It was amazing that the manager, Chris, is able to manage a place when he swears and yells at people all the time. He has no idea how to manage a business much less deal with people. As far as the sites, they are small dirt, old broken cement, sand, or if your by the road- pavement. Some sites have old broken slabs for a patio but most are dirt or uneven concrete blocks. If you have a high RV then watch for low branches. If you are by the roadway you can’t have your awning out per management. The shack they call a clubhouse is just a laundry room with a small table and a few old chairs. The pool is not heated as advertised. Dogs are allowed but beware- they do not spray for bugs. There are many feral cats and poison cane toads and rats. When told of this issue, he told us, if we don’t like it, leave. He tells anyone that questions him that they are causing too much trouble and to just leave. He doesn’t care if you stay or not. There is no attempt at solving customer issues. Save your money and time. There are plenty of parks close by that are cheaper and much better. I gave 1 star simply because I had to.
This campground is very close to major Springs such as weeki watchi, three sisters, and homosassa. There is a boat ramp in the campground where you are able to take a short paddle to a spring head. The campsites themselves are large and shaded by nature trees. This campground is also pet friendly.
Off a very busy road hidden behind a hotel and a restaurant. Very clean and tidy park with RV sites and park models. Huge laundry room and very nice bath houses. Customer service is good. The only downside is that they packed us in like sardines. Extremely narrow sites. Lots of smokers so we had to keep our windows closed most of the time. Overall it was okay. We’d stay again if we didn’t have another option.
Immaculate grounds, clean and modern bath houses, three laundry rooms. Very dog friendly with doggy bag stations and dog parks. Right on the bayou with a kayak launch and docks for fishing and relaxing. We like it so much that we made it our home base for our travels.
Wow… a few miles from home and one I will visit often! This lovely county run park you will find at the end of a 15 min drive down a back country road. There is so much to see and do here. The campsites are well shaded. (unless grounds were full when you reserved and you took option to camp in adjoining astronomy field). I would have rated a 5+ except that there is only 1 small bathhouse in campground. There are other bathrooms on property though. Staff on phone are not overly friendly - but do not let that dissuade you from booking a spot here!
There are multiple tent camping sites dispersed on property and 1 primitive site that you have to hike into. The group site is very popular with local scouts! The RV/Tent sites are roomy and not too close together - but not very private either. There is a dump station onsite
Next to campground you will find a historic church, a large and small cabin available for rent, 2 playgrounds, shelters, large pavilion with grill/fire pit, fishing dock, canoe launch, paved bike trail hiking trails and an observation tower. On new moon nights the local astronomy club uses neighboring field to gaze at the stars. This place is quiet and dark at night!
Wildlife did not seem to be a problem at camp (but we are very careful with trash). There are lots of birds, deer and fishing was good on the river.
You might have to compete with us for a reservation here - we will be back!
Campground has everything. Tiki bar, breakfast, events, boating, pool, playground, golf carts. They pack them in but it’s nice. Some people live there also and you can rent cabins. We bring the golf cart and usually visit our friends that go there also. Homosassa area is very nice. The Wildlife Park is a must see!
Long sites mostly waterfront. A dog friendly section and a no dog area. A nice little store. The park includes access to miles of beaches, a top 10 in the USA dog park, a dog beach, free fishing piers. Bicycle, hiking and exercise trails. A washer and dryer at every restroom. A playground. This park has it all. Every Friday they release 10% of their sites for the next week. It is a very popular park for good reason. There are low branches to watch for and some curbs that are a parking nuisance.
It's a long campground easy to get turned around in. Most of the occupied spaces are filled with full timers. There are activities, a marina, a fenced dog park and a pool. The pull thru sites they direct the short timers to are the smallest sites we've ever used. You cannot stay hitched because your RV will take All of the room. There is a small cement patio and table. I mean really small. The remainder of your spot will be needed for your vehicle. There are flowers and lots of trees and I think a real effort has been made to make the park attractive. I won't return simply because I like to sit out with my dogs not up against our bumper. The Wifi was usable most of the time. The water pressure is very poor.
- Hard to say "new" as this site has been open over 2 years - but no-one knows about it but the scouts! Absolutely beautiful, clean, well shaded, natural campsites. Prices start at $5 per person per night. There is limited parking available near sites. Well water and bathrooms onsite. Many fire pits with grills, picnic tables with lantern hangers, night security lighting. Hammock Campsite accommodating up to 5 hammocks. Iron Ranger available for walk up campers as this camp is also just of the Florida Trail near Deer Run.
Great a hiking nearby at Perry Oldenburg, Big Pine and Chinsegut Conservation Center. Nearby McKethan Lake great for fishing and boating as well.
Reservations must be made in advance with Division of Florida Forestry. We will be using this camp much more in the future!
Access primitive camp from the Tucker Hill Day Use Area located on the Hernando County side of the Croom Tract on Croom Road. or hike in from trails. If parking in gated day use area there are fees - but parking in street side lot on side that accesses campsite there will be no fee.. You can hike all day and walk the 1/2 mile to car to get camping gear so you don't have to carry a heavy pack all day. Primitive site is located just off the A loop and you can get in some wonderful hiking here! Sites are dispersed and some have fire rings - sites that do not please be respectful and burn only where fires have been before. Not far off trail at all so you may see persons hiking pass. You can hear some vehicle traffic at night due to close proximity to road -but not a well traveled road. Camp hosts have been friendly and there are full bathroom facilities in day use parking area.
- A Loop* is 7.39 miles.
- B Loop is 8.97 miles.
- C Loop is 8.09 miles.
We arrived to check in only to fine we were to get the last remaining campsite available. After checking in we drove to our campsite. The campsites are large and well spaced. With a lot of room in between them. A gravel back in drive area that contained a fire pit a grill, electric and water. A short walk to the bathrooms that were well laid out, large and exceptionally clean. After dinner we walked the camp road and enjoyed the night sky. Every star was out and clearly visible. Withe night turning cool and the skeeters emerging we headed into our cozy van camper to read and sleep the night away.
I was up early to see the rain clouds forming, the air was chilled and the liquid sunshine was starting to drip. Quickly making the coffee and tea on the Coleman camp stove proved to be a good decision. Packing up and taking down the pop-up shade awning went smoothly and we ate our breakfast in the van.
Time to explore the whole camp. The Youth camp are was beautiful and large. The Equestrian camp area was well laid out and well kept. On to a very large screened room with toilet facilities at the fishing and boating area. The ramp for putting in your kayak or canoe was great and the dock area was a joy to be on and use.
Colt Creek State Park - 16000 State Road 471 - Lakeland, FL - 33809 (863)815-6761
Very nice walk to everything beach is a good hike really need to drive or ride bikes. No sewer but pump out small store with necessities bike rental are also available. Campfires but must have a pit we stay here alot
They where still renovating but people where very nice. Pool was good and the area around pool with tv and chairs nice gathering spot . Big area for dogs it seemed. We don’t have one but area looked nice . We will return
The people who own park models in this park are great! We were here for four mknthes and made many friends.
the office staff and park manager are the worst examples of customer service I have ever encountered. During the four month stay never once in the many office visits was I greeted kindly. Never once!
when we arrived later in the day we were bearded through the process and not informed that if we paid upfront we could save money horrible service….many of the wonderful people we met not only agree but call the office staff mean names…
so sad such a wonderful stay was marred by such horrible customer service!