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!