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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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  • We visited with family on 1/15/2017. We had a large group, which was accommodated by a picnic pavilion. The bathrooms were very clean. The scenery makes for beautiful back drops for pictures. The view...  more »
  • Great access and easy paddling into Lake Kissimmee from the State Park. No bass caught on this trip but that's fishing. There is also fishing from the shore along the channel leading into the lake wit...  more »
  • First camping trip to Lake Kissimmee State Park, visited Park New Years Weekend 2017 (12/30/2016-1/2/2017), campground was full but very peaceful with huge sites and large natural breaks between camps...  more »