Thursday – 03/21/13
We departed the 24-hour Walmart on Mansfield road in Shreveport, Louisiana at 8:45 a.m. Our destination today is the South Sulphur Campground at Cooper Lake State Park near Sulphur Springs, Texas. We arrived at the campground at 12:20 p.m. We selected a lakefront site, #13, and in no time at all had our campsite set up for a 3-day stay.
A cold front from the north has pushed the daytime temperature here down into the 50’s and 60’s and nighttime temperature into the 30’s and 40’s extending into next week. This is quite a dramatic change in the weather for us compared to the 70 and 80 degrees daytime temperatures we enjoyed during our stay in Florida.
South Sulphur and Doctors Creek comprise the two units of Cooper Lake State Park and offer a great variety of water and land recreation. With 2,560 acres and more than 25 miles of shoreline, visitors can enjoy the park’s spectacular scenery by boat, foot or on horseback, or just enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the 19,300-acre lake.
The South Sulphur Unit has four campgrounds: Bright Star, Deer Haven, Oak Grove and Buggy Whip.
All of the campgrounds, except Oak Grove, offer RV and tent camping, with electric and water hookups at each campsite. Oak Grove offers primitive tent camping only. Buggy Whip is an equestrian camping area and provides hitching rails for the camper’s horses. There are restroom facilities at each campground with flush toilets and hot showers.
We look forward to a restful night in this lovely state park.
Camping Fee: $16.00 per night plus $5.00 per adult per day park entrance fee.
Total miles traveled: 153
Tomorrow another adventure begins.