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Colt Creek State Park

 About Colt Creek State Park

The water at Colt Creek, white clouds in the sky.


Bryon Maxwell

Come out and enjoy this wonderful weather. Spring time is upon us and the songbirds are active. As you are out on the trails be sure to pass through our recent burn areas to see the positive difference prescribed fire makes for our flora and fauna. Of course the fishing is always a big hit. Be sure to pick up a brochure when you come into the park and a trail map at the kiosks located at the day use areas, and have a great day exploring the park.

If you are planning a birthday party, family reunion or wedding ceremony for the spring through fall now is the time to reserve the pavilions.

Are you interested in giving back? Did you know that volunteers are a benefit to the Florida Park Service? Also, the newly formed Friends of Colt Creek is looking for members. If you are interested in volunteering or information about the Friend’s group please call Park Services Specialist Tommy Pavao at the park office, or come see us for more information.




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  • Colt Creek State Park is located 16 miles north of Lakeland just south of the Withlacoochee River off of State Road 471.
  • From I-4 take exit 32 and proceed north on U.S. 98 approximately 13 miles, turn right onto State Road 471.
  • From I-75 take exit 301 and proceed east on State Road 50 for approximately 13 miles, turn right onto State Road 471. The entrance to the park is 3.8 miles north of US 98 and 17 miles south of State Road 50.


  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.