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Colt Creek Lakeland

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Colt Creek
16000 State Rd 471
Lakeland
FL
33809
Tel: (863) 815-6761

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The park is located 16 miles north of Lakeland just south of the Withlacoochee River off of State Road 471

Where are we going today?

This 5067 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 Overstreet family. Past activities on the land also included lime rock mining, timber harvesting, citrus production and turpentining. Comprised mainly of Pine Flatwoods, Cypress Domes and open pasture land, this piece of still pristine wilderness is home to many animal species including the American Bald Eagle, Sherman's Fox Squirrel, Gopher Tortoise, White-Tail Deer, Wild Turkey and Bobcat. The park is currently equipped with a lime rock entrance road, grass parking area, wheel chair accessible restroom, informational kiosk, picnic pavilion and several picnic tables and grills. Visitors are invited to fish, picnic, and hike or ride their horses on over 12 miles of trails and enjoy nature study at its finest. Be sure to check out our activities page for more information.
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    We come back almost every weekend with the dogs. They LOVE this park as much as we do! Beautiful wilderness and wildlife!

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    If you are a wildlife photographer, this is a great place to photograph the Pileated Woodpecker. Go right before dawn, and they are everywhere on the trees

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    Best fishing around

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