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part ofGeorgetown Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Cedar Breaks Park sits on the south side of Georgetown Lake in the Hill Country of Texas, about 25 miles north of Austin.

Natural Features:

Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texas. The dam was completed in 1979 to provide flood control and water supply for the nearby community of Georgetown, and now provides countless recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

The park is aptly named for the abundance of cedar in the surrounding forest.


Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for guests.

Fishing is excellent in the area, and the lake contains Black bass, White bass, Hybrid stripers, White crappie, Channel catfish and Flathead catfish, but its most known for its abundance of Smallmouth bass.

The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26 mile rugged trail winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands. The trail extends completely around Georgetown Lake via the dam and is open to hiking and biking.

Hunting is available for for small game like dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel, as well as white tail deer.


Cedar Breaks Park has 59 reservable campsites, and convenient amenities like flush toilets and electric hookups are provided. Two groups picnic shelters are also available, allowing for large parties, cookouts and family trips.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby town of Georgetown offers gas, groceries and more. The historic downtown square district has shops and restaurants, and concerts and events are held on a regular basis.

Additionally, Austin is located just 25 miles from the lake, offering countless tourist attractions.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Dock
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Winter gate house hours of operation (October 1 through March 31): Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM; Friday through Saturday, 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Summer gate house hours of operation (April 1 through September 30): Sunday through Thursday, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday through Saturday, 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Do not feed the wildlife
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
30.68167, -97.73306
30°40'54"N, 97°43'59"W

From I-35, take Farm to Market Road 2338 west for 3.5 miles to D.B. Wood Road. Turn left and continue for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Cedar Breaks Road and follow signs to the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Information:  (512)930-5253
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