The 1,700-acre Cane Creek Lake was completed in 1987 southeast of Star City as a cooperative project between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. It sits on the border of the flat Delta lands of eastern Arkansas and the rolling woodlands of the West Gulf Coastal Plain, found in south central and southwestern Arkansas.
The lake's major sportfish are largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, crappie and red-ear sunfish. There is considerable standing timber in the lake, including flooded cypress brakes.
The AGFC maintains a concrete boat ramp, courtesy dock, barrier-free fishing pier and parking area on the north shore of the lake's eastern end. Found within the 2,053 acres of Cane Creek State Park are 30 campsites, picnic sites, screened pavilions, a paved boat ramp, barrier-free fishing piers, hiking and kayak trails, and a playground. Rental kayaks and bicycles are available at the park visitors center.