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Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 130+ 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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  • This park is a hidden gem in the state park system. Each camper space is private and shady. The park is a beautiful eco system of the original piney woods of Florida. We saw so many wild animals, and ...  read more »
  • Wish they had a pool there or something. No cell service. It was very quiet though. Went into the general store and very little in there at all. It was nearly empty. It was a pretty place but I like s...  read more »
  • We love this place camping spots are in the shade private and the bathrooms are big and clean.We woke up to 3 deer walking thru our camping spot 
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