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

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This Year's Friends Project - Equestrian CAmpground pavilion

An Update on The Friends Equestrian Campground Pavilion Project:

At the beginning of the year, we set a goal to raise $45,000 to build a pavilion at the Equestrian Campground.  We are happy to report that we have reached that goal and hit $50,000 and the pavilion is now open!

With the extra funds we are providing two grills and picnic tables for the pavilion! But there’s more exciting news! 

We are very excited about these great new additions to our park and want to thank the 111 contributors to the pavilion project which includes several Horse Clubs that solicited contributions from many of their members. 

All the donor names will be permanently displayed on a sign by the pavilion.  We have decided to help fund a sidewalk from the pavilion to the restroom AND to purchase more picnic tables to spread around the campground. 

If you would like to help us continue to make improvements in the park, please send a tax-deductible contribution to Friends of Colt Creek State Park or FCCSP to PO Box 2655 Lakeland, FL 33806 or drop it off at the ranger station or give online at the link below.

Warmest regards on behalf of the Friends of Colt Creek State Park Board of Directors,

Paula Dockery, President

Colt Creek State Park

16000 State Road 471

Lakeland, Florida

(863) 815-6761


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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