General Information About Cooper Lake
If you're looking for a place to take your family to enjoy the great outdoors, Cooper Lake is a popular location for recreational activities such as fishing, camping, swimming, boating, and more. The body of water is situated northeast by southwest in the Sulphur River bottom. Both middle and south Sulphur Rivers feed Cooper and join together in the lake. Even though Cooper Lake covers 19,800 areas, Sulphur is still one of the biggest hardwood bottoms in Texas. Cooper has roughly 11,000 acres of open water on the lower end (east end) of the lake, and the upper end (west end) is dense standing timber.
The construction of the dam created many borrow pits or deep holes, which made for great structure. Every borrow pit has a construction road leading to it that also contributes to the structure of the lake. Before the digging could begin, the trees had to be cleared. Some of the trees were used to make big brush piles for the fish, and they have been a huge success! Aside from the deep holes, most of the lake is relatively shallow. The average depth is about twelve feet, and the color of the water ranges from muddy to clear.