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Fort Cooper State Park

3100 South Old Floral City Road
352-726-0315

Over 700 acres of Nature at its best, Fort Cooper State Park offers a spot for relaxing, hiking, nature study and learning about history. Lake Holathlikaha is popular for fishing and boating, although private boats are prohibited, canoes are available for rent when water levels and conditions permit. Among some of the activities available are volleyball and horseshoes. As part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, the park offers nearly five miles of self-guided trails with excellent bird and wildlife viewing. The park´s diverse natural areas provide a refuge for many plants and animals, including threatened and endangered species. A paved pathway connects the park to the multi-use paved Withlacoochee State Trail. Park visitors can enjoy the picnic facilities and playground under the hardwood hammock near the lake.



Reviews

Sarah Goodpaster

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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Nice park with a long blacktop for those only able to take that route. As a wheelchair user I have to advise that others with disability not take any off-road trails -- they're not accessible and are strictly sugar sand. I would give a full five stars if the park was more accessible.

tim dedrick

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Nice park. 700+ acres with well kept trails and sites. Did some primitive camping and hiking but didn't happen to see the canoes mentioned. One caveat! If you're looking for some natural escape check the Citrus County Speedway's schedule! I didn't realize it was their opening day and dealt with the sound pollution of raging stockcars and PA announcements until 11pm and couldn't sleep.

Bryan Andes

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Went early in hopes of seeing deer and turkey. Only saw tracks. The paths were nice with a natural canopy. Restrooms are available. The marsh is nice to look at, but I wouldn't recommend jumping in. Not too many spiders.

Peter Conover

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Sunday, April 8, 2018
Nice natural setting in central Florida. Nice facilities. Probably gets crowded on weekends and holidays. I wanted to see the actual Fort site, but unfortunately didn't have time to make the hike to it.

Gabrielle Harrison

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Monday, April 2, 2018
A very peaceful, lovely location to hike, bird watch, see deer, alligators, playground. It is well maintained with pleasant staff.

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