Cooper Lake

South Sulphur Creek - Trails

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Trails Map of the South Sulphur Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Cooper Lake State Park Trails Map 450' South Sulphur Unit Gulls Bluff Day Use Area Pecan Ridge Cabin Area Eagle Point Shelter Area 450 1690 FM 3505 Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 (903) 945-5256 www.texasstateparks.org 0.25 6 5 Oak Grove Camping Area Sunset Cove Day Use Area Coyote Run Trail 4.6 mi. (Round Trip) 0' 50 450 ' 3 0.0 0.41 0.54 POINTS OF INTEREST 0.06 (GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees) ranch 0.1 1 SUNSET COVE 33.2924° -95.6679° Relax and watch the sun set across the lake after an excellent day of (leisure and) recreation. 2 CORRAL 33.2900° -95.6586° Farmers raised cattle on this land before the lake and park were established. This corral and loading chute were used when cattle were brought in from the pasture to take to market. 3 OLD FENCING 33.2879° -95.6531° Along the trails and throughout the park, you might notice remnants of old barbed-wire fences. They are left from a time when early farmers used fencing to mark boundaries and to keep their livestock from wandering off their property. 4 THE CANEBRAKE 33.2869° -95.6503° Native Americans used the stems of river cane to make arrow shafts and flutes. Leaves from this native grass also make good material for weaving baskets and mats. 5 POCKET PRAIRIE 33.2928° -95.6411° Pocket prairies are small openings in the oaks and cedar woodlands that remain from a time when large expanses of native prairie grasses once sustained herds of buffalo and many species of wildlife. Only a small portion of the native prairies still exist in Texas today. 6 HARPER’S HILL 33.2942° -95.6376° FM 71 In spring 1873, George Harper built and operated Harper’s Toll Bridge near this hill, one of very to Cooper Sulphur Springstravelers heading to few crossings along this part of the South Sulphur River.and For 10 years, Sulphur Springs and other points south paid 5 cents to walk across the river, 10 cents to cross on horseback, 15 cents for a single horse and buggy, 25 cents for a team of two horses or oxen pulling a wagon, buggy or carriage, 50 cents for four horses or oxen, or 75 cents for a team of six. PARK BOUNDARY 550' 0' 55 Armadillo 55 0' ' 550 2,500 0 0.5 5,000 FEET All trails hiking and biking unless otherwise noted. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. ' 550 0 1 MILE No claims are made as to the accuracy of the data nor to its suitability for a particular use. toState Commerce In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2020 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4508-0155C (7/20) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. FM 3505 0.0 7 White Rock Road CHALLENGING AREA BUGGY WHIP TRAIL SYSTEM 10.5 mi. 5 0.2 Mill B Headquarters Restroom Chemical Toilet Parking Hiking Trail Biking Trail Equestrian Trail Playground Fishing Area Swimming Area Boat Ramp Amphitheater Picnic Area Group Pavilion Water/Electric Sites Tent Camping Equestrian Camping Screened Shelters 0' 55 Cottages/Cabins Dump Station 0.52 450' 0.19 0.1 7 3505 0.17 0.29 0.71 LEGEND Rabbit Run 1.0 mi. 0' 0' 6 0.16 0.67 0.28 INTERMEDIATE AREA 0.11 50 1.6 3 0.0 Pioneer Pass 1.5 mi. 4 1 0.19 6 1.9 0.1 3 0.2 0.39 0.4 3 0.05 Buggy Whip Equestrian Camping Area Little Bluestem Loop 3.2 mi. Bright Star Camping Area 50 0.28 Lonesome Dove Loop 4.8 mi. NOVICE AREA 0.0 8 Honey Creek Day Use Area 3 0.3 500' 1.94 0.31 500' Cooper WMA Honey Creek Interpretive Trail 0.3 mi. 1 450' 500 ' 2 Deer Haven Camping Area 0.2 Heron Harbor Day Use Area 500' COOPER LAKE 0.17 1

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