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Cedar Creek Lake: Tom Finley Park Review


The Cedar Creek Lake area includes a variety of parks you and your family will enjoy during your visit. One of the parks many families enjoy is Tom Finley Park. In this article, you will learn more about why this location is a favorite and answers to frequently asked questions.

Tom Finley Park Location & Rating

Tom Finley Park is located on Texas 334 in Gun Barrel City, Texas. Tom Finley is a wonderful place for the children and family. Google ratings include some of the following praises with a 4.4 out of 5 rating.

• Good for the kids (multiple comments)

• Loved the park

• Enjoyed the view

• Nice play area for the kids

• Plenty of spots with shade

• There are places to grill

• Great place to relax

• Very family oriented

• Refreshing during the summer

• Great place to swim

• Easy to get into the water

Tom Finley Park Amenities

Tom Finley Park offers plenty of amenities for vacationers, tourists, and community members. Here are some of the amenities you will enjoy during your visit to the park:

• Nice play area for the children

• Some covered sitting areas

• Beach area

• Picnic locations

• Places of shade

• Grilling locations

• Boat ramps

• Wheelchair accessible fishing pier

• Horseshoe pits

• Volleyball courts

• Power outlets throughout the park

• Pavilions for group events

• Annual festivals at the park

• Fishing tournaments location


Rental Facilities at Tom Finley

Tom Finley Park offers rentals for family events including birthdays, family reunions, wedding gatherings, business meetings, and more. Currently, the rental fee for group events is $100 plus the admission fee per person ($3). For larger events, the whole park can be rented for the day at a rate of $1000. For more info, please call 903-432-3704 on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions – Tom Finley Park

What is the entrance fee at Tom Finley Park?

The entrance fee to the park is $3 admission per person. The day fee allows entrance as well as placing your boat into the waters of Cedar Creek Lake.

Is overnight camping allowed at Tom Finley?

Day camping activities are allowed, but overnight camping is not allowed at the park.

How quiet is the park area for visitors?

Some days are more active with vacationers than others at Tom Finley. Loud music is not tolerated in the park along with no foul language. The park is family friendly and offers a quiet place to get away to on slower days in the park.

Does the park allow pets?

At this time, pets are not allowed into the park.

When does Tom Finley Park close?

Typically, the park is open each day and it closes at dusk.

Who maintains Tom Finley Park near Cedar Creek Lake?

Tom Finley Park is maintained and operated by the Friends of Cedar Creek Lake. They greatly appreciate park visitors taking the time to also help to keep the area clean of debris and trash.

Your Visit to Tom Finley Park

Have you visited Tom Finley Park recently? What are your views and feelings about the area? We would love to hear your suggestions! Please take a few seconds to communicate with us!


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Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 10/19: 321.55 (-0.45)

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 14)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.46 low. Largemouth bass are good working topwater plugs and jerk baits early on creek ledges, main lake points, and near boat docks. Shaky heads, plastic worms, and crankbaits fished in deeper water near boat docks, brush piles, and timber are productive later in the day. Hybrids and sand bass are being caught off main lake points and humps with slabs and live bait. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in brush piles, boat docks, and bridges in 15-28’. Catfish are good in 12-25’.