Jim Chapman Lake

Jim Chapman Lake and the Cooper Dam sit in Delta and Hopkins Counties two miles south of Cooper, Texas, eight miles east of Commerce, Texas, in northeast Texas. Jim Chapman Lake is 12 miles north of Sulphur Springs, Texas. It was formerly named and is also known as Cooper Lake. Dallas is 67 miles southwest. It covers 19,305 acres with a maximum depth of 50 feet. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) manages Jim Chapman Lake.  More Lake Information

Jim Chapman Lake Camping

The Box Ranch RV Park

The Box Ranch RV Park has ten campsites with 30 and 50 amp, including water, electric, and septic hookups. They offer daily, weekly, and long-term stay and pricing. The place is nice and has a kind owner, too.

Tira Boat Ramp - Jim Chapman Lake

Tira Boat Ramp is located near the east side of the dam. It has a two-lane concrete ramp, a parking space for 90 vehicles, a courtesy dock, and a restroom. This is open all year round, and with a parking fee.

Liberty Grove Campground

Liberty Grove Campground has 30 sites, and only eight people are allowed per site. Inclusions are electric hookups, water hookups, restrooms, fire rings, and picnic tables. The staff is friendly. The place is...

Buggy Whip Equestrian Campground

Buggy Whip Equestrian Campground has 15 campsites with water and electric hookups and a 20-foot tether cable. Only eight people are allowed per site. There are restrooms, picnic tables, and potable water.

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit Campground has 39 sites, and only eight people per site are allowed. It has an electric hookup, water hookup, picnic table, outdoor grill, and nearby restrooms. The...

Jim Chapman Lake What To Do


DeeZ is nestled in Cooper Texas that offers homestyle cooked food. They offer breakfast and lunch foods. The place is very fun with friendly staff. This is a must visit restaurant in Cooper.

The Sundance Bar

The Sundance Bar is a perfect place to socialize with other people. It has 2 pool tables, top golf game, and gamble computers. There is also a DJ that gives good and happy music. Also, smoking is allowed...

Northeast Texas Children's Museum

Northeast Texas Children's Museum inspires children's imagination, enhance creativity, and build their confidence. It offers chances for a fun and engaging educational experience. Hands-on exhibits and...

Marlene's Sass & Class Boutique

Marlene's Sass & Class Boutique is a locally owned and operated store specializing in clothing, accessories, and shoes. The shop carries a wide selection of sizes from XS-3XL. The place is nice and has a...

Heritage Park & Museum

Heritage Park & Museum is in Sulphur Springs, TX. Double-bricked walls, carved columns, and an odd Regency-style spherical ceiling rising from four spindled arches are just a few of the house's remarkable...

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Jim Chapman Lake Weather Forecast



Hi: 77

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Lo: 49


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 82

Monday Night

Rain Showers

Lo: 62


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Hi: 71

Tuesday Night

Rain Showers

Lo: 58


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 69

Wednesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 51

Jim Chapman Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 4/7: 440.31 (-5.69)