

Tool News and Community

Antique hunters to visit East Texas to film unusual collections

American Pickers, a documentary series showing on the History Channel, will visit Exast Texas in a search for unique collections. Show hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz want to hear from East Texas residents who collect unusual items such as classic...

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Charges dropped against longtime Cedar Creek Lake area armed fugitive

A fugitive who barricaded himself on his 47-acre ranch near Tool and Trinidad for 14 years no longer faces arrest. Anderson County dropped charges against John Joe Gray. He was arrested in 1999 during a traffic stop on charges of carrying a...

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Homeschooling in Cedar Creek Lake Area

Texas Education Agency states that in order to homeschool here, three things must be in order. -The instruction must be bona fide(e.g., not a shame) -The curriculum must be in visual form(e.g., books, workbooks, video monitor) -The curriculum...

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Jeanie Hulsey Bridge Benefit Raises Over $3,100 for The Library at Cedar Creek Lake

The Literary Club of Cedar Creek Lake hosted the Jeanie Hulsey Bridge Benefit at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, TX on October 22, 2015.  There were two divisions, with Gloria Rowland of the Bridge Studio as the director...

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GBC revolving door spins again; Tool mayor withdraws resignation

It's hard to remember who is doing what at Gun Barrel City Hall these days as faces continue to change while the city enters the new fiscal year. GBC Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Sean Overeynder...

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Tool Real Estate

Fabulous 3/3 Waterfront Home!

$399,000 Waterfront

Fabulous "double lot" waterfront property facing southeast at Cedar Creek Lake! This darling 2 bedroom / 2 bath home plus 1/1 guest cottage (sq ft quoted per owner and includes both structures) offers amazing views and plenty of...

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...

Immaculate Inside & Out Plus Room For The Entire Family!

$269,000 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,...

Lake Homes

$245,000 Featured Waterfront

Beautiful home with nice Cove Location in Clearwater Bay. Home sits on three fenced lots with large deck across the back of home. Boat pier is 6 months old. Home was updated in 2014, S/S appliances, Quartz counter-tops and custom cabinets in...

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...

Tool Vacation Rentals and Cabins

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


CALL (903) 432-3444 FOR RESERVATIONS www.TheRanchSuites.com THE RANCH SUITES RESORT ("The Ranch"). Located on the westside of Cedar Creek Lake in Tool, Texas. The Ranch is a 15 unit motel with 13 motel suite rooms...

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


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 72

Sunday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 54

Presidents Day

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 71

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 46


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 74

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 45


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 72

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 53

Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 2/14: 321.90 (-0.10)

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Feb. 10)

Water stained; 48–53 degrees; 0.07’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.