Horseback Riding at Colt Creek

Equestrian Colt Creek

Saddle Up and Ride!

Colt Creek State Park is a popular equestrian destination. Although the park does not rent out or provide horses, visitors are welcome to bring their own for the day and even for camping.

The park offers 15 miles of multi-use trails that take riders and their horses through mesic flatwoods and hydric hammocks, over creeks and streams and past three lakes.

Four horseback riders

Equestrians have plenty of room to park their trailers at the Middle Lake or South Parking Area. Near the Middle Lake parking lot there are bathrooms, water fountains, picnic areas, a mounting block, and water troughs for the horses. The South parking lot is located near the equestrian campground.

  • The park entry fee is $4 per vehicle and there is no additional fee for horses.
  • Park requires proof of a negative Coggins test for each horse. The forms must be signed by a veterinarian, show a picture or drawing of the horse, show a negative test result, and must be from within the past year. Once the Coggins is verified, you are free to enjoy the park.
Horseback riding group riding through a wooded trail

If after a long day of riding you’re still not ready to leave, you may reserve a spot to stay in our equestrian campground. These campsites have water, fire pits, a portalet, and troughs and mounting blocks for horses. Although the sites are primitive, trailers, rigs and RVs are still permitted.

  • The cost for camping is $5 per person per night, and reservations can be made by calling the ranger station at 863-815-6761.