Cedar Lake was built in the early 1970′s as an earth-fill dam of some 44000 cubic yards that backed up 50 acres of water. Springs on the lake floor add to the lake, but it is mainly formed by surface runoff. The deepest part of the lake is 33 feet in front of the dam at its central point. Considerable amounts of brush have been sunk in the lake to provide habitat for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. Cedar Lake is known as the “fishiest” lake in the county. It has about a mile of shoreline and two miles of roads.
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Two park areas have been developed which include sandy beaches, swim docks, and restroom facilities. Initially, several homes were built around the lake, but as state laws changed through the years, only camping is permitted at the lake these days. Security card-access gates ensure that only Cedar Lake landowners use and enjoy the lake. Swimming, fishing, camping, and hiking are the principal outdoor activities.
Cedar Lake is a family business; it was designed by Clif Jordan (a geologist), developed by Charles and Grace Wells (both now deceased), later run by their daughter Sharon Jordan, and is now managed by her husband with the assistance of their sons Chris and Ceth. Diane (Jordan) Elders handles the office and the Dam Store which was set up a year ago.
Each family member, during their period of involvement, has had a passion for making Cedar Lake a unique, special, private Ozark get-away for families who share our love of the outdoors. Continued pride in this development is shown by improvements that are made to the lake and its parks each year.
Everyday there is something new to do or explore at our lake. Check out the Activities Page to learn more.
We also have a lot of properties for sale at the lake.
If you are interested in your own lot you can Contact Us to learn more or simply download our informative PDF by clicking the button below….