Cooper Lake State Park - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Cooper Lake State Park
GPS Coordinates: N 33° 17.202 W 95° 39.444
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Cooper Lake State Park located in northeastern Texas is an amazing state park in the ways of nature and wildlife and the facilities that it provides to its visitors. Newcomers will be amazed and sure to come back and veterans who have fell in love with its towering oaks and expansive lake keep on coming back.
The lake which was created in 1986 is 19,300 acres and is available for water skiing, boating, fishing, and swimming. The fishing is very popular here and keeps people coming back. The species of fish that are in the lake are Blue and Channel Catfish, Blue Gill, Florida Largemouth Bass, Crappie and Hybrid Striped Bass.
Wild life viewing is exciting here as well with white pelicans, wild turkey, waterfowl, white tailed deer, raccoons, beavers, and the occasional symbol of our country the bald eagle. Other activities in the park include hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, and volleyball.
Camping is a great way to relax after a long day of activities or if you want to spend another day at the park to take it all in; the campgrounds located around the lake range from primitive camping to cabins to equestrian and everything in between.
The park is nestled in a junction of the eastern extension of the Tall Grass Prairies and Post Oak Savannah. While the flora of the site has been altered by previous human land practices and some resultant soil depletion, some flora communities are relatively intact and others have shown remarkable recovery. A partial plant list includes Post Oak, Winged Elm, Bois d' Arc, Texas Honey Locust, Mesquite, Eastern Red Cedar, Toothache Tree, Eastern Persimmon, Mexican Wild Plum, and Hickory.


Facilities: Cooper Lake State Park provides interpretive trails, equestrian facilities, fishing piers, fishing docks, fish cleaning stations, picnic areas, a gift shop, cabins, screened sheltered areas, campgrounds, water and electric hookups, boat ramps, playgrounds, restrooms, showers, a volleyball court (north side of park), amphitheaters, fun and educational nature tours and programs, and a dump station.

Best Time To Visit: Cooper Lake State Park is open year round.

Fees: A fee is charged for entrance, camping, and day use areas.

Accessibility: This park is handicapped accessible.

Rules: Permits are required for all vehicles, public consumption or display of an open container of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited, all trash must be picked up before leaving, there is a maximum of 8 people to each campsite, gray water or black water must be discharged only at a dumping station, only one unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities, pets must be on a leash at all times, no pets are allowed in the cabin area, gathering of firewood is prohibited, keep fire inside the designated fore rings, and swim at your own risk.

Directions: Cooper Lake State Park has two entrances the south and the north:

The north entrance: To reach the north entrance of Cooper Lake State Park from Dallas head northeast tout of town on the I-30 for 52.5 miles where you will come to exit 101, take it and you will find yourself on the TX-50, follow it for 25.5 miles. Next make a right at the TX-154 and follow it for 2.5 miles where you will come to Farm to Market Road 1529, make a right and follow it for 1.5 miles where you will come to the entrance to Cooper Lake State Park on your right which is where the entrance is.
The south entrance: To reach the south entrance of Cooper Lake State Park from Dallas head northeast tout of town on the I-30 for 66.5 miles where you will come to exit 116, take it and you will find yourself on the I-30, follow it for 1 mile. Next make a left at Farm to Market Road 2653 and follow it for 5 miles where you will come to Co Road 4786, make a right and follow it for .1 miles where it will turn into Farm to Market Road 2653, follow it for 4 miles where it will change once again into Farm to Market Road 71, follow it for 7.5 more miles. Finally make a left at Farm to Market Road 3505 and follow it for 1.5 miles where you will come to the entrance to Cooper Lake State Park which is where the entrance is.

Map: Click here for a map to Cooper Lake State Park

Reservations: Cooper Lake State Park does not accept reservations.

 
Address
Cooper Lake State Park
1664 FR 1529 South
Cooper, Texas 75432
Phone
General: (903) 395-3100
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