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Cooper Lake State Park

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Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says Proposition 5 on the state constitutional amendment ballot Tuesday, November 5, would dedicate a large percentage of sporting-goods sales taxes to the state parks, including Cooper Lake's South Sulphur and Doctor's Creek units.

Cooper Lake State Park, Facebook

Steve Killian, superintendent of the Cooper Lake State Park, reflects on the role of park rangers, which for Steve includes living in the park.  Many park activities are scheduled at at the South Sulphur and Doctor's Creek units, including a Boot Camp and BBQ at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28, and a Water Science program at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 29 at the South Sulphur unit, and a live music program and dance at Doctor's Creek, Saturday evening, October 5.

Cooper Lake State Park, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Facebook

Steve Killian, superintendent of the Cooper Lake State Parks, discusses upcoming events in the park, including "Critter Corner" at 4 p.m. Fridays at the South Sulphur Unit, where children will learn about an animal that lives in the park, and Archery lessons, at 6 p.m. Saturday (September 14) and Saturday, September 28, also at the South Sulphur Unit.

Cooper Lake State Park, Facebook

Steve Killian, superitendent of the Cooper Lake State Parks, discusses the beautiful photographs and videos of the park that have recently appeared on Facebook, and well as several upcoming activities at the South Sulphur and Doctors Creek units.

Cooper Lake State Park, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Steve Killian, the complex superintendent at Cooper Lake State Park, discusses the opportunities of the park, which in effect is divided into two separate parks, the South Sulphur Unit on the south side, and the Doctor's Creek Unit on the north side.  Because of the lake's status as a U.S.

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Jack Neal, executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, is joined by Steve Killian, the director the Cooper Lake State Park, who recently hiked the entire length of the trail from Farmersville to New Boston.  Jack  and Steve discuss the characteristics of the trail in different locations along the way.

R’s Of Construction: Renew, Reuse, Repurpose

Feb 8, 2018
Construction is well underway on the newest project on the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Renew, reuse, repurpose. Just add in rest and relaxation to the mix and it equals the excitement behind all the construction happening on the northwest corner of the Square in Cooper. Local Delta County couple Paul and Jennifer Dwyer are taking what was an old, abandoned building and making it new again all while preserving its history.

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The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, says the Delta County Commissioners Court has set rules barring the "open carry" and concealed carry of guns in most offices of the Delta County Courthouse.  Cindy also discusses the new Delta County "Shop Local" cards, being sold by Future Farmers of American members, and offering discounts at many Cooper and Delta County shops.  The Doctor's Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and Texas Parks and Wildlife shared a

Doctors Creek Unit Turns 20 Years

Jan 7, 2016
Doctors Creek traditionally offers a drive through lights display over the holidays, weather permitting, as one of their many programs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Doctors Creek Unit just celebrated 20 years of service to this area and Delta County. On Jan. 3, 1996 Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park opened. The Cooper Lake Project was authorized in 1955 and construction began in 1986, according to the history sited.

Christmas in the Park Washed Out

Dec 1, 2015
Waters rush over the spillway at Cooper Lake, an occassion that happens only rarely in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Washed away by the flooding is the ninth annual Christmas in the Park set for Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek.

The Friday and Saturday night drive-thru display set for Dec. 11-12 has been canceled for this year reports Park Manager Mindy Hicks.

Sulphur Bluff brothers rescue boaters

Oct 22, 2015
Neil Bruton and Kenneth Long of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, were rescued by Sulphur Bluff brothers, Justin and Jaden Goldsmith on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
Kody Waters / Cooper Lake State Park

Last Thursday while fishing on Cooper Lake, Sulphur Bluff brothers – Justin and Jaden Goldsmith – discovered a capsized boat with two Arkansas men clinging to it.

According to Kody Waters, Park Superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, the young men said they were out fishing around 6:30 p.m. when they located Neil Bruton, 59, and Kenneth Long, 59, both of Prairie Grove, Arkansas hanging on to their 14-foot V-bottom boat which had capsized around noon due to high winds.

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Jim Beach of Cooper Lake State Park says Saturdays are full of activities at the park, including instructional programs in campfire building, astronomy, fishing, canoeing and others.  The park is about 15 miles east of Commerce, just off State Highway 19.

Plan a First Day Hike for the New Year

Dec 29, 2014
Doctors Creek traditionally offers a drive through lights display over the holidays, weather permitting, as one of their many programs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Want to start off 2015 on the right foot? Looking for a nice walk in the woods? A Walk in the Park – First Day Hike will be held at both Doctors Creek and South Sulphur Units of Cooper Lake State Park on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.

The South Sulphur Unit will begin at 9:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. with hike, bike, run and geocaching on Coyote Run Trail. Jim Beach, State Park Peace Officer/Interpretive Guide for the South Sulphur Unit, invites the public to join the event.

Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park Highlights

Dec 22, 2014
Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit was held this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13.  The drive through experience gave park-goers the opportunity to vote for their favorite festive campsite and cash and park pass awards were given to the top three winners.

Christmas in the Park arrives this weekend

Dec 10, 2014
Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit at Cooper Lake is this weekend.
Cooper Review

The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit will be held this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12th-13th from 5 -10 p.m. each evening. The Texas Parks and Wildlife organizers and the Friends of Doctors Creek Park invite the public to drive through and experience the festive decorations at each campsite. On Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. Santa will be at the Park and there will be refreshments served.

Camping workshop to be held at Cooper Lake

Nov 26, 2014
There will be a workshop held at the South Sulphur Unit at Cooper Lake State Park on Dec. 5-7.
Luis Noble / Sulphur Springs News-Telegram

Coming soon is a two-night family camping workshop at Cooper Lake State Park – South Sulphur Unit December 5-7.

Boat ramps open again on Cooper Lake

May 21, 2014
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review/KETR

In a report from South Sulphur Unit at Cooper Lake State Park: Due to recent rains over Cooper Lake and the watershed that feeds its tributaries, the lake has risen approximately 6’ in the last three months. Thanks to the rise in water levels, all boat ramps on Cooper Lake are open.

The Dam on Cooper Lake is in good condition, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. It is monitored daily and is safe for travel. All problems or potential problems are thoroughly investigated.