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Lake Kissimmee State Park
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Lake Kissimmee State Park
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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - 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.


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Filed By: Jackie
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Love your website! When ever I get out to Fl state, I am going to visit this lovely State Park! Thank you for the information!

Filed By: 'THE WARRENS' (WINTER HAEN, FL)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: TAKE A DRIVE THRU THE PARK AROUND SUNUP OR SUNDOWN TO SEE THE MOST ANIMAL ACTIVITY. WILD TURKEY, DEER, SQUIRLS, AND ARMADILLO WALK UNAFRAID THRU THE PARK. WONDERFUL FOR PHOTO TAKING ! ALSO GO TO THE FISHING DOCKS TO SAFELY SEE ALLIGATOR SWIMMING AND HUNTING. THIS PARK IS GREAT FOR A DAY TRIP OR MULTIPLE DAY CAMPING. CAMP SITES ARE LARGE, HAVE ELEC. AND WATER, FLUSH TOILETS, CLEAN RESTROOMS AND HOT SHOWERS. THIS IS OUR FAMILIES FAVORITE SPOT.HOPE YOU ENJOY ON OF FLORIDAS BEST.


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Contact Information:
Lake Kissimmee State Park, 14248 Camp Mack Road , Lake Wales, FL, 33853, Phone: 941-696-1112

Additional Information:
Central Florida - Central Florida was once the cattle and citrus farming capitol of Florida. Today, it is well known for its high-tech theme parks. However, outdoor enthusiasts need not search far to find an extensive list of natural attractions.
Florida Lakes, Rivers & Springs - The lakes, rivers and springs in Florida range from huge fresh water lakes to spring-fed serpentine rivers to year-round naturally warm swimming holes.

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Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com
Florida Division of Recreation & Parks - Official agency website.

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