Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
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33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972-4620
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likeparty
Orlando, FL246 contributions
DarkSky camping, stargazing, wildlife, middle of nowhere
May 2021
International DarkSky Association DarkSky Park. Incredible star views. Come at of just before new moon. Lots of wildlife...gators at the causeway (2 miles from the campground!), turkey in the site, deer in the site, even a rare Cara Cara sighting. Great facilities with showers. Sites are shaded and very nice.
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Written June 20, 2021
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Kristine B
Orlando, FL274 contributions
Prairie Trail Loop - do the first half only!
Jun 2021 • Solo
This park is beautiful with extensive walking trails and bathroom facilities. Definitely bring sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and WATER! I did the short nature trail and then moved on to the Prairie Trail Loop, but was disappointed that the second half of the Prairie Trail Loop was trekking through sand. The first part is on a packed dirt path winding through the prairie where I got a ton of good pictures, but the second half just kind of ruined it for me. The first half of the trail is totally worth it though, so once you get out onto the sand road I recommend just turning around and enjoying the first part of the trail again.
Written June 14, 2021
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Ric
5 contributions
Excellent for overnight stargazing
Jun 2021 • Family
Spent one night at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve to star gaze and see the Milky Way. Had pristine, dark skies, perfect for photos; thank God! It was magnificent! Took awesome shots with just my Galaxy S10 camera on Pro mode. The park itself, only spent overnight at a drive in campsite. It was very clean, to include the restrooms. Though, do beware the sneaky raccoons.
Written June 10, 2021
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Anne F
Palm Harbor, FL3,832 contributions
Unwind
Feb 2021 • Couples
Spend one night here to unplug and unwind and definitely did. Perfect opportunity to be at one with nature but still have comforts of home. Electric, water, restrooms, laundry and phone service. Great bike and hike trail, saw a lot and some shooting stars. Not much more I could ask for.
Written February 27, 2021
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Teakwo23
Dunedin, FL3,946 contributions
Stars
Feb 2021 • Couples
Darkest spot in Florida, water and electric hookups. Very clean bathrooms, nice trails, gators and turkeys run wild. Don’t listen to the guy that reviewed before me. He’s from Ohio and doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Written February 27, 2021
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636jeff
Fredericktown, OH346 contributions
Great for star gazing, but pretty bleak for hiking.
Feb 2021 • Couples
I gave a 3 rating because I see the natural beauty of all the state parks, but the landscape here is hard to love. Mainly nothing but saw palmetto for miles on end dotted with an occasional hammock, we did see several smaller gators and deer. However, the hiking is along a packed grass bushhogged trail in open sun for several miles, so you better have plenty of water and protection from the sun. We noticed most people here came for the star gazing experience. There is camping, including primitive, and amazingly most of the sites are under shade.
Written February 5, 2021
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Marc A
Palm Harbor, FL56 contributions
So Awesome!!! Can’t Wait to Return
Nov 2020 • Solo
Came to this campground with my dog to unplug and do some recon for the family. Did not disappoint! I will definitely bring the entire crew back. So relaxing, so much wildlife, and very clean.

Make sure you bring the fun, this place is in the middle of nowhere.

Written November 19, 2020
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Soseena
Greenacres, FL11 contributions
Great fun!
Jul 2020 • Family
This was a wonderful camping trip. We did not RV. Reserved two camp grounds side to side. We walked the trails, saw the stars and roasted marshmallows! The bathrooms were insanely clean! There is electrical hook ups and water. Definitely going back!
Written July 26, 2020
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Steve B
Arcadia, FL180 contributions
Peaceful
Jul 2020 • Couples
The park is extremely peaceful and quiet. There seems to be a constant breeze blowing across the prairie from the east into the campground. Sites are mostly under beautiful shady oak trees. These two things make it very comfortable to sit outside during the day. At night the dark skies make star viewing wonderful. The bath house is the cleanest of any Florida state park we have visited. It is attended to multiple times daily, top notch!
Written July 22, 2020
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Shuster2013
Southport, NC55 contributions
A Different Adventure
Jan 2020
We stayed at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park for 2 days. The campground is really nice with trees between most sites. The bath house was nice, clean and had hot showers. They also have one washer and dryer which we used. The park is not very close to much of anything so be prepared with all your groceries before you get there. The roads were great for bike riding and there are several trails. The trails are mostly in the sun so if hot and sunny, be sure to have a hat and water. There is an area where you can go see some very large alligators as well. However, the best thing was the night sky. This is considered a "dark" area and astronomers come here to view the night sky. I have never seen so many stars. It was spectacular. Well worth a visit of a couple of days.
Written February 11, 2020
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