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Cooper Lake State Park Offers Fun for Fall for All!

Cooper Lake welcomes you to visit and enjoy the great outdoors, during all seasons of the year! Spend some time camping, hiking or boating with the family on your own, or take advantage of planned Park activities. The Labor Day weekend offers special programs at both the South Sulphur Unit on the Hopkins County side of the lake and the Doctor’s Creek Unit on the Delta County side of the lake. (Labor Day weekend activities appear below in bold type)

South Sulphur Unit

Every Friday in September – 4 pm – Critter Corner (Stop in for stories, science and props! Check out a different critter each week from our corner of the woods.)
Sept 1– 8 pm – Starry Eyed & Star-Crossed (Join a ranger for stellar stories of the night sky.)
Sept 2– 9 am – Home is Where the Heartwood is (Discover the power of trees and their necessity during a guided hike.)
Sept 7– 2 pm – The Scoop on Poop (Do you know whose scat? Can you recreate that? Get the scoop!)
Sept 8– 9 am – Telltale Signs (Go on a special hike to learn the tale of Coyote Run Trail)
Sept 14– 6 pm – Archery (Want to be the next Katniss? Start off right in your park with a ranger)
Sept 15– 9 am – Dragons & Damsels (Discover the secret world of water. Do some pond dipping with a ranger!)
Sept 21– 2 pm – Sustainable Gardening (Start your own native garden and put it to use!)
Sept 22– 6 pm – Geocaching 101 (What’s the cache? Learn to geocache with a Ranger!)
Sept 28– 6 pm – Archery (Want to be the next Katniss? Start off right in your park with a ranger)
Sept 29– 2 pm – Water Science (Become a scientist with our water testing kit! Learn all about that thing that keeps you hydrated.)

Doctors Creek side

Every Friday in September – 7: 30pm – Night Hike (It’s creepy, it’s crawly, but it’s also so much more! Learn to appreciate true night life.)
Sept 1– 5 pm – I-Naturalist Hike (Go take a hike…with a ranger! Learn about park and the
wildlife in it while you become a citizen scientist!)
Sept 2– 2 pm – Brainiac or Bonehead (Are you a brainiac? How well do you know your fauna? Join in on some trivia!)

Sept 7– 9 am – Kayaking 101 (Learn to Kayak and enjoy the lake in a whole new way.)
Sept 8– 2 pm – Formation Station (How are fossils created? Do you have what it takes? Take to the road of fossilization with a ranger!)
Sept 14– 11 am – Dutch Oven Cookin’ (Sample and learn the old style, outdoor cooking)
Sept 15– 2 pm – Tracking Tracks (Learn to spot the evidence and take your own track home!)
Sept 21– 6:30 pm – Sunset Kayaking (Calling all experienced kayakers! Enjoy the ambiance of sunsets at the lake.)
Sept 22– 4 pm – Afternoon Tea (Join a ranger for a sip of specialty tea and some relaxing art in the park.)
Sept 28– 9 am – Edible & Useful Plants (Plant yourself in a place full of possibility for the senses.)
Sept 28–8:30am to 3:30pm – Hunters Education training class (required safety and hunters ethics)
Sept 29– 9 am – Mushy Hike (Autumn rains bring out mushroom brains! Learn to ID on a guided hike.)

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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