Becoming a Friend

Dear Friend:

As many of you probably know, Colt Creek State Park is near and dear to me. Back in 2006 when I was in the Florida Senate and very involved in Natural Resource issues, I strongly encouraged the state to purchase over 5000 acres in the Green Swamp to be managed as the state’s newest park. Purchasing the land, a working cattle ranch owned by the Overstreet Family, was a joint effort involving several state agencies and Polk County. Colt Creek State Park, located on SR 471 is a beautiful, quiet, natural area that offers many recreational opportunities to nearby residents of Polk, Pasco, Sumter and Hillsborough counties.

Recently, we have formed a group called the Friends of Colt Creek State Park (FCCSP). This “Friends” group has applied for our 501c(3) status and hopes to help promote awareness and visitation to the park. To that end, we are currently working toward two goals: to recruit financial and volunteer support and to introduce future park lovers to all that Colt Creek has to offer.


Please become a member of our Friends group. The LINK to membership form shows the various levels of membership. 

Please help us preserve the $55 million investment to acquire this land and open it up to public

access, recreation and enjoyment.Please be as generous as you can.

Thank you in advance for your support of Colt Creek State Park.

Paula Dockery

Friends of Colt Creek

If you prefer to send a check, provide the following information:

Name: _______________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________

City: _________________________ State: ______ Zip: ____________

Email: _______________________________________________________

Phone number: ______________________________________________

Amount enclosed: $_________________

Membership Category: ______________________________________

Are you interested in:

______ Volunteering in the Park

______ Serving on a Committee

Please make checks payable to:

Friends of Colt Creek State Park, Inc. (FCCSP)

Mail to: Paula Dockery • P.O. Box 2646 • Lakeland, FL 33806

(The Friends of Colt Creek State Park, Inc. is a nonprofit 501© 3 organization and tax deductible.)