Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit

1664 FR 1529 South 
Cooper, TX 75432


Room to Roam
With two park units, you’ll find plenty of room to roam. Bring your fishing pole, your hiking shoes, your horse, your swimsuit–or heck, just bring yourself! We’re only 90 minutes northeast of Dallas.

Things to Do
Doctors Creek (on the north side of the lake) and South Sulphur (on the south side) offer tons of amenities. You can fish, picnic, swim, boat, water-ski, hike, bike, bird watch, study nature, stargaze, ride horses, geocache and camp.

On the water

Fishing: Surrounded by the state park and wildlife management areas, the lake provides a peaceful fishing destination. We have boat docks, fishing piers, and fish cleaning stations. Remember, you do not need a fishing license to fish from shore in a state park!

Paddling: Bring your own boat, or rent a kayak or paddleboard at the South Sulphur Unit

Stay overnight
Camp at one of our sites with water and electricity or at a walk-in campsite. We also have equestrian campsites at the South Sulphur unit. Both units have screened shelters and cabins. South Sulphur also has 14 cabins with kitchens and bathrooms.

Ride your horse
Bring your horse to the South Sulphur Unit (we require proof of negative Coggins). The 10.5-mile Buggy Whip Equestrian Trail crosses nearly 600 acres of shaded forest and thick vegetation, and takes you down hillsides and through creek gulches. Some parts of the trail are challenging. Come for the day, or camp in one of our equestrian campsites. Access the trail from your campsite.

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