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

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...

Honey Creek Boat Ramp South Sulphur Unit

Honey Creek Boat Ramp South Sulphur Unit has two-lane ramps, a parking area that can accommodate 63 vehicles, a cleaning station, a courtesy dock, a restroom, a picnic area, and a campsite. This is open all...

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

Redbarn Cafe

Redbarn Cafe offers home-style cooked food with lots to choose from. Chicken fried steak and baked potatoes are a must-try. The place is friendly as well as the staff. Its price is affordable and has right...

Starplex Cinemas 6

Starplex Cinemas 6 is nestled in the beautiful city of Sulphur Springs, TX. It offers new movies with comfortable seating at an affordable price. This is a good place to bond with your family and watch movies.

VR Social Sulphur Springs

VR Social Sulphur Springs offers real experience of roaming the world through VR. There are many multiplayer games to enjoy. Drop by and get an advice from Scott, the owner, about latest technology trends....


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.

Sulphur Springs Country Club

Sulphur Springs Country Club is located in the heart of East Texas, Sulphur Springs Country Club. The par 72 course takes full advantage of the SSCC development's natural splendor, winding its way across...

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Jim Chapman Lake Weather Forecast


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Jim Chapman Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 11/4: 434.28 (-11.72)