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Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales

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State 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 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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  • Super fun kayaking with the ranger. We saw gators and two water moccasins. Awesome day. Six of us were in single kayaks and we all had a blast. Highly recommend this activity.  more »
  • We came for a March weekend and had a great time. The weather helped, and we slept without the rain cover on and enjoyed a great look at the stars at night. Mosquitos weren't too bad the first night, ...  more »
  • This is our second visit to Lake Kissimmee State Park the place is so quiet and peaceful and you can really relax here.  more »