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Lake Kissimmee State Park, FL

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Lake Kissimmee State Park is located in east-central Florida, about 15 miles ENE of Lake Wales. A little out of the way, but worth the drive.

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When we learned that we'd be down in this part of Florida, we decided to make a reservation about a month ago. Probably would have been all right without it, as there were a number of empty sites each night we were there. We were on site 3.

Date of Visit: Jan 2013

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Most sites are fairly large and all are quite private with lots of vegatation between them. Site 59 had a huge old Live oak tree.

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Sites 56 and 54.

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Two sandhill cranes were visitors on site 48.

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Sites 44 and 43.

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Site 42.

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Site 27 is one of the smaller sites.

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Site 23.

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Sites 19 and 18.

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Site 11.

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In the center of each of the two camp loops are the standard Florida modern bathhouses. The little shed to the left houses a washer and dryer, $1.25 a load for each.

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A short walk from the campground is the marina, boat launch and camp store. Rental canoes, kayaks and Segue machines are available to rent.

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The park crew was working on a new observation deck during our stay.

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While out on a bike ride, I cam across these two wood storks.

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The park is home to a replica of a Florida cow camp. Open on weekends, it depicts the life of a cow hunter.

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Unfortunately we were not there on a weekend, so we didn't get to see the demonstrations that take place here.

Amenities

60 sites with W/E(30A) hookups - $20

2 primitive hike-in campsites - $5

Dump Station

Verizon Data Coverage - helped with antenna & amplifier

863-696-1112

Coordinates: 27.947252 N, 81.351426 W

 

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