Lake Cooley Park is managed by the Spartanburg County Parks Department.
The Lake Cooley Outdoor Education Center was recently constructed as a partnership between the Spartanburg County Parks Department and the Startex-Jackson-Wellford-Duncan Water District. The center will be a hub for outdoor recreation and serve as an environmental education facility that hosts educational programs aimed at the following:
Starting Friday, May 3, 2019, the Lake Cooley Outdoor Education Center will open “Yaks and Snacks” for the 2019 Spring/Summer season. Yaks and Snacks will sell light refreshments and operate a kayak and stand-up paddle board rental fleet that will be open
For more information about Yaks & Snacks, please visit our boat/board rentals page!
Lake Cooley Outdoor Education Center is the headquarters for most of our Outdoor Recreation Programs. To learn more about the outdoor recreation programs we offer, please visit our Outdoor Recreation Programs web page or give us a call at 864-249-3276.
Lake Cooley Outdoor Education Center offers an amazing opportunity for children ages 10-15 to experience the wonderful outdoors. Summer Adventure Camp 2019 is offered in six different one week sessions! Find out more about Adventure Camp here and get registered today!
There are three beautiful picnic shelters as well as one large picnic pavilion that overlooks the 330 acre lake at Lake Cooley Park.
** Reserve a shelter by visiting the link. Under "Facility Reservations" look for "Lake Cooley Park" and choose the picnic shelter you would like to reserve.
The Lake Cooley Outdoor Education Center also offers meeting space for business or corporate events on Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm (maximum capacity of 40 people).
**For information regarding programs, facility meeting space or picnic shelter rentals contact Chris Spencer at 864-249-3276 or by email.
Follow our Lake Cooley Outdoor Education Facebook page to see when we have special outdoor recreation events coming up or visit the main calendar to see all of the Park and Recreation events we have going on.