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“Decent park for stargazing”

Lake Kissimmee State Park
Ranked #6 of 34 things to do in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Did the lion's share of my stargazing from this park over the years since it is only a 45 minute drive from home. The sky is dark, but there are light domes to the west (Lake Wales) and north (Orlando, Kissimmee, and a new hotel near the park entrance). The eastern and southern sky is dark. Daytime activities include boating and hiking, but the real attraction for stargazers will be the sky close to the comforts of civilization (Lake Wales). Unfortunately one of the best sea food restaurants (Mar-Lisa) in the area closed down a few years back, so a 20 minute drive is in order to grab some great grub.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

What we like most about this park is the way the campsites are layed out. Each site is woodsy and you have a bit of privacy and you're not all stacked up like a parking lot. The trails are really nice, you can fish, and there's a nice observation tower on site. The cow camp is educational for the kids and just, well...enjoyable. Book your spot early!

2  Thank FortMeadMamaJo
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I was very impressed with Lake Kissimmee State Park. Very clean, well kept. Loved the showers....Staff is very friendly and helpful. Took the walking trails, well marked to travel. I will return to this park for sure.

1  Thank Kimberly F
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

great place to see wild life and unwind after the fast paced theme parks :-) Take a picnic and have a rest

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed there twice. Very nice park with lots of space between each site. I did not even see the people next to me. (I stayed on site 41 both visits). The only downfall is the noise at night. The airboats are on the lake ALL NIGHT LONG!! There is nothing the park can do about it because it is not on park grounds. Other than the airboats it is a great park.

2  Thank Mike B
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