Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Check the status of the location you're planning to fish.

Some fishing access points are closed. As always, a valid fishing license is required and you must follow Texas fishing regulations, which can be found in the Outdoor Annual.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.

TPWD District Fisheries Office

2122 Old Henderson Hwy.
Tyler, Texas 75702
(903) 593-5077
Jake Norman, Biologist

About the Area

Nearby State Parks

  • Cooper Lake
    Doctors Creek Unit (903) 395-3100
    South Sulphur Unit (903) 945-5256

Cooper Lake

Public Access Facilities

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Cooper Lake State Park is divided into two units, South Sulphur and Doctors Creek. The park offers campgrounds, shelters, cabins, beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps, two lighted fishing piers, fish-cleaning tables, and opportunities for shoreline fishing. Three additional public ramps are available. For details, choose a point on the map or a name in the chart below.

Clickable map of lake Tira Ramp Sulphur Springs Unit John's Creek Doctor's Creek Unit Dam Tailrace

  restrooms cleaning stations live bait handicap access parking courtesy docks weigh stations boat gas picnic areas camping

A: Tira Boat Ramp

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B: State Park, South Sulphur Unit

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C: John's Creek

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D: State Park, Doctor's Creek Unit

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E: Tailrace

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Tira Boat Ramp
Cooper Lake State Park, South Sulphur Unit
John's Creek Ramp
Cooper Lake State Park, Doctor's Creek Unit
Cooper Dam Tailrace