Lake Kissimmee State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 60
About: Florida's cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida "cow hunters" in an 1876-era cow camp. White-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and bobcats have been seen in the park, located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger, and Rosalie. Visitors enjoy boating, canoeing, and fishing in the picturesque lakes. Nature students can hike over 13 miles of trails to observe and study the abundant plant and animal life. Six miles of trails are open to equestrians. A large, shaded picnic area with pavilions is available. The park has full-facility campsites, as well as a primitive camping facility. The youth camping area can accommodate up to 50 people. The dark skies make stargazing a popular nighttime activity for campers. Located off State Road 60 15 miles east of Lake Wales.
Sixty campsites are available with electric and water hookups. A dump station is located nearby. The oak hammock in which the camping area is located provides shade and a natural buffer for a little seclusion. Park amenities include a boat ramp and marina as well as trails, a playground and an observation tower providing a view of Lake Kissimmee. Well behaved pets are welcome in the campground.
Florida’s cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida cow hunters in an 1870s cow camp, open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sunday and holidays (except Christmas) from October 1 through May 1.
Maximum RV length = 45 ft.
Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica.
For those who prefer primitive camping, two campsites are located on the 13 miles of hiking trails within the park. Everything must be backpacked in, including water. Each site includes two picnic tables and two ground grills. No facilities are available at either campsite. The sites are available for individuals or groups, with a maximum of 12 persons per site. At least one of the camping party must be 18 years of age or older. Campers must arrive at the park at least three hours before sunset. Pets are prohibited in the primitive campsites. To reserve a primitive campsite, call the park at (863) 696-1112.
Lake Kissimmee State Park offers two primitive youth tent camping sites. Each site accommodates up to 25 campers. A minimum of 15 campers is required to use each site. The sites are located just off the beaten path under ample shade provided by live oaks that cover most of the camping area. Amenities include cold showers, restrooms, picnic tables and benches around a fire pit. The parking area is located less than 200 feet from the sites. Pets are prohibited in the youth camping sites. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance. To reserve a youth campsite, call the park at (863) 696-1112.
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