Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales

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State Park · Nature / Park
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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  • This is our favorite state park with so many trails and so much wildlife to see. When checking in for a 2 night camping stay I mentioned how much we missed rinding Segways here and the ranger said...  more »
  • This place is beautiful! We are so glad they added a Segway tour to their activities. I’ve done a Segway tour before and now I look for them every where I go! It’s a different way to explore and you.....  more »
  • Nice park park, well kept trails and lake access. The park area has a nice playground, gazebos, and a lookout tower. The primitive campsites are great they have picnic tables, fire rings and plenty of area flat area to put your tent. Call ahead to book the primitive sites and make sure to check in and out at the ranger station.
  • Such a wonderful campground! Private, clean. The bathrooms are so clean. Very old world Florida. If you have kids, there is a play ground and plenty of paths to ride your bike on or walk along. Very friendly staff. You'd be very happy camping here in a tent or RV.

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