Fort Cooper State Park

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Fort Cooper State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Fort Cooper State Park
Map showing the location of Fort Cooper State Park
Location Citrus County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Inverness, Florida
Coordinates 28°48′36″N 82°18′19″W / 28.81000°N 82.30528°W / 28.81000; -82.30528Coordinates: 28°48′36″N 82°18′19″W / 28.81000°N 82.30528°W / 28.81000; -82.30528
Area 710 acres (2.9 km2)
Established June 13, 1972
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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.

Fauna[edit]

Among the wildlife of the park are white-tailed deer, turkey, opossum, bobcat, owls, herons and cardinals.

Recreational activities[edit]

The 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 hours[edit]

Amenities include access to 160-acre (0.65 km2) Lake Holathlikaha, a swimming area, paddleboat and canoe rentals, a picnic and playground area, and nearly 5 miles (8.0 km) of hiking trails. The park also has nature trails, a beach, and a primitive campground.

Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

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