Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales

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Lake Kissimmee State Park is a 5,930-acre Florida State Park located on State Road 60, 15mi east of Lake Wales. It contains floodplain, forest, prairie, hammock, flatwoods and Lakes Kissimmee, Tiger, and Rosalie. The park is home to 50 species of plants and animals that are either threatened, of special concern or endangered.
Activities include boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing as well as camping, hiking, horseback riding, and nature viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are two hundred species of birds, including the bald eagle, snail kite and whooping crane. Other animals are bobcat, grey fox and wild turkey, as well as white-tailed deer, sandhill crane, fox squirrel and otter. Amenities include 13mi of hiking trails and 6mi of horse trails and fishing docks. The park's sixty full facility campsites are located in an oak hammock. There are two primitive campsites and a youth camping area. More than 30,000 acres of lakes are accessible from the park. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round. The cow camp is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
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  • Turkeys, deer, hog, gopher tortoises, rabbits, birds, alligators, armodillas ...The cow camp was open 4th of July, which is a living history exhibit. The ranger did a fantastic job storytelling about ...  more »
  • Lake Kissimmee State Park is the best in Florida. The wildlife is beautiful and abundant. The facilities are clean. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Take the whole family. Be sure to visit the ...  more »
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  • Loved it. The trails are clearly marked and well kept. The lady at the front gate was very nice and knowledgeable. I knew right off we were in a good place. For once the map was pretty accurate.
  • A beautiful and interesting Florida state park located in Lake Wales, FL. Large crushed shell sites were very level. Gorgeous live oak trees draped with moss gives an exotic feel to the campground. Clean, modern bathhouse. My favorite part was the Cow Camp, an historically accurate pioneer camp with an interpretive guide on weekends. A must see. This is a large, paved park so bring your bikes and golf carts. Its no actually on Lake Kissimmee so check for public boat launches.

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