Experience a slice of true Florida terrain at Colt Creek State Park -- complete with wild alligators! The forests are made of longleaf pine and cypress trees and offer ample space for all kinds of outdoor fun. The state park strives to bring people closer to nature with planned programs and multiple ways to experience your stay.
Colt Creek's campground is made up of 30 different campsites, some of which can accommodate wheelchairs and large camping rigs. All of these lots provide electric hookups and allow pooches to stay along with their people. There are campfire circles, picnic pavilions, and an interpretive center for patrons to experience during their visit. You'll also find a dump station on-site along with trash pick-up and a recycling center to handle your sanitation needs.
Park permits to the area cost $4 per vehicle in addition to camping fees. All of the sites are priced at $24 a night with an extra charge of $6.70 if you'd like to reserve ahead of time.
While here, there are all kinds of activities that you can partake in to fill your days with adventure. The many lakes in the park make for excellent canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, but be on the lookout for 'gators when you're near the water! Colt Creek boasts 15 miles of trails -- perfect for taking your pupper out for a walk on. Geocaching is also a big draw here, so see how you fare at this modern version of a treasure hunt.
Canine campers are welcome in almost all Florida state parks, so pack up Fido and head for the good times. All the park asks is that you keep your woofer leashed at all times and never leave them unattended. While walking your pooch, be on the lookout for large reptiles and do not allow your pet to run free in the bushes -- it could cost them their life! As always, do your part to keep these places beautiful by cleaning up all dog waste during your visit and disposing of it correctly.
If you have your eyes set on an authentic visit to the wetlands of Florida, Colt Creek State Park will deliver!