Trip Planner:   USA  /  Florida  /  Central Florida  /  Lake Wales  /  Nature  /  Lake Kissimmee State Park

Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales

4.2
#4 of 19 in Things to do in Lake Wales
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 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.
Make Lake Kissimmee State Park a centerpiece of your Lake Wales vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lake Wales vacation generator.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Lake Kissimmee State Park
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
159 reviews
  • This state park is one to check out. They have places to launch your boat, kayaks, and canoes. They do offer Segway tours too. Some times of the year the Cow Camp is open it is very informative and th...  more »
  • Lake Kissimmee State Park is a secluded wildlife haven. If you stop and listen and watch, you will certainly see something, whether is be a deer, scarlet tanager, or hairy woodpecker. The various hiki...  more »
  • This is a really nice well kept State Park. We (actually our children & grand children) spent a long weekend there over Easter. We spent the nights in a motel (camping is too much for us old people). ...  more »

Plan your trip to Lake Wales

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Lake Wales

From river resorts with a wacky vibe to elegant bed and breakfasts, Lake Wales has an assortment of lodging options. Along the road from Winter Haven to Lake Wales are many large hotel chains that service both towns. Many of these offer last-minute accommodations to travelers along the road.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Lake Wales by other users

3 days in Lake Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Central Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Lake Wales & Bradenton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Lake Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Central Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Lake Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Winter Haven, Lake Wales & Kissimmee BY A USER FROM CANADA July, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Lake Wales, Winter Haven & Ocala BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Lake Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Lake Wales & Kissimmee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans