We stayed at two Texas State Parks during the month of June, 2020. Cooper Lake State Park and Lake Whitney State Park were our stops. Cooper Lake State Park was well with writing about and sharing for others who enjoy camping in Texas.
Cooper Lake State Park hit all of the highlights for our family. We look for places where we can swim, fish, hike, bike, and kayak. We also look for parks that have campsites that are wooded and spread apart to allow for privacy. That is a wish list that isn’t fulfilled at all state parks. However, Cooper Lake fits the bill!

There are several spots for fishing at this State Park. We saw fishermen cleaning piles of big fish, which is always a good sign. Our kids all caught fish during our time at the park. In fact, they each caught multiple fish. It’s always a positive fishing experience when kids actually catch some fish.

My favorite part of the park was the hiking. The Coyote Run trail round trip is just under 4 miles. It is a beautiful path through a wooded area. It is not paved, but it is perfect for mountain bikes. I walked the trail one day on my own. Another day we went as a family and the kids rode their bikes on the path.

The park also has an area designated for swimming. The kids swam and enjoyed the beach area. They were worn out at the end of every day because of all the activity they had at this park.

We camped on the Bright Star loop at Cooper Lake State Park. It was a lovely area and our campsite was heavily wooded. If I could pick any campsite on this loop in the future it would be sites 12 or 13. They both are located right on the water and we would be able to drop our kayaks right in the water from the campsites.

Cooper Lake State Park is a spot we will return to visit again soon. It is top notch with all of the available activities within the park.