Cooper Lake State Park – East Texas
September 20, 2014
South Sulphur Unit
1690 FM 3505
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Entrance Fees: $5 per day, per person 12 and older. Payable at entrance of park. You must have a current negative Coggins to get into the park.
Equestrian campsites are $20 per night. If spending the night, you must make your own reservations. Click here to Make reservations online or by phone: (512) 389-8900.
The Park opens 8 a.m., and closes at 5 p.m. daily.
There are 15 Equestrian campsites at the Buggy Whip Equestrian Trail, and all have electric & water hook-ups. This area is reserved for equestrian users only. All Camping sites have 10'X 55' 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. They are close to the campsite and are clean.
Parking is available for day use equestrian visitors too.
The terrain is sand/clay with rocks.
Call before you haul, the park closes the equestrian trails if they are wet.
Bring your own lunch.
Ride out time will be 9:00. We will return to camp for lunch.
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.
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.