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


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 91

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 75


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 89

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 75


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Hi: 82

Wednesday Night

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Lo: 74

Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/16: 322.14 (+0.14)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 12)

EXCELLENT. Slightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.28 feet above pool. Water is partially stained on the South end of the lake. North end of the lake is very murky and brown due to the heavy rains but is clearing up quickly with hot calmer days. Continue to watch for floating debris after heavy rains! Start early in the morning for hybrids and white bass at daylight. Start at the dam, the western and eastern shorelines of the lake in depths of 4-10 feet. Cast spinners and slabs and look for schooling fish close to seawalls and shorelines. After that fish any hump in depths of 8-17 feet throughout the lake to find fish stacked up in schools. Use spinnerbaits like a mepps#4 spinner or drop a slab down to the bottom and work it fast up and down and the fish will hit it immediately. Also throwing out a slab and reeling it back with a slow retrieve is also working well. The evening bite from 5-8 p.m. has also been very good. Hit up seawalls close to points in depths of 7-12 feet and cast rattle traps, spoons or sassy shads to get the Hybrids to bite.The crappie bite has been getting increasingly better. Now that the water is receding target crappie with small jigs in 5-12 feet under bridge pylons or under docks. Quick limits are being reported. Guides have been reporting exceptionally nice catches on sunny warmer days. Report by Brent Herbeck, Herbeck’s Lonestar Fishing Guide Service. Catfish are good on main lake humps and points in 16-30 feet on cut shad. Report by Jason Barber, Kings Creek Adventures.

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