Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland

Directions: Driving Directions

The park is located 16 miles north of Lakeland just south of the Withlacoochee River off of State Road 471. From I-4 take exit # 32 and proceed north on US 98 approximately 13 miles, turn right onto State Road 471. From I-75 take exit # 301 and proceed east on State Road 50 for approximately 13 miles, turn right onto State Road 471. The entrance to the park is 3.8 miles north of US 98 and 17 miles south of State Road 50.

Park Fees
Day Use Entrance Fee: $4.00 per vehicle/up to 8 people and $2.00 per person for individuals who walk or bike in.

Primitive Youth Camp Fee is $5.00 per adult and $1.00 per child per night.(please see our Activities page for more information).

Colt Creek State Park
16000 State Rd 471
Lakeland, Florida 33809
Phone: (863) 815-6761

Trail Information: Lots of miles of WIDE trails.  These are extremely well maintained, extremely wide (6+ feet) trails including sand, woodchips, fields, pine forests, etc.  This is one of Florida's newest parks and not many people know about this gem.  I recommend bringing some gel or bars too, there are so many neat trails to explore, you will not want to head back anytime soon.  This is part of the GREEN SWAMP wildlife management area, which is 600,000 acres.  Need I say more?  Happy Trails! 

Miscellaneous Information: Bring WATER.  Nice clean restrooms at the entrance/parking lot.  I have heard gunshots so check before going during hunting season and wear bright orange.  There is no hunting on State Park property.