From the canebrake that provided materials for use in Native American basket weaving to the pocket prairies and lush hills of the mountainous landscape, hikers visiting Cooper Lake State Park will be well rewarded when exploring on foot. Chose a route suitable for your abilities and plan your excursions from Cooper Lake State Park hotels accordingly.
This 0.62-mile trail is rated as easy and offers opportunities to spot plenty of local flora and fauna, including copperhead snakes.
Enjoy spectacular views of Cooper Lake on this 1.29-mile trail. This route is also rated as easy and is great for people of all abilities.
Identify a wealth of native trees and shrubs along this 0.32-mile self-guided trail. Rated as easy for difficulty, this route also gives hikers the chance to spot the eastern bluebird.
Running 2.88 miles along the hills of the South Sulphur River Watershed, this trail of moderate difficulty provides insight into Native American settlements and a chance to see the canebreak.
Away from the hustle and bustle of Dallas, Cooper Lake State Park is a Texan oasis that gives families the chance to relax and take part in a variety of recreational activities. Whether on the tranquil waters of the lake or heading out in the depth of night to watch the stars, Cooper Lake State Park cabins will allow you to enjoy fun-filled days that will keep everyone entertained.
The clear skies of Texas provide exceptional stargazing opportunities, and a variety of events are organized in the park to teach both young and old about the night sky.
A peaceful fishing destination for people of all ages and abilities, Cooper Lake offers boat docks, fishing piers, and cleaning stations. Grab your pole and cast a line from the banks for a truly relaxing day in the park.
Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and explore Cooper Lake at your own, leisurely pace. A great way to spend hot summer days, boating on the lake with keep the whole family cool.