Fort Cooper State Park

Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness: Address, Phone Number, Fort Cooper State Park Reviews: 4/5

Fort Cooper State Park
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Rad D
gainesville, fl.331 contributions
Ft. Cooper Not So Super
May 2021
I've been looking forward to visiting here for several years. We finally made it a priority...only to be hugely disappointed!
We never saw a single staff member on the property. Even though it was a Saturday, there was no one evident even at the entrance building. Even the smaller properties usually have someone to take fees and give assistance on weekends.
The sign that indicated that "all events and presentations have bee cancelled at this time" was also disappointing. How hard can it be to give an outdoor presentation with folks seated (or standing) safely apart in family groups? For goodness sake, what's the point of getting shots if it doesn't lead to a safer degree of interaction?
Never did find a restroom. Signage was generally not helpful. The one sign at the "hog control" end of the lake trail (well past the "fort") had a side-trail with a sign that said "Fort site" pointing off towards the west. We followed it thinking it was a trail to the REAL fort site, and that perhaps what we had passed was just a portion (it is) of a reconstructed fort in a convenient location. The trail wandered through the woods and led us....back to the same location, the partial fort reconstruction clearing! This took from the precious little time we had today to see several places on our schedule. Sadly, there was nothing to see along the trail that added to our visit.
The park was clean, but we also could never find a trash can, so we took ours out with us.
Written 16 May 2021
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RebeccaA11368
Athens, GA250 contributions
Beautiful Quiet Park
Oct 2020
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.
Written 19 October 2020
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leiam415
Rochester Hills, MI349 contributions
Nice trails
Feb 2020 • Family
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
Written 18 February 2020
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Wilson;Mrs.lind... W
Bangor, UK93 contributions
Lovely and quiet.
Dec 2019
We have read several reviews stating that there is nothing to do at this Park. What nonsense! There is plenty to do here. You can rent a canoe, ride your bike through the trails or put on your walking shoes and setoff for the Fort site. There is not much of the Fort to see, but the walk is amazing and the view from the top of the site over the lake is impressive. We stayed for about three hours, had lunch and then walked over to the bat house. The rest rooms are spotless and there is a good children's playground. We will return next year, do not change a single thing.
Written 30 December 2019
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PrevostDriver97
Inverness, FL83 contributions
Fantastic Christmas lights
Dec 2019 • Family
Our family took the Christmas light tour through the park. What a great time we had. Enjoyed the hot chocolate and s’mores too.
Written 30 December 2019
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frogsqueezerfive
Inverness, FL30 contributions
Great park for walking and riding.
Jul 2019
Right off the Withlacoochee trail, this is a great park for walking and riding. Riding here, I have often seen deer and other animals. It is heavily shaded, there are bathrooms here---highly recommended. It is a state park, do you do need a pass or a day-use fee to enter. Living in Florida, I recommend the yearly park pass.
Written 7 October 2019
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Rita S
Beverly Hills, FL57 contributions
Beach is Closed due to Bacteria-Don’t Go!!
Sep 2019 • Friends
It just came out in the paper that it is closed due to bacteria in the water!! So I would stay away if you are going to go for a fun day at the beach!!
Written 3 October 2019
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Sandy S
Inverness, FL9 contributions
Always a good day
Aug 2019
The park is well kept, Dog friendly and we always have a great time when we go. Keep up the good work.
Written 26 September 2019
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bubbleblower
Upstate NY78 contributions
This is Old Florida at it's best!
May 2019 • Friends
This park has it all - hiking trails, birding trails, a bike trail, a lake, an awesome bat house, and clean bathrooms! It is a great place to visit and enjoy nature. We come here regularly and are never disappointed.
Written 10 May 2019
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dsnurse34323
Inverness, FL44 contributions
Bluegrass festival
Apr 2019 • Couples
Beautiful state park! Nice venue and lots of variety of concerts. Quiet and we'll maintained hiking trails and wildlife
Written 27 April 2019
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