This state park was once home to Fort Cooper during the Second Seminole War. Nothing of the fort remains apart from some archaeological finds, but at least one staff member thinks the spirit of an Indian chief still lingers. There aren’t many sightings – most people just “feel” his presence around the gift shop and ranger offices. He does, however, have a tendency to get a bit ornery whenever a controlled burn is lit within the park – there is a picture hanging on the wall that one ranger swears always tilts to one side, on its own, whenever a fire is lit.
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- 3100 S Old Floral City Rd
Inverness, FL 34450
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- 28.815653655289708, -82.30433195829391
- Citrus County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Inverness, FL (2.1 mi.)
Inverness Highlands South, FL (2.2 mi.)
Floral City, FL (4.6 mi.)
Inverness Highlands North, FL (5.5 mi.)
Hernando, FL (7.2 mi.)
Citrus Hills, FL (9.2 mi.)
Istachatta, FL (10.9 mi.)
Lecanto, FL (11.4 mi.)
Beverly Hills, FL (11.6 mi.)
Nobleton, FL (12.0 mi.)
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