Cameron (Sunrise Lake)

About this Area

Total Acres
35.0

This 35-acre lake was constructed in the 1930s as a water supply for Cameron. The lake is surrounded by 63 acres of forest which provides a great setting for picnicking, nature viewing, bird watching and hiking. This lake sits adjacent to two other Cameron water supply lakes which provide additional user opportunities (see Century Lake and Eagle Lake). There is a gravel parking lot and boat ramp located on the north side off Summit Road. ADA parking is located on the south side off McElwain Drive. Through the Recreational Trail Program, 1.3 miles of asphalted trail meeting the accessibility standards for outdoor development areas was recently added. Sunrise Lake provides fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Channel catfish are stocked periodically by the Conservation Department.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Directions
From Highway 36 in Cameron, take Highway 69 north 0.20 miles, turn west (left) on McElwain Drive, and follow until it runs into SE Harris Road. Head north on SE Harris Road 0.20 miles, then go west (left) on SE Summit Road.
Area Regulations