The Cooper Creek Information Page
DEEPWATER IS OPEN
Normal Lake Pool -- 706' above sea level. As
of July 9, lake pool is 708', 2' above normal --Riding area is open. Riding area closes at 20' above
At 10' above normal, many low laying areas are under
water and the creek that runs east and west thru the middle of the ridding area
is up, making access to the south side difficult. Use the east west trail to go
to the west end of the ridding area to find a safe passage to the
At 15' above normal, all low laying areas are flooded. Caution
is advised. Many areas are not accessible. If planning a trip Deepwater, be
sure to check the Corps of Engineers website for the latest lake
information. It is not uncommon for the lake to rise over a foot a
Remember, it can be hard to tell how
deep a water hole is and impossible to tell if there are any drops
For current lake conditions and weather info click here.
Corps of Engineers Cooper Creek information page.
As set by the U.S.C.O.E.
- This area is open to
all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and motorcycles only. No dune buggies, four wheel
drive vehicles, etc. are allowed.
An ATV is a
motorized vehicle having a maximum width of 50 inches, designed to be operated
off-road, with handlebars for steering, and a seat that is straddled by the
- All ATV's and motorcycles must be equipped with functioning brakes, muffler, and a spark arrester.
- Loading and unloading of ATVs and motorcycles is permitted in the parking lot/staging area only.
- Speed limit in the
parking lot/staging area is 5 m.p.h.
- Exhibition driving
is not allowed in the parking lot/staging area.
- Department of
Transportation approved helmets are required for all operators and passengers.
- One rider per
ATV/motorcycle unless otherwise designed by the manufacturer.
- Ride in designated
areas only! Riding on maintained roadways/right of ways, in the lake and/or
streams, and in other unauthorized areas is prohibited.
- No Alcoholic
beverages and/or firearms in the ATV area or parking lot/staging area.
- Operation of ATVs
and motorcycles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.
- No overnight parking
- The ATV area and
parking lot/staging area close at dusk.
- Violation of any of
the above rules may result in loss of riding privileges and/or fines.
For an aerial picture of the Cooper Creek riding area click here.
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