It’s winter and some of my favorite seasonal guests have been arriving! The American Kestrel, the American Robin, the Belted Kingfisher… the list goes on and on. Florida is a must-experience destination for bird lovers and wintertime is ideal to observe and hear species of birds commonly found in the Northern states. According to a yearlong study by our friends at the Lake Region...
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Colt Creek State Park
Welcome to Colt Creek State Park
Colt Creek State Park is more than 5,000 acres of native Central Florida habitat, a place to explore the natural communities and wildlife that make our park special. Comprised of large strands of vulnerable longleaf pine flatwoods, lakes and winding creeks, thick cypress domes and open vistas, Colt Creek State Park is home to many species of plant and animal. Some of our native residents include Bald Eagles, white-tailed deer, American alligators, otters and many birds and butterflies. Notably, we are home to threatened species such as the gopher tortoise and the Sherman’s fox squirrel.
Visitors can enjoy more than 15 miles of multi-use trails, shared by hikers, bicyclist and those riding horseback, that meander through the pine flatwoods and natural creeks and wetlands. Park lakes afford views of wading birds and alligators, as well as offers a place for anglers to cast their line from the lakes edge or from our 75 foot accessible dock. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent at the Ranger Station.
We offer several different kinds of camping experiences including primitive campsites, an equestrian campground and a group campground.
Pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis or may be reserved ahead of your special event. Our pavilions are perfect for family reunions, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and many other events that bring people together in an open-aired environment. Access to restrooms, lakes and trails are close by to pavilions.
We offer a variety of educational interpretive programs including Ranger-guided hikes, tram tours and special events.
Contact park staff at 863-815-6761 to reserve your campsite or pavilion or to inquire about special events and interpretive program schedules.