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Cooper Wildlife Management Area


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Cooper Wildlife Management Area The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department manage the Cooper Wildlife Management Area (WMA) under a license agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Cooper WMA is located in Delta and Hopkins Counties, and covers approximately 9500 acres of land surrounding the Jim Chapman Lake and 4700 acres of flooded timber. The objectives of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on the Cooper WMA are to maintain and manage healthy, native wildlife populations and their habitats. The 4 major habitat types on the WMA are Black land Prairie, Upland Post Oaks, Bottomland Hardwoods, and a variety of wetlands.

Cooper WMA is open year-round for public use. Recreational opportunities for visitors include bird watching, hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, fishing, and hunting. Public hunting is permitted for white-tailed deer, feral hogs, dove, quail, woodcock, gallinules, rails, snipe, waterfowl, rabbits, hares, and squirrels. The Cooper wetland system is a premier waterfowl production area in northeast Texas.

This WMA is day use only, and visitors must register at designated access points. Camping is available at the nearby Doctor's Creek (903-395-3100) and South Sulphur (903-945-5256) State Parks.


Hours: Open year-round
Address: Hwy 19 and Hwy 24, twenty miles N of I-30.
Phone: 903-945-2108
Our Email: CESWF-OD-CP@swf02.usace.army.mil

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Cooper Wildlife Management Area

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department manage the Cooper Wildlife Management Area (WMA) under a license agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Cooper WMA is located in Delta and Hopkins Counties, and covers approximately 9500 acres of land surrounding the Jim Chapman Lake and 4700

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Cooper Lake Cabins

South Sulphur State Park Unit: Located on the south side of Cooper Lake, this sprawling 2,560 acre unit offers a multitude of camping and recreational opportunities. Facilities include 14 fully furnished lakeside cabins, 20 screened shelters, 1

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Cooper Lake Fishing

Jim Chapman (Cooper)

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Cooper Lake Boat Ramps

Jim Chapman Lake has five boat ramps. South Sulphur Unit has two boat ramps. One ramp with six lanes and one ramp with two lanes of concrete construction, courtesy docks for loading and unloading boats, and an adjacent asphalt parking area which hold about 60

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Cooper Lake Camping

The park and access area facilities located at Jim Chapman Lake are operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. South Sulphur: Located on the south side of Cooper Lake, this sprawling 2,560

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