Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness

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Fort Cooper State Park is a 710-acre historic site in Inverness, Florida, United States. It is located two miles (3 km) south of Inverness, off of U.S. Hwy. 41 on South Old Floral City Road. On June 13, 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is also a Florida State Park.FaunaAmong the wildlife of the park are white-tailed deer, turkey, opossum, bobcat, owls, herons and cardinals.Recreational activitiesThe park features an annual re-enactment of the Second Seminole War, the third weekend in March. Activities include fishing, swimming, sunbathing, youth camping, canoeing, hiking, boat tours, and nature viewing. The park is also accessible from the Withlacoochee State Trail.Amenities and hoursAmenities include access to 160acre Lake Holathlikaha, a swimming area, paddleboat and canoe rentals, a picnic and playground area, and nearly 5mi of hiking trails. The park also has nature trails, a beach, and a primitive campground.
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  • it started storming about 30 minutes into our unplanned visit, just saw it on the map while in the area. Nice looking park, great little playground area for the kids,. will go back to hike and cookout...  more »
  • A restful walk through the woods takes you past the remains of a fort from the era of the Seminole Indian Wars. There's even a lake for boating.  more »
  • Visit it often. They have several events over the year. Very small and no camping. Some walking trails. The staff is great and helpful  more »
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  • It's cute. There's a little playground, walking trails, waterfront seating and grills. We only walked around for a little while, but I look forward to going back to walk more and enjoy nature. :)
  • Plenty of easy hiking with trail heads at the central parking lot. Picnic and restroom facilities are clean and well maintained. 8/15/2017 Edit: I'm keeping the review at 5/5 stars because the park really is delightful. However, summer visitors be warned that the park is perfect habitat for ticks. Take proper precautions like wearing long sleeves/pants and be sure to check for ticks when you get home. Between the 3 of us (2 humans and 1 dog) we found 4 ticks from our 4 hour visit.
  • Came during the middle of the week to let our two Springer Spaniels have a good long walk and to geocache. We all had a good time and it felt like the park to ourselves.
  • I love this park we got married her we go to night of lights here day trips love this place vary clean an nice people ...
  • Love this park! Trails, Geo Catching, and semi-modern. Great Christmas activity as well

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