Gun Barrel City is the Hub of the Cedar Creek Lake Area

A mere 55 miles southeast of the DFW Metroplex lies the hidden gem of Gun Barrel. As the Commercial Hub of Cedar Creek Lake, Gun Barrel is home to an increasing number of full time residents, retirees and telecommuters. The endless benefits the quaint and friendly lakeside paradise offers to its community members, including live music, remarkable restaurants and lakefront activities, is well worth the short, scenic drive to the thriving city. Whether you are a lifelong resident, new to town, or considering locating to Gun Barrel, there are so many spectacular things to appreciate here like live music, fine dining, and endless water recreation. 

W456 is a high end restaurant that rivals anything found in the DFW Metroplex. With wine tastings and a unique dining experience created by one of Texas’ most celebrated chefs, this is a must-visit when in Gun Barrel. Vernon’s Lakeside is another local treasure. Located adjacent to the city on an island, you can come by boat or car to enjoy a family-friendly menu, outside dining and live music.

New developments are creating even more options for dining and entertainment in Gun Barrel.  Pier 334 will be a destination for everyone and will feature a boutique, 40 docks, restaurants, entertainment, retail, and a splash pad 

What We’re Known For

Located in Henderson County, Gun Barrel is best known as the hub of Cedar Creek Lake.  Recreational assets include boating, fishing, hiking and camping  in and around Cedar Creek Lake. People travel from all around Texas to take advantage of the resources the lake has to offer. The area is ideal for large outdoor gatherings, celebrations and festivals. Gun Barrel City Park is the city’s largest park and welcomes all for endless outdoor activity, including fishing at the pier, a leisure walk with friends and friendly games of horseshoe, tennis and baseball. The parks of Gun Barrel offer exemplary beaches for swimming and water sports. Sprawling, sandy areas welcome swimmers to lay out their beach towels and enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Many of the beaches within the parks are connected to playgrounds and open fields to toss a football or frisbee.