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Region 5 Cooper Lake Trail Ride South Sulphur Unit

  • 08 Oct 2021
  • 12:30 PM
  • 10 Oct 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


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Cooper Lake State Park – East Texas

South Sulphur Unit

1690 FM 3505 Sulphur Springs, Tx 75482


October 8-10, 2021

Cooper Lake has panoramic views of the lake, trails through forest shade and many opportunities to view wildlife while riding.  This trail covers nearly 600 acres and over 10 miles.  The trail is accessible from all sites in the Buggy Whip camping area.  Known for great fishing and horseback riding.  

7/30/2021-All sites are reserved.  Mary Apple has a wait list for cancelations, text 817-897-6822.   

Mary assigns a site number,pay upon arrival at the South Sulphur Unit gatehouse entrance between 8am-5pm. 

Immediately notify Mary Apple for cancellations.  

Buggy Whip Equestrian Campground has  concrete pads, back-in spaces with water and electricity, a table, fire-ring, lantern post and a 20' tether cable for the horses. The restrooms have showers.  The campground is clean, with high ties for horses, no pens.  You can bring your own pens or elecric pens, there is plenty of room.  The terrain is sand/clay.  About  10 miles of shaded trails. 

Member ride fee is $20, non-member is $35, day rider is $15 

Saturday-guided ride at 9:30am, return for lunch, ride out at 2:00PM or ride out on your own.

Sunday-guide ride at 9:00am return at noon.

Parking is available for day use equestrian visitors.

Negative Coggins and signed liability release is required. 

An email will be sent if the trails are closed due to rain.  The park can advise you of trail conditions before you haul.  Park will close trails if they are wet.

Community pot luck dinner Friday night, Saturday pot luck with TETRA providing the main course. 


Directions: To reach the South Sulphur Unit, travel north from Interstate 30 at Exit 122 on the west side of Sulphur Springs for 10 miles on State Highway 19; then go west on State Highway 71 for four miles and north for one mile on FM 3505 to the park entrance.

Or travel east from Commerce on State Highway 11 for seven miles, and then north for 4.2 miles on FM 2653. Turn on State Highway 71 for 7.5 miles, and then go north for one mile on FM 3505 to the park entrance. Or travel east from Cooper for one mile on State Highway 154, and then south on FM 1529 for five miles (cross the lake dam) to State Highway 19. Continue south for five miles to State Highway 71, west for four miles to FM 3505, and then north for one mile to the park entrance.

Register at tetratrails.org.  PayPal or checks accepted.  Cash payments are discouraged.  


To comply with Covid-19 recommendations, we ask all attendees respect social distancing guidelines of 6 feet, frequently wash hands, and wear a mask when indoors or when distancing outdoors of 6 feet is not possible. Exception to masking at meals, 6 foot social distancing should be maintained. 

Registration online at tetratrails.org.  PayPal or by check. Cash is not accepted.  Registered riders will receive an email with a release of liability to sign and bring to the ride. 

If you have been recently exposed to someone with Covid-19, running a fever, have a cough, shortness of breath, experiencing loss of smell, or gastrointestinal illness, stay home.  

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Springtown, Texas 76082

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