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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  • July 6, 2017
    Nice place to get away from it all and enjoy the outdoors. Nice trails and water was clear the day we went. Would like to kayak there next time.  more »
  • June 25, 2017
    We enjoyed walking around this park. Lots of lake wildlife which we enjoy. Saw 2 alligators, large turtle and several different type birds. Several children were there playing - but please keep away f...  more »
  • June 2, 2017
    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 »

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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.
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