Fishing activities

September Activities About Cooper Lake State Park

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There are lots of fun fall activities happening in September at Cooper Lake State Park! All events are child friendly. NOTE: All events are at the South Sulfur Unit (Hopkins County Park side)

🍂 September 2: Evening night walk creatures. Discover the fascinating nocturnal creatures of Cooper Lake State Park! Meet at 8 p.m. at the Coyote Trail Run, bring a red-tinted flashlight, bug spray, and a bottle of water.

🍂 September 3: Presentation of skins and skulls. Discover our local fauna and the adaptations that make them unique. Meet at 1:30 PM at the Heron Harbor day-use area.

🍂 September 3: Wildlife Detectives Hike. Learn to tell what type of animal is around from their footprints and other signs. Meet at 3 p.m. at the Coyote Trail Run, a short involved hike.

🍂 September 4: Photography 101. Learn about dialing, golden hour and more. Meet at 10:00 AM at Sunset Cove day use area, short hike to look for photo opportunities.

🍂 September 10: Beginning of bird watching. Observe the birds in their natural habitat. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Heron Harbor day-use area. Bring binoculars, sunscreen and water.

🍂 September 10: Fishing experience for children. Meet at 4:00 p.m. at the Heron Harbor day-use area. Bring your own fishing gear as there aren’t many extras to borrow. No prior experience necessary.

🍂 September 17: Trees, nature skyscrapers. Discover the places where animals call home. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Coyote Trail Run

🍂 September 18: Master Naturalist Series. Final subject to be determined. Meet at Gulls Bluff Pavilion at 10am

🍂 September 24: Archery 101. Registration required, class limited to 15 participants. No previous experience necessary, from 10 years. Call 903-945-52566 or email alicia.O’connor@tpwd.texas.gov to register. Meet at 11 a.m. at the Buggy Whip Room.

🍂 September 30: Friday Night Frog Talks. Climb aboard to learn about different frogs and the calls they make. Meet at 7 p.m. at Sunset Cove. Bring bug spray and a sense of adventure

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