Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Sulphur Springs: Cooper Lake State Park

Photo by TPWD

The rolling hills of Cooper Lake State Park, from the steeper hills of the South Sulphur Unit to the more gradual slopes of the Doctor's Creek Unit, offer spectacular views of Cooper Lake. The South Sulphur Unit offers equestrian camping and horseback riding trails. Riders are rewarded with panoramic views of the lake, rides through forest shade and many opportunities to view wildlife while riding the Buggy Whip Equestrian Trail. Other activities include camping, fishing, water skiing, picnicking, boating, swimming (unsupervised), hiking, bird watching, nature study, fun and educational nature programs, and tours.


  • 1690 FM 3505
  • South Sulphur Unit
  • Sulphur Springs, Texas
  • 75482


Hours & Fees

  • Open 7 days a week year-round.
    There is no gate.

  • Adults: $5, Childen 12 and under: Free.