Caney Lake is located midway between Jonesboro and Chatham. The north end of the lake is accessible on Highway 4 between the two towns, and the spillway end of the lake is accessible on Highway 34 south of Chatham.

The Jimmie Davis State Park is located on a large peninsula midway on the lake’s east side. It has two boat launches, a fishing pier, 80 picnic sites with tables and charcoal grills, pavilions, a camping site, and cabins and lodges.

Hooks Marina is located at the spillway on the east side, and it features a large ramp and concrete parking area.

Brown’s Landing, which was destroyed by fire last year, has reopened on the lake’s north end.

Both Brown’s and Hooks are full-service marinas.