Cedar Creek Lake Party Cove

Cedar Creek Reservoir, aka Cedar Creek Lake is located about 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas in rural setting with a few tiny towns around its shores. The Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 owns and operates Cedar Creek Lake.

Gunbarrel City and Mabank, Texas, lie on the northeastern shores of Cedar Creek Lake, Seven Points and Tool, Texas, are mid-lake on the western shores, and Star Harbor, Caney City, and Log Cabin, Texas are located on the southeastern shores.

Some excellent restaurants and nightlife surround Cedar Creek Lake. You can find just about any kind of cuisine in the various towns and communities around the lake owned by individuals who know how to fill your bellies, serve a cold beer, or mix a great drink.

Most of these establishments revolve around Gun Barrel City, but there are others spread out around the rest of Cedar Creek Lake. Like on most lakes, a party cove evolves over the years. The Cedar Creek Lake Party Cove is no different.

Where Is the Party Cove on Cedar Creek Lake?

R. H. Lee Park has a nice beach where people take their boats to the Cedar Creek Lake Party Cove.

This party cove on Cedar Creek Lake sits on the very southern tip on the east side, near the dam. There is a sandy beach, and this cove has an average depth of three feet. You can back in, anchor up, and enjoy yourself with your friends. It is located off of R. H. Lee Park in Star Harbor, Texas.

People take their families to the party cove on Cedar Creek Lake. However, Cedar Creek Lake is not a flood control lake. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department nor the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manage this lake. You take your chances at the party cove with the behavior of other boaters. You will not see the same type of safety control at Cedar Creek Lake as at a TPWD or USACE managed lake.

There are about 5,000 lake front homes with private boathouses and party decks on the water. Boat traffic is light, especially on the weekdays. Lake front homeowners come out mainly on the weekends. People at the party cove need to be aware of possibly rude boat behavior if they and their children are swimming at the party cove.

Rap music and lewd language can get loud with the young people that hang out at this party cove. It is not unusual to see 30 or more boats in this party cove with all types of personalities and all skill levels of boat operators. Boat operators have been known to fly into the party cove and fly out.

Since the party cove is in shallow waters, boat operators should treat the party cove as no wake zone and idle in, like at a marina. Do not swim or float out far past the beach to protect yourself from unskilled boat operators or just plain bad boating manners.

Cedar Creek Lake is a beautiful lake covering on 34,000 acres and almost 20 miles in length with light boat traffic. People that hang out there love its natural beauty and rural setting with a laid-back lifestyle. Come out, enjoy the party cove, and take safety precautions at Lee Park on Cedar Creek Lake.

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Cedar Creek Lake Weather Forecast



Hi: 59

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 42


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 62

Wednesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 54


Rain Showers

Hi: 64

Thursday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 46


Partly Sunny

Hi: 57

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 43

Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 11/28: 320.63 (-1.37)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 22)

GOOD. Water normal stain; 61-63 degrees; 1.18 feet below pool. Expect the water temperature to decline past the 60 degree mark in the days to come. White bass up to 16 inches are being caught consistently using the Dennis Christian Saw Tooth retrieve with shad colored or shiny spoons, Bo Spinners from Mark Bovee or Mepps #4 spinners. Fall and winter months always bring larger sized white bass and very good opportunities for trophy hybrid striped bass action. Excellent catches are being reported by anglers of hybrid striped bass being caught up to 24 inches with the average being 18-20 inches. These along with the white bass are being caught in 12-16 feet of water off of wind blown lake points on several spots throughout the southern half of the lake. The Crappie bite is showing its true colors! Some days have been exceptionally productive, yielding fantastic catches. Some days have been very tough with changing weather conditions and cooler water temperatures. The fishing will get better as the next cold front passes. Report by Brent Herbeck, Herbeck’s Lonestar Fishing Guide Service.

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