National Parks / Natural World

Fort Cooper State Park Inverness

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Fort Cooper State Park
3100 South Old Floral City Road
Inverness
FL
34450
Tel: 352-726-0315

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Fort Cooper State Park is located just off US 41, on South Old Floral City Road, two miles south of Inverness.

Where are we going today?

The sparkling waters of Lake Holathlikaha were a welcome sight to sick and wounded soldiers during the Second Seminole War. In 1836, the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade for the soldiers resting here, enabling the Volunteers to hold their own through several skirmishes with the Seminole Indians. The park��s diverse natural areas provide a refuge for many plants and animals, including threatened and endangered species. Fishing in Lake Holathlikaha is a popular activity; swimming is available only when the lake level is high enough. Private boats are not allowed on the lake, but paddleboat and canoe rentals are available. Nearly five miles of self-guided trails offer some of the best bird and wildlife viewing in Citrus County. Park visitors also can enjoy the picnic facilities, a recreation hall, and primitive group campground.
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    Great trails, easy to hike with kids. There was very little about the Fort, just a single interpretation sign.

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    Love it here. Got married here.

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    Frank barroso

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