Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee

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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is a Florida state park, located approximately 25 miles north of Okeechobee, off US 441.Admission and hoursAdmission Fee: $4.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.Camping Fees: (does not include taxes): $16.00 Standard Campsite per night 50% Senior/Disabled discount per night $5.00 per Adult Primitive Campsite $1.00 per Child Primitive CampsiteEquestrian Fees: $7.00 per day per individual equestrian. $15.00 per day per Family Equestrians, 8 people maximum.
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  • Went camping here for a girls weekend and had a blast! We stayed in the equestrian camp area next to Michelle (who is AWESOME!). We met most of the volunteers who are all wonderful! The park facilitie...  more »
  • This park located near Okeechebee serves as protection for the fauna and flora in this area
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  • Equestrian sites were large. Was a Quiet campground when we stayed. Saw the following... Flock of over 30 Turkey, couple dozen deer, & many herons. One night at campfire we heard what sounded like a d...  more »
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  • I went camping here in November to see the sky with minimal light pollution. We reserved one of the astronomy pads and the view was breathtaking. It was an awesome experience. My only real complaint here is that it took us some time to figure out where the astronomy pads actually are. We arrived after hours and the maps that were available didn't actually label the astronomy pads. Other than that, it was a really cool experience and I definitely recommend this place if you want to be close to nature.
  • We went here to see the Milky Way, and it was amazing. We initially booked a specific camping pad for watching the stars, but one of the volunteers was very helpful and offered to move us to another area he recommended. We didn't use the showers, but everyone else said they were very nice. The bathrooms were very clean. All of the staff was very friendly. Being in the middle of nowhere was amazing. We will be back here to camp again.
  • What a great park. Always get great nature photographs.
  • Come for the peace, quiet, and tranquility or the beautiful landscape for equestrian riding, either reason will not leave you lacking.
  • This place is so far from light pollution! So dark and amazing. Definitely recommend visiting here for anyone who likes stargazing. There are plenty of animals out and about as well. A small family of bunnies lives right next to the astronomy pad and are absolutely adorable!

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