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 thirteen miles of hiking trails and six miles 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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  • Beautiful scenery. Lake Kissimmee is 35,000 acres. A lot of history as well as wildlife. Park is well maintained. Hiking trails and boat access as well as budget friendly camping.  more »
  • This is an excellent place to relax at your camp site as it is very quite and lots of birds and wild life, a place to do your laundry (coin operated), Bathroom and Showers is kept clean and very nice,...  more »
  • we were hoping to walk around or by the lake but the park is not on the lake. It seems to be for boats - docks in the park connect to the lake via canals and rivers.  more »

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