KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE PRESERVE SP, FL

Wildflowers flourish in a prairie and a storm brews in the distance. Purple blazing stars, white pipeworts and water cowbanes, yellow and white milkworts, and tawny wiregrasses and bluestems are visible in the prairie. Green palmetto patches and sable palms are on the horizon. Gray clouds accumulate during the summer and create impressive thunderheads.  Lightning strikes the ground of the treeless prairie.
On-site firewood collection is prohibited. For further information on this campground, please click on the following link: click here Swamp buggy tours are available.

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Wildflowers flourish in a prairie and a storm brews in the distance. Purple blazing stars, white pipeworts and water cowbanes, yellow and white milkworts, and tawny wiregrasses and bluestems are visible in the prairie. Green palmetto patches and sable palms are on the horizon. Gray clouds accumulate during the summer and create impressive thunderheads.  Lightning strikes the ground of the treeless prairie. A visitor kneels in the prairie to capture the butterflies and wildflowers with her camera. Purple blazing star, white rattlesnake master, curly toothache grass, skinny wiregrass, dwarf oak and saw palmetto are plants visible in this photo. The tour guide driving the prairie buggy points out the different responses of plants in relation to recent fires. A trail splits the prairie. The prairie on the right produced a wheat field-like appearance of wiregrass because of growing season fire. A metal trail marker is at the bottom left. A family observes animals and plants while walking the Hammock Nature Trail. The trail meanders through a subtropical hardwood hammock, wetlands, and the edge of a prairie.

Description

On-site firewood collection is prohibited. For further information on this campground, please click on the following link: click here

Swamp buggy tours are available.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bike Riding
  • Bike Trail
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Comfort Station
  • Dumpstation
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Equestrian Area
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Camp Facility
  • Horse Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Iron Ranger
  • Laundry
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Viewing Area
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Potable Water
  • Pressurized Water
  • Restroom
  • Rv Park
  • Scenery
  • Showers
  • Special Event Area
  • Star Gazing
  • Trailer Parking
  • Trails
  • Water Faucets
  • Water Fountains
  • Wilderness Area
Within 10 Miles
  • Bank Fishing
Alerts and Important Information
The park gates close at sunset. If you plan to arrive late please contact the park prior to 4 PM on the day of your arrival.

Please make sure you have the correct park. This park, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, is located near Lake Okeechobee, Florida, and should not be confused with Lake Kissimmee State Park, located near Lake Wales, Florida.

The Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is remotely located. Please pay attention to your fuel level. The closest gas station is 12 miles from the campground.
During times of heavy rains, road conditions may become hazardous.
Gate combination changes monthly, please call 863-462-5360 prior to arrival.

Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight.
  • Pets are welcome overnight in all the camping parks. Pet rules apply. Domestic breeds of dogs, except guide or signal dogs or animals trained to assist individuals with a disability, cats, fur-bearing animals, birds and reptiles are not allowed in food-service areas, cabins or cabin areas, primitive campgrounds, beaches where bathing and swimming are permitted, either land and water portions, park buildings, playgrounds, and areas designated by park management. Captive wild species, whether native or non- native, and barnyard animals, except horses, are not allowed.
  • Pets must be well behaved at all times and confined in the owner's camping unit during quiet hours. Unconfined pets may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes and must be on a leash no more than 6 feet long. Please do not tie pets to park vegetation, natural or manmade structures or facilities. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all droppings in trash receptacles. Pets are required to be vaccinated. Horse owners and users will be asked to show their certificate of a current negative Coggin's Test for all horses entering the park.
    If you are planning to use the horse paddocks, please be aware that at this time only 6 paddocks have water available.
  • A pet that is noisy, disturbing, intimidating or dangerous to other people or pets, or which damages park resources, will not be allowed to remain in the park.

No one younger than 18 may camp overnight unless accompanied by a responsible adult, who will remain onsite for the period rented.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE PRESERVE SP
33104 NW 192ND AVE
OKEECHOBEE  FL  34972

Phone Number:

Information:  (863)462-5360