Sweetwater Rv Park – Zephyrhills, Fl
We had light rain off and on a few times yesterday, but we decided to try and get a hike anyway.
We found a new state park by accident when we went to Lakeland for the luncheon with other bloggers.
So yesterday we headed out to Colt Creek State Park near Lakeland Florida.
Unfortunately it has been in the news lately as one of the parks that may be closed due to budget cuts. It sits on over 5000 acres. There is currently only primitive camping there, but we were told they plan to add campsites, providing their is money in the budget. It seems such a waste since they have already spent a lot of money on the park. It is still under construction, but open to the public.
There are horse trails and a day park which has water troughs for the horses and shelters and tables for the riders.
A nice dock on the lake.
More picnic shelters under construction.
A nice screened in picnic shelter.
Nice hiking trails.
I had to zoom in to see exactly what was moving inside hole.
The park is still under construction and I sure hope Florida will find a way to continue. It will make a nice addition to the Florida State Parks and another campground will be nice.
We got home in time for Al to watch the Super Bowl and I understand he enjoyed it! I stayed in “my room” and watched an episode Dateline of about the climber that got stuck in a rock crevasse and had to amputate his own arm. Tom Brokaw and climber Aron Ralston went back to the scene and went over exactly what he endured, including to when he had to amputate his own arm. It was very interesting. I understand there is a movie about his story that is coming very soon.
It was supposed to rain today, but the sun is out now, so we’re not sure what to do today.