Cooper Lake is Full
Apr27

Cooper Lake is Full

Cooper Lake is officially full according to Water Data for Texas. Cooper Lake, officially named Jim Chapman Lake, currently has a water level of 440.90 feet. One year ago, the lake was at 39.9% full but had fallen to 35% full only six months ago. Three months ago, the lake level had recovered to 39% and one week ago to 88.4%. Water shed for Cooper Lake is considered small but is adequate to keep the lake at or near full levels with...

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Kid’s Fish Derby Set for Cooper Lake
Apr22

Kid’s Fish Derby Set for Cooper Lake

Children from 5 to 13 years of age are invited to participate in the Kid’s Fish Derby to be held at Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit. Come join Cooper Lake State Park Rangers and sponsors; Tin Top Bait and Tackle, Farmer’s Electric Co-operative, Wal Mart, Sulphur Springs Kiwanis Club, Sulphur Springs Fix and Feed, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for this special event. Don’t know how to fish? Don’t have a fishing...

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Night Sky Activities Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Cooper Lake
Apr17

Night Sky Activities Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Cooper Lake

Night Sky Activities Learn about planets, stars, our moon, telescopes, and other tools to help you view the night sky. Make a sky-wheel to help you locate constellations. Then attend the Stargazing party that evening and enjoy the view! Bring the kids and be amazed as you discover the secrets of the night sky! There will be several activities including making a sky wheel that will show you what to look for in the night sky and where...

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Warrior Run, Other Events at Cooper Lake State Park
Apr06

Warrior Run, Other Events at Cooper Lake State Park

What a difference a month can make. At the beginning of March Cooper Lake was still eleven and a half feet low. Now, at the beginning of April, we are only two and a half feet below our “pool level” of 440. At the beginning of March only canoes, kayaks, and flat bottom boats were getting in the lake. Now we are able to accommodate all size boats at any ramp on the lake. The swim beach in the South Sulphur Unit was nothing but a puddle...

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Cooper Lake Nears Full Mark
Mar24

Cooper Lake Nears Full Mark

Cooper Lake is as close to full as its’ been in quite some time after recent rains. Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell said Monday the lake is just two feet, three inches below capacity. Back in December, he told the City Council the lake was some 13-feet low. The last time the lake was completely full was in late 2010. Maxwell credited the coming of El Nino in the Pacific for the wetness here....

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Cooper Lake Level Rising
Mar19

Cooper Lake Level Rising

City Manager Marc Maxwell tells KSST news that Cooper Lake and Lake Sulphur Springs levels are much better thanks to recent rains. He states Cooper Lake is now between 4 and 5 feet low compared to a first of the year low of 13 feet. The good news for the city of Sulphur Springs is that Lake Sulphur Springs has remained full thanks to a smaller lake and wider water shed. For Cooper Lake, Maxwell said with current ground saturation it...

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Schedule of Programs at Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit for February
Feb06

Schedule of Programs at Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit for February

February is such an unpredictable month. One day it’s cold and the next day It’s warm. We have even seen some trees begin to bud out after these warm spring like days. Well, it’s time to plant your onions and plan your next camping trip out to Cooper Lake State Park! We would love to have you come out and enjoy the best that nature has to offer! February will still be a bit slow but the programs will still be available so plan on...

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Spring Breaking at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Jan28

Spring Breaking at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS—Families looking for a place to have an inexpensive, rewarding family vacation during spring break need look no farther than the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens. Located just 75 miles southeast of Dallas, 100 miles east of Waco and 180 miles north of  Houston, TFFC is a one-tank round trip for about 10 million of you. TFFC offers free fishing with paid admission for channel catfish and rainbow trout with no...

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2-Night Family Camping Workshop at Cooper Lake State Park
Nov24

2-Night Family Camping Workshop at Cooper Lake State Park

We are wanting to promote a 2-night family camping workshop at Cooper Lake State Park – South Sulphur Unit December 5th-7th. The workshop includes a screened shelter with electricity that will provide more warmth and security. Activities will include geocaching (outdoor treasure hunt using GPS units), fishing, Dutch oven campfire cooking, animal night sounds program, campfire stories and more! All the equipment is provided and...

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SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS AT COOPER LAKE STATE PARK FOR NOVEMBER, 2014
Nov03

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS AT COOPER LAKE STATE PARK FOR NOVEMBER, 2014

What is it that makes November so special? Veteran’s Day? Thanksgiving? The month before December and Christmas? That first cold snap that lets you know that winter is just around the corner? Hunting season? Whatever it is that makes November special to you enjoy it to the fullest! I enjoy building a fire and hearing the crackle of wood and the smell of the campfire. There is little better than roasting hot dogs and having s’mores and...

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