I paddle Cane Creek several times a week and really enjoy the wildlife viewing. Breezy to windy days are the norm, so I find a kayak more comfortable to paddle than a canoe on the lake. The occasional bumps with submerged logs are also absorbed better (less tipsy) in my recreational kayak as opposed to my canoe. The western side of the lake is occupied by 2,000 Cane Creek State Park that has a boat launch, where I usually put in, and a 30-site campground. The park will begin renting recreational and sit-on-top kayaks in January 2001.
Other paddling destinations in the area include Bayou Bartholomew, Moore Bayou at Arkansas Post National Monument, and Seven Devils Swamp in Monticello, Arkansas.