Cooper Lake-South Sulphur Unit Campground

The urban hum of Dallas is only 90 minutes' drive away when you camp at the Cooper Lake-South Sulphur Unit campground. You're still far enough from city lights that you can stargaze in a setting that also lets you hike, bike. and ride horses. In and on the water, you can water-ski, fish, and swim. And none of this requires compromising your motorhome camping comfort.A range of electric/water-only sites is available, with 50/30 amp service on offer in Deer Haven and Bright Star camping areas. If you prefer a sewer hookup, consider staying at a premium site. Like to enjoy the full Texas sun? You can do that, too; otherwise, seek shade in some sites.A dump station near restrooms and showers is available to allow you to discharge gray and black water while fire rings and picnic tables let you build crackling campfires and enjoy meals outdoors. A pavilion's available for large gatherings. And if you want to keep people back home informed of how much fun you're having while RV camping at Cooper Lake-South Sulphur Unit campground, post updates using the park's WiFi connection. Pets are welcome here, too.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

You need not leave town to enjoy fishing, hiking, and biking, as they're all popular activities at Cooper Wildlife Management Area, 30 minutes' drive from downtown. Sink a line to see if largemouth, white, and striped bass bite, including catfish and crappie. Keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer, beaver, and wild hog early and late in the day. With the nearly 20,000-acre Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Dam close by, waterfowl and migrating birds also make regular appearances. For a more energizing time outdoors, follow old roads that have been designated as hiking/MTB trails.Looking for an adrenaline rush in and on the water? The much bigger Lake Tawakoni is an hour's drive away from your campsite at Cooper Lake-South Sulphur Unit. It offers tons of opportunities for water-based activities. Aside from fishing, boating, and swimming, jet-skiing is allowed on the lake. Its 200 miles of shoreline beckon with welcoming places to enjoy a picnic and hunt for ducks.Even more appealing is Lake Tawakoni’s reputation as the "Catfish Capital of Texas," so if you’re looking to land a trophy catch, this is the best place to be. Bring your Sulphur Springs camper rental to the state park on the south-central shore of the lake to explore nearly five miles of hiking/MTB trails, spot painted buntings, and access the park's full hookup sites and other amenities.Several other state parks within 90 minutes' drive of town include Bonham State Park, Tyler State Park, and Purtis Creek State Park. All offer fishing, boating/paddling, and hiking/biking opportunities, with Tyler State Park's more than 13 miles of trails through Pineywoods the longest of them all. Purtis Creek's 4.1-mile Wolfpen Hike and Bike Trail is suitable for all levels while Bonham's 2.7-mile Bois d’Arc Trail challenges the more intrepid explorer.

Exploring the Area

Sulphur Springs has attracted attention from regional publications as the "Most Improved Small Town" in the area. Rent a camper near Cooper Lake-South Sulphur Unit and find out for yourself what makes it so. The town’s centerpiece in the Celebration Plaza is a set of public see-through bathrooms, the only of the kind in the country.Look around and you'll see that the plaza is also the hub of the city's activity, with plenty of places to dine, shop, and entertain everyone in the family. Given considerable traffic in town, you’ll discover numerous fuel stations and convenience stores catering to the needs of Sulphur Springs campers, making it possible for you to linger and immerse yourself in the local scene.If you like a trip back in time, you only need to step inside the former home of Sam Bell Maxey, a prominent figure during the Mexican and Civil wars. Original family furnishings, clothing, and letters provide insight not only into the lives of the Maxey family but also into the bigger picture of Reconstruction Era Texas.Visitors with an esoteric interest in music boxes wouldn't want to pass up browsing the Leo St. Clair Music Box Collection amassed from different countries and cultures. Most are still operable, making them more entertaining. Visit the Southwest Dairy Museum for a close look at exhibits illustrating all facets of milk production, from when it started in old-fashioned farm kitchens to modern manufacturing floors.Sulphur Springs is what it says on the label: a water lover’s paradise with a splash of quirkiness added. And if you want to sample Dallas’s myriad offerings outside of its urban sprawl, consider waterfront camping near Sulphur Springs to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.