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Cedar Creek Lake

Cedar Creek Lake is located in eastern Lincoln County, Kentucky, between Stanford and Crab Orchard along U.S. Highway 150. The project was a joint venture of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), and the leaders of Lincoln County. Outside Lake Malone, Cedar Creek Lake is the second largest state-controlled lake in Kentucky.


If you're into bass fishing, then this lake is right up your alley. Cedar Creek Lake, impounded in 2002, is Kentucky's only impoundment lake managed specifically for trophy-sized bass. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources stocked this 784-acre lake with several sport fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie and channel catfish, making Lincoln County an angler's paradise.

During the preparations for Cedar Creek Lake, it was decided to leave all trees and brush to provide a prime fish habitat. A 300-foot buffer zone was established that protects the lake from encroachment. No houses and no private docks are permitted. This allows anglers to have full access to the lake, whether it is using the three boat ramps, the dedicated bank fishing areas, or the handicap accessible fishing jetty. We want to emphasize this again -- this is a fishing lake, not a recreational lake. In order to promote the trophy size, there is a limit of one bass per angler and the fish must be at least 20 inches in length.


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   cedar creek Lake KY Coordinates:
37.4802N -84.5564W
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Surface Area:
784 acres
Maximum Depth:
60 ft
552 ft
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There is no marina on Cedar Creek Lake at this time.

Boat Ramps

John Sims Boat Ramp: The main boat ramp of Cedar Creek Lake located where the old Boone Rd becomes submerged. This boat ramp is named after John Sims, a previous Lincoln County Judge-Executive who helped start the Cedar Creek Lake project.

Old US 150 Boat Ramp: Located at the end of the old US 150 on the west side of the lake.

Cowan Road Boat Ramp: Located where Cowan Road becomes submerged off Kentucky Route 1770.

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Danville has local hotels. There is no lodging on the lake. Check the Lake Resource Guide for more lodging information.


The closest major city is Danville. Other nearby Kentucky cities; Stanford, Crab Orchard, Lancaster. The lake is located in Lincoln county.

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