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Lake Kissimmee State Park

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

This was a gorgeous State Park. Located 15 miles east of Lake Wales. Or, 45 miles from Yeehaw Junction. Clean Restrooms and Showers. The camp spots are very secluded and so shady that it was wonderful. Lots of big squirrels, deer and a turkey is what I saw myself this week. From the entrance to the campground is 3.4 miles. Nice ride to appreciate the land. The park was 3 hours from home and worth the mileage. I wish I lived closer because I would hang out here all the time.

The store is only open on weekends.

This area of Florida was used during the Civil War for raising cattle. In 1969, the State of Florida purchased 5,030 acres of land from the William Zipperer estate for use as a state park. In 1997, the state purchased an additional 900 acres.

A little Trail magic at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Four trails, totaling about 15 miles.

This is the Observation Tower to view Lake Kissimmee. They do have a Marina. The Upper Kissimmee Chain of lakes include Lake Kissimmee, Lake Rosalie and Tiger Lake.

On weekends only they do living-history demonstrations of an 1876-era cow camp. They also offer boating, kayaking, canoeing and fishing.

I brought my tent with me but decided to camp in the car because 1) the weather was gorgeous for sleeping at night and 2) Bobcat and Bear sightings.

The park has 60 camp spots all with Water & Electric. Perfection from all of the Camp Hosts and Maintenance crews. This billboard is looking outside the campground entrance.

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