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The mission of the Friends of Colt Creek State Park is to enhance the use and enjoyment of the Park for the people of Florida and its visitors.

This Year's Friends Project - Equestrian CAmpground pavilion


Just imagine....it's a beautiful day to hit the Colt Creek State Park trails. Perhaps you drove in for the day or camped, joining a fair-sized group of friends.  After 3 or 4 hours on the trail, it's always great to be able to sit down and enjoy a meal and conversation--unless you're in the primitive equestrian campground or South parking area, where there are only 2 or 3 picnic tables scattered among 40 campsites and no good place for a group to gather.

Horse people are heavy park users; not only do they enjoy the trails, but the primitive equestrian campground has become one of their favorites in Central Florida.  They have contributed thousands of dollars in labor and funds, blazing and maintaining trails, clearing the campground of limbs and fallen logs, helping in the butterfly garden, and working to install water lines to the equestrian campground.  They have sponsored events, one of which--the 2019 Veterans Day Mounted Scavenger Hunt--won the Florida State Parks "Outstanding Special Event." 

Your help is needed! The Friends of Colt Creek are working to build a picnic pavilion in the equestrian campground in gratitude for our equestrian partners.  it is clear that a pavilion is needed and would be heavily used by the many local clubs that enjoy the park.  Especially after the financial blows the Florida State Park system has suffered in recent years (hurricanes and COVID-19), Colt Creek itself will not be able to fund the project.

We are asking for YOUR financial help to make our dream come true.


PLEASE DONATE TODAY!



Colt Creek State Park

16000 State Road 471

Lakeland, Florida

(863) 815-6761

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Colt Creek State Park is a state park in Central Florida, 16 miles north of Lakeland off of State Road 471

It became open to the public in January 2007. 

Colt Creek was purchased from the Overstreet family in May 2006.

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