Cedar Breaks Park Overview:
Review of Cedar Breaks Park on Lake Georgetown
Cedar Breaks Park is a Corp of Engineer Park situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Georgetown. This is a small but pretty park with 90% of the spacious sites shaded thanks to lots of mesquite trees. Cedar Breaks is a clean and well maintained park with gated security -- make sure you get in before 10 PM.
The bad news with this park is that the lake is not easily accessible from the campsites because the sites sit up on a steep rocky bluff above the water - so come here for the views, not for on-the-water camping.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Cedar Breaks Park has 64 campsites with water and electricity (110, 30, and 50 AMP) and most of which are level, well treed, have a large covered picnic table, grill, and fire pit. Some of the sites are a tad short and some are sloping. The odd numbered sites between 15 to 35 sit on a tall bluff overlooking the lake but it's a steep rock drop down to the lake. The restrooms and showers are clean and the interior roads are paved as are the parking pads.
Cedar Breaks Park has:
- a day use area with 41 picnic tables - again access to the lake is not easy
- a dump station
- 4 lane boat ramp (very steep) with ample trailer parking
- two fishing docks
If you are up for a hike or mountain bike ride, the park does have access to the San Gabriel River Trail via the Goodwater Loop which winds 26 miles around the Lake. The part of the trail that we covered was an easy hike and relatively flat. Some of the trail is rugged as it winds through dense Juniper Forest, Hardwood Bottomlands, and Prairie Grasslands .
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We start the day with a hearty breakfast, enjoying the view of the lake as we eat. Then launch the boat to cruise the Lake looking for perfect water to ski. Lake Georgetown is only 1300 acres, so you can cruise the lake in less than 30 minutes. It wasn't hard to find smooth water by the dam or anyplace on the lake because there was no wind and no boat traffic.
After skiing for awhile, we watched some kids jump from the bluffs near the dam, then anchored near another bluff for lunch, swimming, and games. Lake Georgetown is completely undeveloped except for the Corp of Engineer Parks, so cruising isn't the best.
Cool Nearby Activities:
Georgetown is 15 minutes away and Austin is 28 miles south -- both have plenty to see and do. Sun City is 5 minutes from the park and they have three great golf courses. You can learn more about the nearby golf courses (location, rating, reviews, etc.) by going to the Georgetown Golf Course Map.
Georgetown Paddle Company is about three minutes away and they rent single and tandem kayaks and stand up paddleboards - and they'll meet you at the boat ramp.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more