If you’ve always wanted to unwind under the stars, reconnect with nature, enjoy water sports and cast away your troubles, Lake Cherokee is the community you’ve been looking for. It’s where neighbors are friends; not just the people who live next door.
Lake Cherokee’s private, residential community, created in 1948, stretches across the lake’s sprawling crescent-shaped shoreline and is managed by The Cherokee Water Company. Each of the 1,500 residential lots is assigned a “share” for the purpose of voting for the community’s board of directors and entitling the shareholder to all the benefits and amenities available.
Lake Cherokee Quick Facts
- Man-made lake, created in 1948
- Approximately 12 miles in length
- More than 100 miles of shoreline
- 55 lake roads covering over 40 miles
- 668 lots on the north side of the lake
- 832 lots on the south side of the lake
- Lake property crosses both Gregg and Rusk Counties
- The deepest part of the lake is near the Cherokee Dam
Lake Cherokee Amenities
Lake Cherokee residents enjoy many privileges and benefits that include access to Arrowhead Park, a nine-hole golf course, a variety of social and activity clubs, a boat refueling center, clubhouse, and library. Lake Cherokee is also the ideal setting for weddings and family get-togethers, large and small at the lake activity center.
The lake and its grounds are a paradise for outdoor recreation, watersports, and family fun, including boating, skiing, swimming, picnicking, golf, and fishing. Fish nurseries are managed by CWC and community volunteers who help ensure a large variety of fish, from carp to bass and their eco-systems are maintained.
A Treasured Legacy
Through vigilant conservation and management, Lake Cherokee continues to be home to many of the area’s indigenous wildlife, pastoral greenery, and a variety of fish species, and with each passing of each season, the beauty of Lake Cherokee and its surrounding parks, green spaces, and wetlands renew themselves in an unending pageantry of color and majesty.