December 2015 has been the warmest and wettest December in recent memory, but the unseasonable rainfall hasn’t dampened either the inshore or offshore fishing. With water temperatures in the upper 70s …
Lake Kissimee State Park is big, beautiful and full of history and wildlife
Old Florida lives on at Lake Kissimmee State Park — the majestic oak trees, native wildlife from eagles to alligators, even the pioneers and their long-horned cracker cows.
This 6,000-acre state park in Central Florida offers scads of recreational outlets: 13 miles of excellent hiking trails, birding, kayaking, fishing, camping.
In addition, it is home to an entertaining and interesting living history exhibit on weekends, when a Cracker cowboy takes up residence at an 1876-era cow camp.
Fifteen miles east of Lake Wales, Lake Kissimmee State Park is in a less-visited part of the state that is worth exploring. The region is two hours from any urban center and has remained less developed as a result. It encompasses three lakes — the smaller Lake Rosalie and Tiger Lake plus Kissimmee, Florida’s third-largest lake.
To read more on Lake Kissimmee Park and Bonnie’s adventure visit the Florida Rambler!