On Saturday June 22, 2019, Cooper Lake State Park’s ‘Doctor’s Creek’ Park will re-introduce the public to this wonderful resource during a free admission day. You will be welcome to enjoy the park and lake all day at no charge. Organized activities will begin at 7pm with a nature program “Skins and Skulls: Mammals of Northeast Texas” will be presented for all ages by Park Ranger Bianca Binda. After that, get ready to watch a ‘Boat Parade’ put on by the non-profit organization, Friends of Doctor’s Creek, a group of volunteers who will also offer concessions. Then from 8pm til 11pm, enjoy a free concert by Dub and the Luv Machine with classic rock and country hits everyone will remember! Dance if you like! You are welcome to bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for the whole day or just the evening. Please park your vehicle at the Lone Pine Boat Ramp parking lot for the Saturday June 22 free events.
Steve Killian, Cooper Lake State Park Complex Superintendent, is excited to welcome families and individuals this summer to both the Doctor’s Creek Unit in Delta County and the South Sulphur Unit in Hopkins County. Regular park admission is very reasonable, $5 per person for the day, with children 12 and under always admitted free. There’s fishing, swimming, and boating on the 20,000 acre lake plus nature programs, hiking trails, campsites and cabins, and much more. For the safety and security of campers and day visitors, a police presence is provided at all times by officers employed by the Park as well as with additional support from Hopkins County and Delta County law enforcement units.
During a KSST Good Morning Show interview, Killian stated “there are 95 State Parks in Texas, and we have one in our own back yard! In addition to a wholesome, educational and safe recreational resource, Cooper Lake State Park contributes to the economy of two counties. The majority of our visitors are from the Metroplex or places further off. We love to host them, but we also hope to host more local visitors. How long has it been since you visited Cooper Lake State Park? Plan a day trip or weekend stay soon!”