Lakes in the
Northern Section
of the Texas Lake Country
Lake Bonham 1,020 Acres
Four miles north of Bonham on Texas 78
Lake Bonham on Timber Creek supplies water for city of Bonham. Bonham State Park near the dam on south shore provides picnic sites, camping, rest rooms and dump station.
Lake Cooper 19,000 Acres
Access from Cooper, Commerce, Sulphur Springs and Paris
Cooper Lake is the last Texas flood-control lake planned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Fishermen are already finding good catches. A four-lane boat ramp near the dam at Tira Access and a two-lane ramp at John's Creek Access near Klondike provide boating access. Cooper Lake State Park has two units; Doctor's Creek unit on the northside of the dam offers camping, boat ramps, swimming beach, and picnic facilities, all ADA approved; South Sulphur unit on the south side of the lake offers the same amenities.

The lake is expected to be excellent for Florida-strain largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and bluegills.

Lake Crook 920 Acres
About 3 miles northwest of Paris off U.S. 271
Operated by the City of Paris for recreation and water supply; lighted picnic areas and campsites. Water skiing is popular sport and anglers find excellent fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish and hybrid striped bass.

Pat Mayse Lake 5,993 Acres
About 13 miles north of Paris off U.S. 271
Corps of Engineers impoundment on Sanders Creek, a tributary of the Red River. Along 62 miles of shoreline, public parks offer boat ramps, picnic and camping areas. Boating and fishing very popular.

Food, tackle and bait available nearby. For details on area facilities contact project office at dam, F.M. 906.