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Cooper Lake State Park, Facebook

Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the park is now taking reservations for new overnigh- camping visits.  When the park opened again to camping, only campers with existing reservations were being allowed.  It is still recommended that you make camping and day-use reservations online.  Also, Steve says the Lone Pine Boat Ramp at the Doctor's Creek unit is open again after repairs.

Cooper Lake State Park, Facebook

Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the park will reopen for camping Monday, May 18 for those with existing reservations.  Campers may begin making reservations, but Steve says it may be June 1 or thereabouts before they'll be able to camp.  Meanwhile, the park has been hitting its occupancy limit early in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday, so it's important to pay for admission online in advance before arriving at the p

Cooper Lake State Park, Facebook

Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the park will be full of campers and other visitors the next two weeks for spring break.  Steve says about 50 percent of the park's visitors come from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Northeast Texas Trail

The executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, Jack Neal, discusses the many attractions of the trail, which follows an abandoned railroad line 132 miles from Farmersville to New Boston.  The Trail has a very active Facebook page.