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Fort Cooper State Park

 Activities at Fort Cooper State Park

Birding

Birding

Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Fort Cooper State Park provides an excellent opportunity for bird watching enthusiasts.

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Camping, Primitive

Camping, Primitive

Three primitive tent camping sites are available for up to 20 people in a wooded area at the southern end of Lake Holathlikaha. A fourth campsite will accommodate up to eight people. Campground amenities include portable toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, grills and potable water. Call the park at (352) 726-0315 for reservations.

Camping, Youth

Camping, Youth

Three primitive tent camping sites are available for groups of up to 20 people in a wooded area at the southern end of Lake Holathlikaha. A fourth campsite will accommodate up to eight people. Campground amenities include portable toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, grills and potable water. Call the park at (352) 726-0315 for reservations.

Family Reunions

Family Reunions

The Recreation Hall is an ideal setting for a family reunion. This rustic building has air conditioning, heat and a fireplace, and can accommodate up to 50 people. Rental  includes use of folding tables and chairs. The kitchen comes equipped with a stove, refrigerator, and microwave. The rental fee is $100 per day, plus tax. Call (352) 726-0315 for more information.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Nearly five miles of self-guided nature trails give visitors a glimpse of the area's wildlife. The trails offer some of Citrus County's best birding.

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Meetings & Retreats

Meetings & Retreats

The Recreation Hall is set within the park. This is an ideal setting for a small wedding, family reunion, birthday party, baby shower or a fun business meeting. It's a rustic building with air conditioning, heat and a fireplace. It can accommodate up to 50 people and use of folding tables and chairs is included. The kitchen comes equipped with a stove, refrigerator and microwave.

Pets

Pets

Pets are welcome in the park as long as they are on a six foot leash. They are permitted in the picnic area, hiking trails and playground but are not allowed on the beach area, in the water, in the paddleboats and canoes or in our primitive campground.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

Nestled under large shade trees is a pavilion that will accommodate between 60 to 70 people. Great for large outdoor parties! A covered BBQ pit is located nearby. The rental fee is $40 per day, plus tax.

Picnicking

Picnicking

The hardwood hammock, along Lake Holathlikaha, is an excellent picnic area complete with grills, tables and a pavilion. The beach area accommodates volleyball, horseshoe, and playground activities.

Playground

Playground

Nestled among large oaks and overlooking Lake Holathlikaha, a playground is available for children.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Two restroom facilities are located in the picnic area.

Weddings

Weddings

For the bride and groom looking for a small venue that offers rustic charm and peaceful surroundings, this park offers many natural, scenic settings to hold a ceremony and reception. Facilities are also available. The indoor recreation hall with lake views is $100 per day (capacity 50 people). The outdoor pavilion is $ 40 (capacity 70 people) with BBQ pit. Grills and picnic tables are located near the lake with outstanding views. Please call for additional information and availability (352) 726-0315.

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Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife at Fort Cooper State Park is abundant. Sightings of deer, turkey, opossum, bobcat, birds, and many other species is very common.

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