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Cane Creek Lake

Cane Creek Lake was created by building a levee west of Bayou Bartholomew and then by damming Cane Creek, a tributary to that bayou. Managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), the project was completed in 1987. Cane Creek State Park, which opened in 1992, provides the perfect backdrop to a lake that welcomes paddlers and small-engine boats. Visitors come to this lake mainly for bird watching, excellent fishing, mountain biking, and camping.


Fishing Cane Creek Lake offers an experience unlike any other. Without wide expanses of water for water recreationists, anglers can mosey along timber stands to find largemouth bass, very healthy crappie, bream, and catfish. A bait shop is located at the state park headquarters.


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    Cane Creek Lake Arkansas Coordinates:
33.9198N -91.7646W
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Lake Type:
Surface Area:
1,675 acres
Maximum Depth:
15 ft
171 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
Major City:
Little Rock
Little Rock


Boaters have access to this lake by three concrete boat ramps and two courtesy docks. Two ramps and one courtesy dock are located on the north shore, one near the confluence of the lake and Bayou Bartholomew. The other ramp and one courtesy dock are located on the south shore via Cane Creek Road to State Park Road. Two handicap-accessible fishing piers are close to the state park on the south side of the lake as well.

Be aware that this lake is filled with extensive standing timber. While this timber provides wonderful fish habitat, it can wreck a large motor boat. A popular pastime on this lake is fishing from kayaks, and kayak lessons are available at the state park as well as kayak rentals.


The 2,171-acre Cane Creek State Park is a huge draw for Cane Creek Lake. The campground offers 29 camp sites and one Rent-An-RV site. The RV features room for eight people, a fully-equipped kitchen, and satellite TV/VCR/DVD. The park staff also offers guided walking, biking, birding, and kayak tours. Other accommodations throughout Lincoln County are slim, but hotels are located in Star City.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Cane Creek Lake is located in Lincoln County, Arkansas. The closest town is Star City, and the closest large city is Little Rock at about 74 miles from Star City.

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