Entrance to the park is $3 per vehicle (up to 8 people), payable at the front gate. Cash only, please.
Come join us for a Bat Viewing at Fort Cooper State Park.
For your safety, wear close-toed shoes for the short walk to our HUGE bat condo. We will meet at the Pavilion at 6:45 p.m. At sundown, we will watch as the bats swarm out of their house for their nightly flight and meal. Florida's bats are the primary predators of night-flying insects, consuming millions of bugs each night. Even a small colony of just 100 bats can eat up to 200,000 insects in a single night or 65 million insect pests each year! It is estimated that there are over 5,000 bats residing in Fort Cooper's Bat House. Pesticide-free, cost-free insect control!
Suggested items to bring along are water, insect repellant, flashlight and a camera. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather.