Cooper Lake

State Park - Texas

Cooper Lake State Park is located three miles (5 km) south of Cooper, Texas. The park has two separate units: the Doctors Creek unit is located on the north side of the lake, in Delta County, while the South Sulphur unit is located on the south side of the lake, in Hopkins County. Cooper Lake offers a variety of both land- and water-based recreational opportunities. Day visitors can picnic under towering oak trees, swim at the sandy beach, explore developed trails or boat and fish on the 19,300-acre (7,800 ha) lake. Overnighters can choose from well-appointed cabins, shelters and developed or primitive campsites, including equestrian sites for horses. Both units offer limited service cabins. Wildlife watchers are often rewarded with sightings of bald eagles, white pelicans, wild turkey, waterfowl, white-tailed deer, squirrels, raccoons and beavers.

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

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

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

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

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Campground Map of the Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Cooper Lake - Doctors Creek - Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rack Card of the Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Cooper Lake - Doctors Creek - Rack Card

Rack Card of the Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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

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

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Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Cooper Lake SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cooper-lake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_Lake_State_Park Cooper Lake State Park is located three miles (5 km) south of Cooper, Texas. The park has two separate units: the Doctors Creek unit is located on the north side of the lake, in Delta County, while the South Sulphur unit is located on the south side of the lake, in Hopkins County. Cooper Lake offers a variety of both land- and water-based recreational opportunities. Day visitors can picnic under towering oak trees, swim at the sandy beach, explore developed trails or boat and fish on the 19,300-acre (7,800 ha) lake. Overnighters can choose from well-appointed cabins, shelters and developed or primitive campsites, including equestrian sites for horses. Both units offer limited service cabins. Wildlife watchers are often rewarded with sightings of bald eagles, white pelicans, wild turkey, waterfowl, white-tailed deer, squirrels, raccoons and beavers.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Cooper Lake Detailed trail maps available at Headquarters State Park – Doctors Creek Unit TexasStateParks.org/App TexasStateParks.org/SocialMedia To Cooper and Commerce After Hours Emergency Number 911 (903) 395-2889 N #TxStateParks #BetterOutside LEGEND FM 1529 Headquarters State Parks Store Park Road 8154 Watercraft Rental Loaner Tackle 16 14 15 Liberty Grove Camping Area 13 12 17 27 20 26 25 24 21 22 23 36 7 37 6 7 4 5 6 5 38 2 3 Water and Electric Sites p Dump Station Cre ek N orth Loo p 4 3 Biking Trail 1 Trailhead Picnic Area 2 D40 Picnic Shelter Pelican Point Day Use Area 1 42 Cedar Cr ee k Sout h Lo op Group Picnic Pavilion Group Camp Designated Swimming Area Boat Ramp Hybrid Striped Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 18 in. min. White Bass Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 in. min. Largemouth Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 14 in. min. Parking Group Camping Area (by reservation only) Crappie Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 in. min. Catfish (Flathead) Limit: 5 per day Size: 18 in. min. Cottages Hiking Trail Bluebonnet Day Use Area Granny’s Neck Screened Shelter Area Catfish (Blue and Channel) Limit: 25 per day (aggregate) Size: 12 in. min. 4 Lone Pine Boat Ramp t 19 8 Showers Screened Shelters ee 28 Ce dar Str 18 10 9 Cedar Creek West Loop 7th 31 32 33 34 30 35 29 11 Cedar Creek E ast L oo 39 Post Oak Amphitheater Restrooms To Sulphur Springs Fishing Pier Fish Cleaning Playground Sand Volleyball Court PLEASE NOTE • For campsites and shelters: CHECK OUT time is noon; CHECK IN time is 2 p.m. • For cottages: CHECK OUT time is 11 a.m.; CHECK IN time is 3 p.m. • Register or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. • A maximum of eight people permitted per campsite. Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. • Quiet time from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. • An excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). • Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before leaving. Dumpsters are conveniently located on all camping loops. • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. • Only one unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities. • Pets must be kept on leash no longer than six feet. Please pick up after them. • Valid permit required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles are to remain on pavement. 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. © 2021 TPWD PWD MP P4508-154A (2/21) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. • Numbered sites for overnight camping only. NO PICNICKING. • Gathering of firewood is prohibited. • Campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided at each site. No ground fires are permitted. Please, use extreme caution with any burning materials during the high-fire danger summer brings. • Swim, at your own risk. NO LIFEGUARD on duty. • No pets, fishing, boats, or glass containers allowed in swimming area. • Always swim with a friend. Children must be supervised by an adult who can swim. • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 WiFi at HQ Only Park Host Residence Maintenance 95 Park Road 8154 Cooper, TX 75432 (903) 395-3100 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Cooper Lake State Park Trails Map Doctors Creek Unit 449 450 PARK BOUNDARY 452 450 1664 FM 1529 South Cooper, Texas 75432 (903) 395-3100 www.texasstateparks.org Great Blue Heron PARK BOUNDARY 0 45 To Cooper and Commerce POINTS OF INTEREST 1529 (GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees) 1 WETLAND WONDERS 2 PAST AND PRESENT 33.3413° -95.6715° This beautiful view of Cooper Lake was once a view of the Sulphur River floodplain. Can you imagine what this area looked like before the lake? Pause for a minute to reflect. Cedar Creek West Loop 0.6 mi. 0.9 0.45 5 0.5 5 Liberty Grove Camping Area 0.39 0.1 0.6 mi. 4 IF TREES COULD TALK Granny's Neck Shelter Area Cedar Creek South Loop 0.1 8 Bluebonnet Day Use Area 0.0 7 0.5 mi. 04 0. WATER IS LIFE 33.3450° -95.6684° Take a moment. Watch for wildlife like farmers watched their livestock at this old farm pond to the north. You may just see an egret or a heron. 3 0.18 LEGEND 2 1 0.04 Pelican Point Day Use Area COOPER LAKE MIGHTY OAKS 33.3450° -95.6803° Gnarled oak trees throughout the park provide cavities and dens, sheltering birds, squirrels, and other small mammals. Lone Pine Boat Ramp Cedar Creek North Loop 0.03 6 1.3 mi. 456 6 33.3434° -95.6719° Over 100 years ago, oak trees like this one were only saplings. What stories can they tell about the grasslands, where fences changed life on the land forever? 5 Cedar Creek East Loop ad Ro FROM GRASSLAND TO PASTURE 33.3417° -95.6732° During the mid-1800s, the grasslands were transformed with barbed-wire fence. The fertile bottomland soil grew healthy crops and held water for ponds, making it ideal for farmsteads and tenant farms. 452 PR 8154 ne 4 33.3415° -95.6703° After sunset, listen as a chorus of frogs welcomes the night from among the cattails and other wetland plants. Li 3 To Sulphur Springs 0 0 In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2020 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4508-0154J (7/20) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 1,250 0.25 2,500 FEET 0.5 MILE No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. 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. Headquarters Restroom Parking Playground Interpretive trail Fishing Area Fish Cleaning Swimming areas Boat Ramp Amphitheater Picnic Area Water/Electric Sites Screened Shelters Cottages Dump Station
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Cooper Lake Detailed trail maps available at Headquarters State Park – South Sulphur Unit TexasStateParks.org/App #TxStateParks TexasStateParks.org/SocialMedia LEGEND PLEASE NOTE • • • • • • • • • • Pecan Ridge Cabins (CB): CHECK OUT time is 11 a.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). CHECK IN time is 3 p.m. Maximum six persons in cabins (including children/infants). Eagle Point Cabins (CT): CHECK OUT time is 11 a.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). CHECK IN time is 3 p.m. Shelters and Campsites: CHECK OUT time is noon or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). CHECK IN time is 2 p.m. Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. A maximum of eight people permitted per campsite. Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. An excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before leaving. Dumpsters are conveniently located in all camping loops, park headquarters, Gulls Bluff and Heron Harbor. GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. Only one unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities. Valid permit required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles are to remain on pavement. 99 62 70 71 72 78 D79 87 48 47 • • • 106 Amphitheater Honey Creek Day Use Area 97 96 109 110 111 11 30 amp service Loaner Tackle Available Restrooms 15 Catfish (Blue and Channel) Limit: 25 per day (aggregate) Size: 12 in. min. Pecan Ridge Cabin Area Catfish (Flathead) Limit: 5 per day Size: 18 in. min. Showers Gulls Bluff Day Use Area Chemical Toilet Primitive Sites Water and Electric Sites Equestrian Sites Dump Station Screened Shelters Cabins (with bathroom) Cabins (without bathroom) Hiking Trail Heron Harbor Day Use Area Biking Trail Horse Trail Picnic Area Picnic Shelter 15 34 33 17 18 Bright Star Camping Area 11 35 32 36 10 9 37 38 30 21 30/50 amp service 8 7 6 39 40 41 42 43 31 19 20 ile Special Event Pond 12 13 5m Group Picnic Pavilion 29 28 27 26 25 45 46 3 2.5 un in, Designated Swimming Area Hik 2.5 After Hours Emergency Number 911 (903) 945-3009 5 44 s( ou ing t) Tr a i l Parking Watercraft Rental Firewood Boat Ramp 4 2 1 Fishing Pier Fish Cleaning Playground Basketball Court Volleyball Court Wi-Fi at HQ Only Park Host T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the Texas State Parks Store. Also, borrow fishing tackle and explorer backpacks here. 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. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Residence Maintenance FM 3505 To Commerce Via FM 71 © 2021 TPWD PWD MP P4508-155 (2/21) State Parks Store C 14 16 Headquarters Crappie Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 in. min. White Bass Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 in. min. 1 Texas State Parks Store Buggy Whip Equestrian Camping Area Hybrid Striped Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 18 in. min. 7 13 14 Largemouth Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 14 in. min. 2 N 95 94 92 89 90 Oak Grove Camping Area 88 24 5 11 D 113 112 D 107 12 6 8 4 3 Sunset Cove Day Use Area D22 D 116 105 Buggy Whip Equestrian Loop Trail 11 miles • • • 57 56 103 104 • 10 58 D54 81 1/5 mile 82 53 Deer Haven 83 52 Camping Area 84 30 amp service 85 51 86 50 49 • 5 R 69 64 63 Pets must be kept on leash no longer than six feet. Please pick up after them. Pets are not allowed in any building. NO PETS ALLOWED IN THE PECAN RIDGE CABIN AREA! Visitors with pets will not be allowed to enter the cabin area. Campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided at each site. Eagle Point No ground fires are permitted. Please, use extreme caution with Screened Shelter Area any burning materials during the high-fire danger summer brings. 8 7 Gathering of firewood is prohibited. 9 10 Swim at your own risk. NO LIFEGUARD on duty. 6 11 16 15 5 No pets, boats, fishing, or glass containers allowed 12 4 3 in swimming area. 17 13 14 1 2 Always swim with a friend. Children must be 18 19 supervised by an adult who can swim. 21 20 Equine must have proof of a negative EIA (Coggins) test within the past 12 months. The form VS 10-11 i
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
T E X A S S T A T E P A R K S Doctors Creek COOPER LAKE STATE PARK PRAIRIES AND LAKES Doctors Creek CO O P E R LAKE STATE PA RK Nestled among gently rolling mixed woodland, Doctors Creek, one of the two units of Cooper Lake State Park, offers a diversity of recreational opportunities. With 466 acres and more than 6.2 miles of shoreline, visitors can enjoy the park’s beautiful scenery by boat or foot, or just relax and appreciate the refreshing breezes from the 19,300-acre lake. Overnight guests can experience the great outdoors from one of numerous tree-shaded campsites or from a screened shelter near the lake’s shoreline. Day-use visitors can picnic under towering oak trees, swim at the sandy beach, or just enjoy the beauty of the lake. Wildlife observers are often rewarded with sightings of bald eagles, white pelicans, wild turkey, waterfowl, white-tailed deer, squirrels, raccoons and beavers. Camping: Multi-use campsites with water and electricity, some with lake frontage; most a short distance from the water. Screened shelters and shelters with amenities all near the lake. Picnicking: Two day-use areas with water, tables and grills; playground; group picnic shelter (seats 50). Fishing: Floating fishing pier. Fish-cleaning table. Good catches of bass, catfish and crappie. Boating: Three-lane boat ramp. Swimming: Designated sandy beach area (unsupervised). Trails: 3 miles of hike and bike trails. Wildlife Observation: Excellent opportunities to see birds and mammals. Texas State Park Store: T-shirts, caps, gifts, books, ice. Cooper Doctors Creek 71 Unit – Cooper Lake State Park 24 71 Commerce 19 30 271 154 30 Mount Pleasant Sulphur Springs Located in Delta County, two miles south of Cooper, on the northern shore of Cooper Lake; accessible via State Highway 154 and FM 1529. Doctors Creek–Cooper Lake State Park 1664 FM 1529 South, Cooper, TX 75432 • (903) 395-3100 www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations: (512) 389-8900. For info only: (800) 792-1112. © 2015 TPWD PWD CD P4508-154 (8/15) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. 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 (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.
T E X A S S T A T E P A R K S South Sulphur COOPER LAKE STATE PARK PRAIRIES AND LAKES South Sulphur CO O P E R LAKE STATE PA RK South Sulphur, one of the two units of Cooper Lake State Park, offers a great variety of water and land recreation. With 2,560 acres and more than 25 miles of shoreline, visitors can enjoy the park’s spectacular scenery by boat, foot or on horseback, or just relax and enjoy breathtaking sunsets over a 19,300-acre lake. Experiencing the great outdoors ranges from “roughing it” in a cabin with central heat and air, to primitive camping beneath the stars. Wildlife observation can be very rewarding with sightings of bald eagles, white pelicans, wild turkey, waterfowl, white-tailed deer, squirrels, raccoons and beavers. Camping: Sites with water/electricity; walk-in water-only sites; equestrian sites with water/electricity; screened shelters; shelters with amenities. Cabins: Central heat and air-conditioning, each with full bath, kitchen and patio (sleep 4). Picnicking: Group picnic pavilion; playground; also tables with grills overlooking lake. Fishing: Fish-cleaning tables; lighted piers; good catches of Florida largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, crappie. Boating: Six-lane and two-lane boat ramps. Swimming: Designated sandy beach (unsupervised). Trails: 11-mile equestrian trail and 5-mile hiking trail. Self-guided nature trail. Wildlife Observation: Excellent opportunities to see birds and mammals. Texas State Parks Store: T-shirts, caps, gifts; also ice. Cooper South Sulphur 71 Unit – Cooper Lake State Park 24 71 Commerce 19 30 271 154 30 Mount Pleasant Sulphur Springs Located in Hopkins County; 14 miles northwest of Sulphur Springs on the southern shores of Cooper Lake; accessible via State Hwy. 154, F.M. 71 and F.M. 3505. www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations, (512) 389-8900. For information only, (800) 792-1112. South Sulphur– Cooper Lake SP 1690 F.M. 3505, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 (903) 945-5256 In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2012 TPWD PWD CD P4508-155D (7/12) Printed on recycled paper. Scan with your QR code reader for more info.
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Guía de Parques INSTALACIONES Descarga la Aplicacíon Móvil MAPAS ACTIVIDADES texasstateparks.org/app ¡Los niños entran gratis! La entrada es gratis para los niños de 12 años y menores. Encuentra un parque: parquesdetexas.org Contenido Estero Llano Grande SP 2 4 6 8 9 10 18 Actividades y Programas Parques Cercanos Lugares para Quedarse Tarifas y Pases Directorio Mapa de Parques Instalaciones y Actividades BIENVENIDO Rodney Franklin, Director de Parques Texas tiene algunas de las tierras públicas más diversas del país, con una gran riqueza natural y cultural. La vida silvestre está por todas partes, los paisajes florecen con belleza, y la historia es abundante. Sus parques estatales son parte del legado que nos enorgullece. La gente de Texas ayuda a asegurar ese legado para las generaciones futuras al visitar y ser voluntarios. ¡Gracias! Estos más de 630,000 acres exhiben algunos de los grandes tesoros del estado. Los parques nos ayudan a crear recuerdos con la familia y a encontrar consuelo en la naturaleza. Los parques fortalecen las economías locales y unen a las comunidades. Sobre todo, los parques nos permiten pasar tiempo al aire libre para recargar energías, estar saludables y relajarnos a nuestra manera. Les invito a disfrutar de sus parques estatales, explorando lo mejor de Texas con amigos y familia. Los parques están aquí para todos. Nos pertenecen a todos. ¡Visítelos, diviértase y ayude a protegerlos para siempre! Foto de portada: Estero Llano State Park, Chase Fountain © 2021 TPWD PWD BK P4000-000A (5/21) TPWD recibe fondos del Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE.UU. (USFWS por sus siglas en ingles). TPWD prohíbe la discriminación por raza, color, religión, nacionalidad de origen, discapacidad, edad y género, conforme la ley estatal y federal. Para solicitar un acomodo especial u obtener información en un formato alternativo, por favor contacte a TPWD en un Teléfono de Texto (TTY) al (512) 3898915 ó por medio de “Relay Texas” al 7-1-1 ó (800) 735-2989 ó por email a accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. Si usted cree que TPWD ha discriminado en su contra, favor de comunicarse con TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, o con el Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE.UU., Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. De acuerdo con la Ley de Depósito del Estado de Texas, esta publicación está disponible en el centro de Distribución de Publicaciones del Estado de Texas y/o las Bibliotecas de Depósito de Texas. ACTIVIDADES Y PROGRAMAS ¿Qué puedo hacer en los parques estatales? ¡Disfruta de un día de campo, visita un sitio histórico o elige entre muchas otras opciones! Bicicletas Pedalea a lo largo de los parques a cualquier velocidad, en cualquier estilo, con cualquier grupo. Elige las rutas, el tipo de terreno y las distancias que cumplan con tu zona de confort. Caminatas Empieza con un circuito más corto, avanza a terrenos más difíciles o únete a una caminata guiada. Pescar Puedes pescar sin licencia en tantos como 70 parques estatales. Muchos parques ofrecen equipo para pescar a manera de préstamo y eventos especiales para aprender a pescar. Barcos Renta canoas y kayacs y explora uno de los senderos acuáticos en Texas. Nadar Animales Silvestres Acampar Descubre aves, mamíferos y plantas que tienen su hogar en Texas. Muchos parques tienen señalamientos y listados que te ayudan a aprender más. Encuentra un lugar que cumpla con lo que quieres. Prueba nuevas recetas, comparte historias favoritas y disfruta de las estrellas. 2 Más información y reservaciones: parquesdetexas.org Escape del calor en arroyos, ríos, lagos, manantiales, piletas y playas del mar. Tu seguridad en el agua es muy importante. Lleva el chaleco salvavidas. Aprende a nadar. Guarda a los niños. (512) 389-8900 ¡Pregunta en tu parque cuáles están disponibles! Los niños de 12 años y menores entran GRATIS Cielos Estrellados Escapa de las luces de la ciudad y goza de maravillosas vistas del cielo que no encontrarás en ninguna otra parte. Ven a una fiesta de estrellas o toma una excursión de constelaciones auto-guiada. Familias en la Naturaleza Elige un taller o diseña tu propia aventura. ¡Monta una tienda de campaña, cocina al exterior, prende una fogata y juega al exterior! Nosotros te Toma una publicación gratuita de actividades o pregunta por los paquetes gratuitos con los parques proporcionamos todo el equipo. No es necesario tener experiencia. participantes. Usa los binoculares, lupas, libros de bosquejos y libros de guías para explorar el parque. Mochilas para Exploradores Soldados Búfalo de Texas Descubre la historia con cuentos, vestuarios y herramientas. Sigue la pista de un animal, pesca con caña, cocina sobre una fogata, visita los fuertes y más. Adéntrate en las historias de vida de aquellos que sirvieron valientemente en los primeros regimientos Áfrico-Americanos de las Fuerzas Armadas. ! Seguridad en el Parque Ten cuidado con el agua Pr

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