Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park


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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park


Location:25 miles northwest of Okeechobee via US 441 and County Road 724.
Facilities:Full-facility campsites (including a horseback campground) with restrooms (é) and showers, primitive campsites, 2 large Port-o-lets, restroom at park office (é), picnic tables, trails.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, birding, wildlife viewing, guided swamp buggy tours.
Special Features:Preserve is one of the largest remaining stretches of Florida dry prairie, reminiscent of the Great Plains of the Midwest. The preserve offers excellent seasonal birding opportunities and is home to the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow, as well as the crested caracara and sandhill crane. This is also one of the few areas in the state that is far enough from urban and suburban locations to eliminate light pollution, which creates a setting for outstanding stargazing.
Address:33104 NW 192 Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Phone:239-462-5360
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/kissimmeeprairie
Size: 51,913 acres land; 1,853 acres water.

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