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Cooper Lake is Calling! Enjoy Sights, Sounds and Fishing
May08

Cooper Lake is Calling! Enjoy Sights, Sounds and Fishing

Cooper Lake State Park Complex Manager Steve Killian loves living at a Sate Park. Although having managed other Parks across the State, all have their own special beauty and Cooper Lake certainly ranks high. Killian loves capturing it’s beauty with photos of each season. The Park staff continues to invite you, your family and friends to safely utilize Cooper Lake State Park and the other Texas treasures even during the COVID-19...

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Most State Parks Remain Open, But Permits Must Be Purchased Online
Mar31

Most State Parks Remain Open, But Permits Must Be Purchased Online

Most state parks remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some important changes to park procedures that become effective April 1, to help protect the health and well-being of visitors, volunteers and staff. One big change will be that all day-use and camping permits must be purchased online before your visit. Texas State Parks logo As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, more changes including park closures may...

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Winter is a Good Time to Visit Cooper Lake State Park
Jan17

Winter is a Good Time to Visit Cooper Lake State Park

According to Steve Killian, Park Complex Supervisor at Cooper Lake State Park, Winter brings a unique experience for people who visit the park. In January, seven programs are offered which focus on family and learning about our natural world. Local fishermen as well as kids will be interested in an all-day Trout Fishing Day on Saturday January 25, 2020. Admission to the park is always just $5 per adult, and kids 12 and under are...

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At Cooper Lake State Park, 'Life's Better Outside' Even During the Holidays!
Dec11

At Cooper Lake State Park, 'Life's Better Outside' Even During the Holidays!

Cooper Lake State Park Complex Manager Steve Killian has good news if you want to get away during the holidays; there are more than 90 State Parks in Texas offering magnificent sights, exciting events as well as wide open spaces for you and your family. Here’s a great Christmas gift idea…an Annual Pass which gives you free entrance to any and all State Parks in Texas for an entire year. And not only you, but anyone in your...

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Cooper Lake State Park Activities for Fall Fun, Recreation and Education
Oct24

Cooper Lake State Park Activities for Fall Fun, Recreation and Education

Steve Killian Park Complex Manager Steve Killian enjoys his job very much. First of all, he is an outdoorsman who also brings to his job years of experience in managing state parks around the state. He is still excited by the beauty of the great outdoors during every season, and invites you to take advantage of the treasure that we possess in Hopkins and Delta Counties sharing Cooper Lake State Park. Right now, the changing fall...

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Pursuing National Parks Experiences in Europe, Plus Local Fun, Recreation at Cooper Lake State Park
Sep26

Pursuing National Parks Experiences in Europe, Plus Local Fun, Recreation at Cooper Lake State Park

Steve Killian has been Park Complex Manager for Cooper Lake State Park since 2018 Steve Killian, Complex Manager for Cooper Lake State Park, carries the banner every day for an active lifestyle, and hopefully one where you get fresh air and sunshine! During his work and on his own, this active park employee walks or hikes every day, logging 4-5 miles and resulting in 10,000-12,000 steps per day or more. He reminds us that natural...

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Cooper Lake State Park Offers Fun for Fall for All!
Aug28

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...

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Summer’s Not Over at Cooper Lake State Park!
Aug09

Summer’s Not Over at Cooper Lake State Park!

Steve Killian, Cooper Lake Park Complex Manager loves it when visitors to the parks say “We didn’t know you offered all this!” There are actually two separate parks which welcome visitors, the South Sulphur Unit in Hopkins County and the Doctor’s Creek Unit in Delta County. Both offer RV and tent camping, screened shelters and lakeside cabins. You can rent a pavilion for a group event. There’s also...

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‘Skins, Skulls and Tracks’ is Theme of Nature Programs at Cooper Lake State Parks
Jul12

‘Skins, Skulls and Tracks’ is Theme of Nature Programs at Cooper Lake State Parks

Park Superintendent Steve Killian shows skunk, bobcat and coyote hides and a beaver tail for a program on Cooper Lake’s wildlife Did you know we have TWO Texas State Parks in our back pocket? We do! Doctor’s Creek Unit and South Sulphur Units are separate state parks which share a 20,000 acre lake. Entrances and roadways, facilities, activities and staff are separate. According to Complex Superintendent Steve Killian,...

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You’re Invited to Cooper Lake State Park ‘Doctor’s Creek’ for Concert, Nature Walk, Free Park Admission
Jun21

You’re Invited to Cooper Lake State Park ‘Doctor’s Creek’ for Concert, Nature Walk, Free Park Admission

Cooper Lake State Park 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...

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