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Cedar Creek Islands Wildlife Management Area
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Cedar Creek Islands Wildlife Management Area Information:
The Cedar Creek Islands WMA is comprised of three islands totaling 160 acres in the Cedar Creek Reservoir. The WMA is heavily used as rookeries by aquatic birds and should not be disturbed during spring and summer. Wildlife viewing is allowed only by boat or from the banks of the Cedar Creek Reservoir. Public access to the islands is not permitted. Predominant bird species include egrets, herons, and cormorants. Camping is available at Purtis Creek Park near Athens, and Fairfield Lake State Park near Fairfield, Texas.In Mabank, drive 5 miles south on SH 334 to Gun Barrel City and cross the reservoir to Seven Points (4 miles). The Big Island is located in the north part of the reservoir off U.S. 175 and Old Highway 40.  Cedar Creek Reservoir Map; Islands on North End
 
Cedar Creek Reservoir Information:
This 32,623 surface acre reservoir is the fourth largest lake in Texas. It was impounded on Cedar Creek in 1965. Cedar Creek empties into the Trinity River. The Cedar Creek Dam is located on the south end of the lake in Malakoff, Texas. The lake is 18 miles long, has 320 feet of shoreline, is 8.5 miles at its widest point, and has a maximum depth of 53 feet. It supplies water to Fort Worth and other cities and is used for recreational purposes. It is one of the few lakes in East Texas that permits private ownership of its shoreline and permits the construction of private boathouses. The lake’s proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth area makes it a popular weekend destination for residents of those cities. Many Cedar Creek Lake residents commute to the Dallas area for work. The lake is located approximately 70 miles southeast of Dallas, 3 miles northeast of Trinidad, and 10 miles west of Athens in the area between U.S. 175 and SH 274.  Lake Location Map  Current Lake Level 
 
Birding - Texas Prairies and Pineywoods west Birding Wildlife Trail:
Big Woods Loop:  Palestine, Tennessee Colony, Cayuga, Kerens, Corsicana, Ennis, Bardwell, Athens, Fairfield, Mexia, Teague, Groesbeck, Marquez, Centerville, Leona
Lake Tyler Loop:  Troup, Whitehouse, Tyler, Athens, Malakoff, Eustace, Mabank
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Cedar Creek Islands Wildlife Management Area Directions:
From Dallas take U.S. 175 south approximately 60 miles to Mabank. In Mabank, drive 5 miles south on SH 334 to Gun Barrel City and cross the reservoir to Seven Points (4 miles). The Big Island is located in the north part of the reservoir off U.S. 175 and Old Highway 40.