Cedar Creek Lake

Jessieville, Arkansas (Perry County)

Last Updated: 06/23/2019
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Highlight: Cedar Creek Lake
Just a mile down Cedar Creek Lake Road off of Trail 86 lies a quiet little lake most folks have never heard of, Cedar Creek Lake. Cedar Creek Lake is an 86 acre flood control lake that has the 4 most common types of fish native to the natural state; largemouth bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. Rates of fishing success vary widely, from not good to spotty to very good, depending on the angler and on the particular occasion when he or she goes after the fish. Cedar Creek Lake is one of 6 watershed lakes in this part of the Ouachita National Forest. This little lake is an excellent place to get the canoe out and take advantage of a mere fraction of what the beautiful state of Arkansas has to offer. There's a ton of great forest roads in the area to explore, one being Little Cedar Creek/FR793 which offers some magnificent camping spots and a short hike to a waterfall. A few more are Ritter/FR211, Muse Mountain/FR778, and Reform Road/FR179. This area of the Ouachita National Forest is known as Flatside Pinnacle. But don't let that deter you from exploring this area of the forest. It has some marvelous scenery you won't want to miss out on!

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Trailhead off of Trail 86.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Jessieville Forestry Information Visitor Center

Head northeast on AR-7 for 13.4 miles and turn right onto Trail 86. Travel 4 miles on Trail 86 and turn left onto forest road 29150. This is Cedar Creek Lake Trailhead.

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Q: In this area (Perry County) can you hunt here? I'm planning on making a trip with the fam this fall and would love to do a little bow hunting while we're there. Thanks in advance!
–Jeremy W Lockerman (08/03/2020)
–Derek Shoptaw (08/03/2020)

Writer Information

Derek Shoptaw


I am an Arkansas native that has a passion for exploring the roads less traveled, turning wrenches, getting dirty and having fun. I drive a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and enjoy finding and sharing with others what is in their own back yard. For some reason, most people think they have to plan some extravagant trip for it to be an adventure. While I don't want to take anything away from an extravagant trip out of state, an epic offroad adventure could be right down the road if you know where to look. I try to find these places and share them with others. It isn't always necessary to travel out of state in order to have a good time. In my opinion the great state of Arkansas offers everything a person could want if you know where to find it. I have an off-road Facebook page I call Offroad Testament, I'm also on Instagram and YouTube as Offroad Testament. Please take a moment to look them up and see what I'm about. Be safe, have fun and Happy Trailing✌️
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