Golfing, Fishing, Swimming, Water Sports, Dining, Nature, Wildlife or just relaxing while watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset. We've got just what you want!

About Lake Cherokee

Lake  Cherokee, a private lake owned by its shareholders, is located 120 miles east of Dallas, and 60 miles west of Shreveport, La.  The Gregg County Airport is nearby with access for commercial (American Eagle) and private aircraft. The Lake Charter was established for 1500 shares of stock accompanied by a lease that extends from October 1st to September 30th, and is renewable each year. Lake Cherokee is now the home of more than 800 families.The Lake is approximately 12 miles long with more than 100 miles of shoreline and over 50 miles of lake roads.

Services provided by Cherokee Water Company are:

  • Maintenance of Lake roads and right aways, spillway, and dam.
  • Maintenance of boat roads, water buoys, launch ramps, and water craft gas dock.
  • Dumpster service for household garbage and, for a nominal fee, dump sites on each side of the lake for brush, limbs and large trash.
  • A full time Security Staff of Lake Patrol on both the Lake roads and on the Water.
  • A full time Lake Manager and support staff.
  • Pay the ad valorem taxes on the land.
  • Publishes a monthly Newsletter - the Cherokee Chatter.                                                   

View Website: Cherokee Water Company

Contact Lake Cherokee: 903-643-2828

History of Lake Cherokee

Lake Cherokee started out as a hunting and fishing get-away in 1947 for the area sportsman.  Ideas had been passed around for some time before some of the business leaders got together and started organizing this dream.  The expansion of the city of Longview and the future need of a larger water supply was a major factor in the state of Texas granting the necessary permits in which to carry out the project. 

Lake Cherokee is privately owned, divided into lots for the use of the stockholders.  It is owned by the stockholders, d.b.a. Cherokee Water Co., the corporation is governed by a board of directors elected by the stockholders.   The early directors realized the problems of control of 1500 lease holders, so the assignment of lots was based on a lease agreement, which would be renewable yearly with renewal based upon the lease holders adherent to the established rules.  This premise has worked well for fifty years, and our community has thrived. 

We Enjoy:

Four seasons of the year - mild winters, an average of temperature median of 64 degrees and an annual average rainfall of 46.5 inches. Magnificent flowering spring, with many migratory birds paying their yearly visit. Dazzling display of fall colors as the autumn leaves turn brilliant colors.

Our lake is stocked with large mouth Bass, Crappie, Bream, and several variety of Catfish.  Seasoned fishermen say we are the best kept secret.In addition to fishing, activities include swimming, water skiing, sail boating, barge cruising, riding the Wave Runners and jet ski's, and picnicking at the island. A nine hole golf course with low cost membership and fees, and a host of friendly folks.