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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 United States National Register of Historic Places. It is also a Florida State Park.

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  • Beautiful quiet park. Saw beautiful water and birds. Wished Id had more time to visit. There is a recreation shelter and lotd opf wooded paths to explore. 
    Beautiful quiet park. Saw beautiful water and birds. Wished Id had more time to visit. There is a recreation shelter and lotd opf wooded paths to explore.  more »
  • Quick stop to beak up the car ride. Nice to walk around; a few miles of trails and some waterfront area. Kids area. Educational programs also available. $3 per car 
    Quick stop to beak up the car ride. Nice to walk around; a few miles of trails and some waterfront area. Kids area. Educational programs also available. $3 per car  more »
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  • Loved our visit to this state park! We visited on a Saturday in April. It was very quiet with only one other car while we visited. I cannot believe how much wild life we saw. There are beautiful, clean facilities and many trails ranging from 20 minutes to about 1 hour to hike or stroll. The water lilies are beautiful and the owl was my favorite. There is no actual fort anymore, but plenty of history to read about. We have a state park pass, but the entry fee of $3 is VERY reasonable for such a great park!
  • Fort Cooper State Park is where it really all came together in my brain as far as the Seminole War history here in Florida. The way the trails from Fort to Fort line up throughout the state helps one to understand how Florida became what it is today. For the visitor, Fort Cooper SP had excellent trails, a mix of paved and wide nature trails, with a remade wall showing where the fort used to be. There was lots of information along the trail to learn about the history, and it was really neat to see a Military Road where the Wagon Trails were. For families it was a beautiful area with a playground for kids, and event space, and pretty grounds to set up an event or party that are available to be reserved. They were beautiful lake views everywhere and wonderful large Live Oaks throughout throughout the park offering shade and beauty. It truly was a beautiful park.

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