© 2022 88.9 KETR
Public Radio for Northeast Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Cooper Lake Level Is Down, But Swimming And Fishing Remain Good

Cooper Lake SP - SS swimming area - Facebook.jpg
Cooper Lake State Park, Facebook
Swimming beach, Cooper Lake State Park, South Sulphur Unit

Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the lake level is down about two-and-a-half feet because of the drought, but the water remains satisfactory for swimming at the lake's beaches, and the fishing has been very good.

Steve says sandies (white bass), channel catfish and blue catfish are being caught in large numbers at the lake. Numerous recreational and educational programs are scheduled at the lake all summer.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.