Browse Luxury Lakefront Home for Sale Only One Hour Drive from Dallas

Cedar Creek Reservoir, better known as Cedar Creek Lake, is located only 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas in Henderson and Kaufman Counties.  It is about an hour drive from Downtown Dallas.  The lake covers a surface area of 34,000 feet, has a maximum depth of 53 feet, and 220 miles of shoreline.

Construction on Cedar Creek Lake was completed in 1965, and since then, it has become one of the Dallas area’s most popular weekend getaway spots. Cedar Creek Lake is one of Texas’s largest lake and it’s one that allows the option for private boathouse ownership which adds to the appeal.

There are plenty of luxury home options available, and you will never run out of things to do in the area.

Cedar Creek Lake Amenities And Activities 

The extensive amenities and activities available at Cedar Creek Lake draw visitors from all over Texas. The main draws are the usual lake activities; fishing and boating.


Cedar Creek Lake is stocked with catfish, white bass, and hybrid striped bass. There are plenty of fishing guides available to show you the best spots for catching fish. If you prefer to go out yourself, look for coves in the lower third of the lake where the weeds are submerged or for submersed islands across from the confluence of Clear and Caney creeks.


There are six full-service marinas on Cedar Creek Lake containing stores, restaurants, boat rental, and dry storage. Boaters can enjoy secluded coves to swim and enjoy the day. Cedar Creek Lake gets pretty crowded in the spring and summer months, so prepare for some rougher water and crowded boat ramps.


Camping is also a popular activity near Cedar Creek Lake, which has 13 campgrounds. Whether you have an RV or a tent, you should be able to find a space to relax for a couple of days. There are also cabins available to rent if you prefer to have a roof over your head.

Family Fun

Another fun attraction near Cedar Creek Lake is the Whatz Up Family Fun Park. Here you can take the whole family for a day of fun. There’s miniature golf, paintball, an arcade, a water park – and more! Many families host birthday parties and get-togethers here since there is so much fun to be had.

Towns That Surround The Lake

If you’re looking to make Cedar Creek Lake your home, you’ll be happy to know there are quite a few towns and communities surrounding the lake. In fact, the Cedar Creek Lake real estate market is one of the largest lake markets in Texas.  It is particularly desirable in that it is only about an hour drive from Dallas.

There are homes in just about any price point – from small starter homes to luxury lakefront homes, there is truly something for everyone. These are some of the towns that surround the lake:

  • Kemp
  • Mabank
  • Gun Barrel City
  • Payne Springs
  • Enchanted Oaks
  • Eustace
  • Caney City
  • Malakoff
  • Star Harbor
  • Trinidad
  • Tool
  • Seven Points

If you want to make Cedar Creek Lake your home, Susan Georgeson can help.  Browse Cedar Creek Lake Homes for Sale and contact us to schedule a showing.