Cooper Lake State Park officials are gearing up of a fresh start to 2016 with the annual first hike on Friday, New Year’s Day starting at 9:30 a.m. at the South Sulphur Park Unit. Park Officer Jim Beach says the event is free with the $5 park entry fee.
“We will be sticking to the main roads where it is dry,” said Jim Beach. This year they will also be offering a biking event on Saturday, Jan. 2 starting at 10 a.m. which participants can ride for 3-4 miles in the park.
He is excited to host the event which promotes not only “life outside” but also starting 2016 on a healthy foot.