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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Welcome to Colt Creek State Park!

Welcome to Colt Creek State Park!

Colt Creek State Park was purchased from the Overstreet Family in May of 2006. This 5,067 acre park nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area and named after one of the tributaries that flows through the property was opened to the public on January 20, 2007. For over 60 years this property was managed as a cattle ranch by the Overstreets. Past activities on the land included beef cattle production, lime rock mining, timber harvesting and turpentining. Comprised mainly of pine flatwoods, cypress domes and open pasture land, this piece of natural Florida wilderness is home to many animal species including the American bald eagle, sherman’s fox squirrel, gopher tortoise, white-tailed deer, wild turkey and bobcat. The park offers numerous recreational opportunities including hiking, horseback riding (with your own horse), biking, picnicking and nature study. Two picnic areas with a total of four pavilions, two restrooms and a fishing/observation dock are available. Three of the pavilions are available for rental. Freshwater Fishing is also a popular activity. Visitors can fish either from the bank or a small boat such as a canoe, kayak or Jon boat. Gas powered motors are not permitted however electric trolling motors are. For overnight enthusiasts, both a primitive backpack camp and a primitive youth camp are...

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Wildlife

Wildlife

WILDLIFE VIEWING Photo by David White – Located within the boundaries of the Green Swamp, the park has become a popular wildlife viewing area. Species such as black bear, white-tail deer, bobcat, turkey, fox squirrel, raccoon, opossum and alligator make their home in the park and can sometimes be seen during the daylight hours. Please remember that it is not only against the law to feed wildlife in the park it is also unhealthy for...

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Camping

Camping

Photo by David White –  CAMPING, PRIMITIVE Two primitive camps are located at different locations along the orange trail. These camps are only accessible by foot, horseback or mountain bike. They are pack in/pack out tent camps and do not have water, electricity or restrooms. The nearest camp is three miles from the parking area where your vehicle will be left. Reservations must be made in advance and primitive camping fees apply. CAMPING, YOUTH Three primitive youth camp sites are available for organized youth groups. Each site accommodates up to 20 people. The camp is nestled in an oak hammock with a fair amount of shade. The sites are designed for tents and one small supply trailer per group. Pets other than service animals are not permitted. The primitive camp has no running water or electricity. Each site offers two picnic tables, lantern holders and a campfire ring with benches. Campsites share one portable toilet. One adult chaperone 21 years of age or older is required per 10 children. Reservations are required and can be made up to 11 months in advance by calling the park at (863)...

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Pavilions

Pavilions

 Photo by David White — Four picnic pavilions can be found throughout the park. Three of the pavilions are available for rental but any of them can be used first come first served when not rented. The pavilions are different sizes and depending on size are equipped with 4 to 18 picnic tables and accommodate 24 to 108 people. They are perfect for picnics, family reunions, meetings and all types of get-togethers. Each pavilion is equipped with a charcoal grill for cooking in the great outdoors. WEDDINGS     The park can be the perfect location for your wedding. If you are considering using the park for your special occasion please give us a call and we can discuss all the possibilities to make your special day a day you will remember for a lifetime. FAMILY REUNIONS From small families to large and anywhere in between we have the perfect setting for your next family reunion. The three pavilions located at Mac Lake picnic area can accommodate from 40 to 108 people. The Mac Lake pavilion is the largest. It is screened in and has a restroom attached to it. Perfectly situated across from the fishing dock and within 200 feet from the Mac Lake Nature Trail this pavilion is a crowd pleaser. Two smaller pavilions also located in that area are perfect for smaller reunions, parties and get-togethers. All three can be rented and reserved in advance by calling the park office. If not rented they are available on a first come first served...

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Fishing

Fishing

  Photo by David White — Freshwater bank fishing is available at three different lakes in the park and a fishing dock is available at the Mac Lake Picnic area. The lakes range in size from 2 – 25 acres and vary in depth from 12 – 50 feet. The lakes were dug in the 1990s as part of a lime rock mining operation. Freshwater species such as largemouth bass, bluegill, bream, shell cracker and catfish can be caught. Largemouth bass must be released unharmed but anglers are permitted to keep up to six catfish and 12 pan fish (bluegill, bream, shell cracker) per person per day. Canoes, kayaks and small jon boats can be carried down to the water and hand launched. Gas powered motors are not-permitted but electric trolling motors can be used.  A fishing license may be...

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