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Free outdoor activities for kids offered at Cooper Lake

KETR's General Manager Jerrod Knight interviews Officer Jim Beach with Cooper Lake State Park on upcoming activities.
Cindy Roller
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Cooper Review

Cooper Lake State Park is offering three days of free activities on July 7, 8, and 9 , especially for kids age 8 through 13.  This is in keeping with the "Life is better outside" theme promoted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

The activities will begin at 8:30 each morning and end each day at noon. The kids will participate in camping skills, geocaching, canoeing and water safety, art, archery, and fishing.

There is no charge for the camp but registration is limited to 20 kids and early registration is encouraged.

Contact the park office for registration information or swing by the park office during business hours to fill out the registration form. We will take registrations up to the morning of the 7. If you have any questions you may contact the park office at (903) 945-5256 or e-mail james.beach@tpwd.texas.gov .

Schedule of Programs

At Cooper Lake State Park

For July, 2015

July 3rd

7:00 pm DINOSAURS AND FOSSILS- Meet at Pelican Point Day Use Area to learn who used to live here millions of years ago

July 4th

10:00 am ART IN THE PARK- Meet at Pelican Point Day Use Areato learn about animal vision and do a coloring activity

4:00 pm WHAT LIVES IN THE WATER? – Meet at Pelican Point Day Use Areato learn about the big and small organisms living in Cooper Lake

July 10th

7:00 pm GEOCACHING TREASURE HUNT- Meet at Pelican Point Day Use Area(GPS receivers will be provided)

July 11th

10:00 am DOG DAYS OF SUMMER - Meet at Pelican Point Day Use Areaand bring your dog on a hike.  Meet and hike with an adoptable dog also (All pets must be kept on leashes. Bring water for you and your pup!)

PROGRAMS MAY BE CANCELED BECAUSE OF WEATHER!

CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

903-395-3100

What lives in the water?

From giant fish, to musical frogs, to the tiniest plankton, come see what lives in Copper Lake. Come take a closer look at different water sources.  Some things might surprise you. Meet at Pelican Point Group Pavilion to learn about the big and small organisms living in Cooper Lake

Art in the Park

All the animals in our park use their vision to hunt or be hunted. Birds, bees, and even horses have a unique way of seeing compared to us. Come see the differences and do some creative art in the process. Meet at Pelican Point Group Pavilion to learn about animal vision and do a coloring activity

Geocache Treasure Hunt

Find out about the worldwide game of Geocaching: using GPS units to find hidden items in the park. This is a beginner’s course on how to play and how to use a GPS. Meet at Pelican Point Group Pavilion (GPS receivers will be provided)

Dinosaurs and Fossils

Texas used to be crawling with tiny ocean creatures to giant lizards long ago. Come learn about how fossils are made, what dinosaurs used to live in our area, where you can go search for fossils nearby, and make your own homemade fossils. Meet at Pelican Point Group Pavilion to learn who used to live here millions of years ago

Dog days of summer

Come out to the park with your furry friends. We have a cool lake they can play in and many new things to smell on our trails. If you don’t have a dog or would like another, local dog rescue groups are going to bring a few adoptable companions you can hike with and get to know. Meet at Pelican Point Group Pavilion and bring your dog on a hike. Meet and hike with an adoptable dog also (All pets must be kept on leashes. Bring water for you and your pup!)