Fort Cooper State Park


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Fort Cooper State Park


Location:Off US 41 on South Old Floral City Road, 2 miles south of Inverness.
Facilities:Primitive tent campsite, nature trails, picnic areas/pavilions (including one that accommodates up to 70 people), canoe and paddleboat rentals (private boats prohibited), playground, recreation hall.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, freshwater fishing, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, birding.
Special Features:In 1836 the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade here, enabling the soldiers to withstand several skirmishes with Seminole Indians led by Chief Osceola. Today many of the activities at the park center around Lake Holathlikaha, and a new 2,300-foot long multi-use paved trail makes the park a major trailhead for access to the Withlacoochee State Trail. The park is also part of the Great Florida Birding Trail.
Address:3100 S Old Floral City Rd
Inverness, FL 34450

Phone:352-726-0315
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/fortcooper
Size: 682 acres land; 55 acres water.

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