Astronomy Nights

Astronomy Nights

Peer into the mysteries of the universe. Come see the wonders of space like you’ve never seen them before. Marvel at the sights of the night sky and dare to imagine what is yet to be discovered. Join us for Astronomy Night              Saturday, December 16 2017, 7:00pm (held at the Blue Heron pavilion) All are welcome! Bring your own scope or binoculars or use ours. For more information, contact Cleve at astronaut.cleve@tampabay.rr.com or (863) 682-0348. Come an hour or so early; bring a picnic dinner and join us for some “getting to know you” time. Weather permuting, a solar telescope will be set up a couple of hours before sunset for your viewing pleasure. Park entry fee $4 per...

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The Family Campground is Under Construction!

The Family Campground is Under Construction!

The Family Campground is OPEN!!!! Reservations must be made through Reserve America (https://floridastateparks.reserveamerica.com) or by calling 800-326-3521.  Sites will cost $24.00 per night, and campers may stay for a maximum of 14 days at a time.  ...

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Primitive Equestrian Campground

Primitive Equestrian Campground

The Park’s new primitive equestrian campground opened October 1 2015. The campground has 10 trailer sites available. Fees will be $5 per adult per night and $1 per child per night. Reservations can be made by calling the park at 863-815-6761.  Potable water and a port-o-let is available. This campground is within close proximity of the walk through to the Hampton Tract, that the park and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) collaborated upon to provide additional trail riding opportunities to those equestrian riding at the park. Total trail miles they can ride from the park is now over 30 miles to...

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Colt Creek State Park T-Shirts For Sale

Colt Creek State Park T-Shirts For Sale

If you would like to purchase a Colt Creek T-Shirt, stop by the Ranger’s Station during your next visit to the park.  Or email us at:  ccspfriends@gmail.com    ...

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No lions or tigers, but we do have bears!

No lions or tigers, but we do have bears!

Colt Creek Extra – every once in a while a wildlife photographer ends up in the “right place at the right time.”   Such was the case early one morning in June, at about 7:45 a.m.,  when our own Dave White was driving back from his ride to the interior of the Park and coming up to the Park pavilion. As he approached, he spied a black object moving towards the pavilion coming from the tree line to the left. So, he stopped and snapped a couple of shots before the “bear” went out of sight behind the pavilion. Next, he drove slowly into the parking lot and spied the bear just crossing the walkway to the dock. As the bear saw Dave’s truck, it turned and headed for the trees again as Dave snapped away. This would certainly qualify as the right place at the right...

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