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 hot cocoa. Even camping seems more like camping when the air is cool and crisp.
Cooper Lake State Park is open year round and the activities and programs don’t stop because of cold weather. Come visit the park and enjoy plaster casting an animal track or even a leaf. Learn to use a compass and how to orienteer! Be amazed by the form and beauty of the night sky. Learn the outdoor sport of Geocaching. These are just some of the activities and programs you can enjoy at Cooper Lake State Park. We would love to have you visit.
While you are here ask at the office about the Ranger Day Packs and the Junior Ranger Activity Book. They will be hours of fun for your kids and you!
We want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday and as always we look forward to seeing you out at the park.
LIFE IS BETTER OUTSIDE!
State Park Peace Officer/Interpretive Guide
Cooper Lake SP/South Sulphur Unit
Sulphur Springs, Tx
9:30 a.m. BIRDING IN THE PARK
Meet at Honey Creek Amphitheater – Some
binoculars will be available for use at this event.
2:30 p.m. STARTING A CAMPFIRE WITHOUT MATCHES Meet at Honey Creek Amphitheater
9:30 am WHO LEFT THAT: WILDLIFE TRACKS &
SCAT – Meet at Heron Harbor Parking Lot (Bring
water & footwear for hiking/muddy conditions)
2:30 p.m. ORIENTEERING/USING A COMPASS
Meet at Coyote Run Trailhead – Compasses will be provided.
(Bring water and pencil, wear long pants.) Limited participation. Make reservations at the park office.
2:30 p.m. NIGHT SKY ACTIVITIES – Meet at
Gulls Bluff Group Pavilion Make a “Sky Wheel” and learn about the night sky. (Bring water.)
7:30 p.m. THE WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY
/STARGAZING – Meet at Honey Creek parking
lot. Telescopes and binoculars will be available
10:00 a.m. LEAF IMPRESSIONS
Meet at Honey Creek Amphitheater and do some
plaster casting or rubbing.
2:30 p.m. GEOCACHE TREASURE HUNT
Meet at Honey Creek Amphitheater
GPS receivers provided for this program.
NO PROGRAMS SCHEDULED
PROGRAMS MAY BE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF WEATHER! CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. 903 945-5256