Lake Kissimmee is the third largest lake in Florida, encompassing 40,000 acres, and it is known for producing loads of largemouth bass.
Lake Kissimmee State Park is located in central Florida at 14248 Camp Mack Road in Lake Wales. Admission is $5.00 per carload.
At Lake Kissimmee State Park, located in Lake Wales, visitors can enjoy numerous activities in and around this area known as the headwaters to the Florida Everglades. Boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding are just some of the many popular ways visitors enjoy the scrubby Flatwoods, shady hammocks, and all flora and fauna of this scenic park.
Lake Kissimmee State Park hosts many species of birds, and on the more than 13 miles of trails, wildlife and nature enthusiasts can observe abundant plant and animal life that can be found within the park.
Six miles of trails are open to Equestrians and a large shaded picnic area with pavilions, restrooms, playground, and a boat ramp are located within or near the main use area.
Rv and primitive camping is also available within the park. Water and electric hookups are provided in the RV camping area, as well as a dump station for the RV’er’s convenience.
Pets are allowed in designated areas only and must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet.
Important Advice From a Floridian
When enjoying any outdoor activities in the Florida heat, be sure to always carry with you:
- Plenty of water – Stay Hydrated
- sunscreen and apply often
- Bug repellent
- Wear a headband or have with you a washcloth or wet wipes. This is to keep your forehead dry and keep sweat from rolling down into your eyes. This is especially important if you have applied sunscreen or insect repellent to your forehead.
- Always know your limitations. ( Over heating and sun stroke can come on quickly)
- If you are hiking, be sure to have a trail map of your hike
- wear the appropriate shoes. This is not only for comfort but for safety
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