Description - Rich in history, Lake Kissimmee was a prominent site during the Seminole War and the Civil War and served as an important early American industrial site. Today, visitors can enjoy the 5,930-acre park through many recreational activities. A living history farm, open weekends and holidays, is a favorite for individuals of all ages. The park has always harbored a large number of plant and animal species and even today the park boasts 50 species of plants and animals that are either threatened or endangered.
Copyright: Florida Division of Recreation & Parks
Lake Kissimmee State Park
- Nestled between three large lakes, one being Florida's third largest lake, the park is a favorite recreation destination especially with anglers. Lake Kissimmee has been known for years as the host-site for many large fishing tournaments. In addition, nature lovers of all kinds flock to Lake Kissimmee State Park. Photographers, bird-watchers, hikers and others find relaxing easy amid the pine flatwoods and floodplain prairies.
Recreation - Lake Kissimmee State Park is a quiet destination that offers a variety of recreations including mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, boating, canoeing, picnicking, nature photography, bird-watching, camping, and more.
Climate - Florida experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. Summer Fahrenheit temperatures average in the mid to high 80's (28 - 29 Celsius). Winters are mild and dry with temperatures averaging 58 - 64 degrees Fahrenheit (14 - 18 Celsius). Precipitation for the central area averages anywhere from 56 inches to less than 52 inches per year. The region offers a great warm escape for outdoor recreation during the cold northern months. August and September are peak months of the hurricane season that lasts from June 1 through November 30.
Lake Kissimmee State Park is located 20 miles east of the town Lakes Wales. The park is nestled between three large bodies of water: Lake Kissimmee, Tiger Lake, and Lake Rosalie.