To provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.
Colt Creek State Park is a 5,067 acre piece of land that provides opportunities for hiking, kayaking, camping, fishing, and picnicking. The park opened to the public in 2007 and boasts 15 miles of multi-use trails, 3 lakes, 3 natural flowing creeks, 34 campsites, and primitive equestrian, group, and hike-in camping. Located in the Green Swamp Region in Lakeland, FL the water of Colt Creek flow into 4 major rivers: Hillsborough, Ocklawaha, Peace, and Withlacoochee. The park is also home to a diverse variety of wildlife including American Alligator, Whitetail Deer, Bobcat, Sherman Fox Squirrel, Gopher Tortoise, and over 150 species of birds and 74 species of butterflies.