Nearby lakes? Sure, Lake Jacksonville is close to Cherokee Lake. A great site to camp here at Cherokee Lake is Rusk Palestine State Park, and you're perhaps hooked on lakes, Lake Striker is one of those nearby. Cherokee Lake is great enough to spend more than a day at, Country Estates RV Park is a great local campground. If you need a location to stay La Quinta Inn & Suites Jacksonville is a great choice,
and why not go to Rusk Ore Mine Dam while you're here. Comfort Inn Jacksonville is a wonderful location to get some rest, and this is a popular location for people from Rusk.