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Cooter Pond Park

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Great for a stroll and close to an awesome bike trail

Cooter pond is a small little pond with a nice board walk for viewing the Cooter turtles, bass... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ginny C
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Cooter pond

This lovely little pond in home to the Cooter turtle. The walking bridge is s great place to watch... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Inverness, Florida
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181 S US Highway 41, Inverness, FL 34450-4848
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cooter pond is a small little pond with a nice board walk for viewing the Cooter turtles, bass, sunfish, ducks and gators. It’s right behind the sheriffs office. We always feel safe anytime we come here. We like to bring bread to feed the fish...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ginny C
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This lovely little pond in home to the Cooter turtle. The walking bridge is s great place to watch these turtles as well as other inhabitants.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnitaBeinor
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We enjoyed the walk on the boardwalk along Cooter Pond. We learned about the local plants and animals. We also had a chance to see a gator up close.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stefan H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is in the middle of Inverness, Florida. There's a nice wooden walkway where you can walk out over the lake, or fish from there, and a bike/hiking path where you can go around the pond. There is also a nice grass and sand beach...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank frogsqueezerfive
Reviewed 20 June 2018

One of my favorite places for a short walk and wildlife observation. Fun to count the cooters and try to find the gators from a safe distance.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SeanP193
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Nice little park with a boardwalk walk way. We saw one big gator and one small gator. Nice evening stroll. I’ve been year on two different trips and have seen gators each time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julie M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I kept missing the cooter festival and was sad about that. We had lunch right near Cooter pond park so I suggested we walk around the park board walk after lunch. We did and enjoyed it very much. the day we were there I did...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carol K
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This park is very pleasant. Wildlife galore. There is a wooden walkway stretching over the pond with benches to sit. The gators do come over to see you. You can see all the birds and fish and turtles.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marion H
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my dog love to walk here! It’s always very clean, the gators and wild life are amazing! It’s right off the witchcohhee (no clue to spell it) trail and minutes from two parks and down town! Lots of parking and great view at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sallye232
Reviewed 7 April 2018

The little Cooter park has a nice walk way out over the bond with educational plaques. There is a working fountain in the middle of the pond to view as well. I wish the walk was longer but it is still a great place to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Marcia B
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