Fort Cooper State Park
Reminder: Private canoes/kayaks are not allowed at Fort Cooper State Park to prevent the introduction of invasive, exotic plants.
Welcome to Fort Cooper State Park
With over 700 acres of nature at its best, Fort Cooper offers a spot for relaxing, hiking, studying nature and learning about Florida's rich history.
Lake Holathlikaha is popular for fishing and boating; although private boats are prohibited, canoes and kayaks are available for rent when water levels and conditions are optimal.
As part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, the park offers nearly 5 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 a hardwood hammock near the lake.
The Seminole Heritage Trail kiosks are a series of four interpretive panels that provide insight into the lives of the Seminole Indians who lived in this area and the reason for Fort Cooper's construction.
Plan Your Visit
Travel the Seminole Heritage Trail
Fort Cooper State Park Photo Gallery
People Make the Parks
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