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Upcoming events

    • 4 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Bring your own horse to the mounted Veterans Day Scavenger hunt! Ride a 6- mile course to find Veteran-related fun facts and symbols; claim your prize at the end. Those with small kids can opt for a 3 mile route. FREE with park entry, and includes a hot dog lunch. Gift bags for the first 80 to finish; grand prizes for those who win. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/207456747717 

    • 5 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Learn about pinecones and their role in the environment. After the program talk, create a pinecone craft with a Ranger. Program is FREE, call to reserve: 863-815-6761.

    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    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.

    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • 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. Poles and bait are provided. Bug spray, sunscreen, and closed toed shoes are recommended. Learn more and RSVP by calling: (863)815-6761. Event is free with park fee.

    • 18 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Come enjoy a cup of cocoa with Candy the corn snake and learn about the many other native species that call Florida their home. Program is FREE, call to reserve: 863-815-6761.

    • 18 Dec 2021
    • 6:15 PM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Meet at Mac Lake for a Ranger-guided hike during the full moon. Bring a flashlight (flashlights will not be provided) as we explore the park in the dark. The hike will be about 2 miles long and will last about 1.5 hours. Reservations are required and space is limited, please call (863)815-6761 to reserve your spot. Please arrive early as the park entrance gates will close 15 minutes before the program starts. Program is free with regular park admission.

    • 19 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Try your hand at paddling on Colt Creek State Park’s beautiful Mac Lake with a ranger. The paddle will last about 30-40 min. Reservations are required as space and boats are limited, please call (863)815-6761 to reserve your spot. It is recommended that you bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug repellent, and wear closed-toed shoes. If you have your own Canoe or Kayak, it is recommended that you bring it. Program is free with regular park admission.

    • 21 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Start your day off right at your favorite State Park, Colt Creek State Park.

    Join us for a free yoga session by the lake. Yoga helps to reduce back pain, stress, and arthritis symptoms while increasing mood, heart health, strength, balance, and flexibility. The program will take place next to beautiful Mac Lake in a screened in pavilion with overhead fans. Please bring your own yoga mat and water. All experience levels are welcome. Program is free with park entry free. Call the park at (863)815-6761 to reserve your spot!


    • 22 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Try your hand at paddling on Colt Creek State Park’s beautiful Mac Lake with a ranger. The paddle will last about 30-40 min. Reservations are required as space and boats are limited, please call (863)815-6761 to reserve your spot. It is recommended that you bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug repellent, and wear closed-toed shoes. If you have your own Canoe or Kayak, it is recommended that you bring it. Program is free with regular park admission.

    • 29 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 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!

    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • Colt Creek State Park

    Please come to meet the Friends of Colt Creek Board members at the Blue Heron Pavilion. Discover their plans and goals for 2022. Lunch provided. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/.../friends-of-colt-creek..

Past events

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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