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Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales

(4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We spent much of the morning canoeing in the Zipprer canal in the park. It was very quiet and we saw lots of birds. The observation tower near Lake Kissimmee was cool too.  more »
  • Four nights secured here @ Lake Kissimmee State Pk. campground. There are TWO loops, each with 30 well defined campsites. Paved roadways branch off to 'shell' surfaced sites. Most sites are amongst he...  more »
  • There are a lot of hiking trails, also a small marina, and fishing at the marina. Also a 3 story observation deck with the lake being pretty far away. A little park area for kids to play.  more »