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Upcoming events

    • 21 May 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Especially for our equestrians! Registration is mandatory but the event is free after park admission. Call: (863) 815-6761

    Limited to the first 50 registered riders. We will try to maintain about a 3mph speed, which will mean that faster horses may need to slow down a bit, and slower horses may need to be urged to go faster.

    You must bring your own horse and show proof of negative Coggins test.

    Trail Boss: Volunteer Del Jones

    Trail length: 7 miles

    Estimated time: 2.5 hours

    Arrive at 6:30pm, and park at the South Parking Area. There will be a safety briefing (mandatory) at 7:20; the ride starts promptly at 7:30pm.

    Registration is FREE but mandatory: call (863) 815-6761


    • 22 May 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Learn about the endangered species (animal, plant, insect and bird) who call Colt Creek home. Free with park admission; please call 863-815-6761 to make your reservation.

    • 28 May 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Come learn about Astronomy with our special guests from the Imperial Polk Astronomical Society. Following the program, look through some of their telescopes and peer into space! This program is “out of this world!” The presentation last about 45-60 minutes. Reservations are required, please call (863)815-6761 to reserve your spot. It is recommended that you bring water, bug repellent, and wear closed-toed shoes. Program is free with regular park admission.


    • 29 May 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Join us at Colt Creek State Park and learn about fishing! Fishing is a great recreational pastime for ALL ages. Learn some tips and tricks like knot tying, casting, and freshwater fish identification with a Ranger and get “hooked” on fishing. Bug spray, sunscreen, and closed toed shoes are recommended. Learn more and RSVP by calling: (863)815-6761. Event is free with park admission.

    • 4 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Join Volunteer Hank and Ranger Mark and learn about Florida’s geology and Fossils! Learn about the animals that once called Florida their home. Come and see a great collection of fossilized teeth of mastodons, megalodons, mammoths and more! Program is FREE, call to reserve: 863-815-6761.

    • 5 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Join us for a ranger-guided 2-mile hike and discover the beauty of Colt Creek State Park! Water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and closed-toed shoes are recommended. The hike is expected to last 1-1.5 hours. Program is free with park entry free. Call the park at (863)815-6761 to reserve your spot!

     

Past events

15 May 2022 Ranger-Guided Full Moon Hike
14 May 2022 "Tunes by the Lake"
1 May 2022 Learn About Owls
30 Apr 2022 2-Mile Guided Hike
24 Apr 2022 Celebrate Earth Day at the park
23 Apr 2022 2-Mile Guided Hike
17 Apr 2022 2-Mile Guided Hike
16 Apr 2022 Ranger-Guided Full Moon Hike
10 Apr 2022 Ranger-led--"Intro to Fishing"
9 Apr 2022 Learn about Gopher Tortoises
27 Mar 2022 Ranger-led--"Intro to Fishing"
26 Mar 2022 2-Mile Guided Hike
20 Mar 2022 Friends of Colt Creek Annual meeting
20 Mar 2022 Ranger-Guided: First Day of Spring Hike
19 Mar 2022 Guided Moonlit Trail Ride
18 Mar 2022 Ranger-Guided Full Moon Hike
13 Mar 2022 Ranger-led--"Intro to Fishing"
12 Mar 2022 Learn about Gopher Tortoises
6 Mar 2022 Learn About Owls
5 Mar 2022 2-Mile Guided Hike
27 Feb 2022 Intro to Fishing (Ranger-led)
26 Feb 2022 Snake program
20 Feb 2022 2-Mile Ranger Guided Hike
19 Feb 2022 Intro to Fishing (Ranger-led)
16 Feb 2022 Ranger-Guided Full Moon Hike *Arrive early as gates close at 6:15pm*
13 Feb 2022 2-Mile Ranger Guided Hike
12 Feb 2022 Geology & Fossils of Florida
6 Feb 2022 Ranger Program: Owls
5 Feb 2022 Astronomy Night: Astrophotography
30 Jan 2022 2-Mile Ranger Guided Hike
29 Jan 2022 CANCELLED! Friends of Colt Creek Annual Public Meeting
29 Jan 2022 Gopher Tortoises: Ranger Talk & Short Hike
23 Jan 2022 Intro to Fishing, with a Ranger
22 Jan 2022 Cocoa with Candy! Snake Program
17 Jan 2022 Ranger-Guided Full Moon Hike: **Arrive Early**
16 Jan 2022 2-Mile Ranger Guided Hike
15 Jan 2022 Intro to Fishing, with a Ranger
9 Jan 2022 2-Mile Ranger Guided Hike
8 Jan 2022 Adaptive Outdoors at Colt Creek State Park
2 Jan 2022 Ranger Talk: Owls
1 Jan 2022 First Day Hikes
29 Dec 2021 2-Mile Guided Hike
22 Dec 2021 Paddle with a Ranger
21 Dec 2021 Yoga in the park
19 Dec 2021 Paddle with a Ranger
18 Dec 2021 Full Moon Hike *Arrive Early, Gates Close at 6*
18 Dec 2021 Hot Cocoa with Candy--Snake Program
12 Dec 2021 Intro to Fishing
11 Dec 2021 Florida Fossils and Geology
5 Dec 2021 Pinecone Program and Craft with a Ranger
4 Dec 2021 Equestrian Mounted Scavenger Hunt
30 Nov 2021 Full Moon Hike
28 Nov 2021 Turkey Talk
27 Nov 2021 "Snakesgiving:" Snake Program
26 Nov 2021 Turkey Trek- #OptOutside Day
21 Nov 2021 Paddle with a Ranger
21 Nov 2021 Yoga in the Park
20 Nov 2021 "Colt 45" Race
14 Nov 2021 Owl Program
13 Nov 2021 Paddle with a Ranger
7 Nov 2021 Intro to Fishing
6 Nov 2021 Veterans Day Mounted Scavenger Hunt
31 Oct 2021 Ranger Talk: Skulls, Tracks & Scat
30 Oct 2021 National Candy Corn Day--Snake Program
23 Oct 2021 Ranger Walk & Talk: Spiders and Webs
23 Oct 2021 Equestrian Campground Pavilion Grand Opening
20 Oct 2021 Full Moon Hike
17 Oct 2021 Introduction to Fishing
16 Oct 2021 Intro to Nature Photography
16 Oct 2021 Paddle with a Ranger
16 Oct 2021 Yoga in the Park
10 Oct 2021 Paddle with a Ranger
9 Oct 2021 Astronomy Night
9 Oct 2021 Ranger Talk: Southern Fox Squirrels
8 Oct 2021 Bat Night
8 Oct 2021 Paddle with a Ranger
3 Oct 2021 Ranger Talk: Owls
2 Oct 2021 Ranger Walk & Talk: Wildflowers
19 Dec 2020 Butterfly Garden Workday
27 Nov 2020 Butterfly Garden Workday
27 Nov 2020 Turkey Trek
16 May 2020 Florida State Parks 85th Anniversary Celebration!
8 Apr 2020 Full Moon Hike
7 Apr 2020 Full Moon Hike
3 Apr 2020 Sunset Hike
29 Mar 2020 Get to Know Colt Creek
21 Mar 2020 Scats and Tracks
21 Mar 2020 Butterfly garden work party
20 Mar 2020 Spring Hike
15 Mar 2020 Become a Junior Ranger!
14 Mar 2020 BARK Ranger Scavenger Hunt
9 Mar 2020 Full Moon Hike
1 Jan 2020 First Day Hike
27 Dec 2019 Sunset hike
23 Dec 2019 Tram Tour
21 Dec 2019 Birding program
14 Dec 2019 Tram Tour
12 Dec 2019 Full Moon Hike
11 Dec 2019 Full Moon Hike
7 Dec 2019 Happy PAWlidays!
30 Nov 2019 Campfire Program: Native American Heritage Month
30 Nov 2019 Introduction to Primitive Camping
29 Nov 2019 Sunset Hike
29 Nov 2019 Black Friday Turkey Trek
27 Nov 2019 Snakes!
23 Nov 2019 Sunrise Hike
16 Nov 2019 Tram Tour
13 Nov 2019 Beaver Moon - Full Moon Hike
12 Nov 2019 Beaver Moon - Full Moon Hike
9 Nov 2019 Equestrian Family Fun Ride & Scavenger Hunt



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