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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

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Address: 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972-4620
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This park is one of the hidden secrets of central Florida. As you drive down the main park road you feel like you are in a part of Florida that is still in the 19th century. There... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This park is one of the hidden secrets of central Florida. As you drive down the main park road you feel like you are in a part of Florida that is still in the 19th century. There is nothing but wide open space between the horizons. There are few trees in this dry prairie. There is only one road in... More 

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New York City, New York
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1,551 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to go. As a side trip with lovely open spaces and some nice. Foliage to go with that. Lots of birds and wildlife here and extremely relaxing

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Thank Allan S
Okeechobee, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

just 30 minutes from downtown okeechobee is this beautiful park. very quiet and peaceful. lots of wildlife. park fee based on the honor system.

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Thank tonkastoy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I enjoy all sorts of camping from backpacking to car camping to RVing. My first visit to Kissimmee Prairie was in July and I was prepared to backpack out to the primitive camping site and enjoy the beauty. We set up camp by 6 in time for a thunderstorm and were able to be back out on the trail to... More 

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3 Thank Myraelen
arcadia, florida
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We enjoy RVing at the prairie...the wildlife is unbelievable and with the campground empty the deer, turkey, owls, opossum, raccoon, hawks can be seen right from you site. Yes in July it is HOT!! but their was a breeze everyday that make it enjoyable to sit outside and wait for the next visitor. Another thing the summer rains have made... More 

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2 Thank priscilla m
Spring Hill, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We went in the hottest part of the summer but still managed to get a breeze. Campsites in heavily treed areas are nice. But the real attraction for us was the dark sky at night. The park is a certified "Dark Sky Preserve". The Milky Way was beautiful rising from the east and you can see 100x the stars out... More 

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4 Thank lmcrane19
Cocoa, Florida
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126 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

"In December 2015, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve was recognized at Florida's first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association." That is good news for you Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Park. Now the bad news! *Please note that the entrance is closed daily 15 minutes after sunset. Why do you make it so difficult to enjoy this benefit of the park?... More 

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9 Thank Skinnywater
Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I camped her for my birthday and the view was spectacular! Of course my birthday has to be in May, so it's very hot, but worth it. Plenty of the site's are shaded, which would be the best to chose to keep out of the sun, but at night the stars are amazing. Several shooting stars streaked... More 

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Thank Evan B
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We spent four days in the campground of this out of the way State Park. It was a welcome break from the traffic in other parts of Florida. The campground is quite small, only about 30 sites. We stayed in the Family Loop. There are lots of big live oak trees for shade. It was also very close to the... More 

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1 Thank gypsysmom123
Conway, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Remote south central Florida State Park/Preserve: wonderful. Excellent wildlife opportunities. Excellent campground facilities. Limited number of camping/RV sites which is not a bad thing. Make your reservations and go prepared with what you need/want as it is a long drive out. The Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Guided Buggy Tours are an exceptional way to see and learn about the... More 

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