Fort Cooper State Park
|Fort Cooper State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Location||Citrus County, Florida, USA|
|Nearest city||Inverness, Florida|
|Area||710 acres (2.9 km2)|
|Established||June 13, 1972|
|Governing body||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
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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.
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
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).
- Citrus County listings at National Register of Historic Places
- Citrus County listings at Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
- Fort Cooper State Park at Florida State Parks
- Fort Cooper State Park at Absolutely Florida
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