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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

 About Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Lightning strike in the prairie - Photo by Paul Miller

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Charles M. Brown

Observing the 25 mph speed limit will allow visitors to experience the expansive, treeless views of Florida Dry Prairie, and observe resident wildlife species like White-tailed Deer, Wild Turkey, Gopher Tortoise, Burrowing Owl, and any of our 89 species of butterflies among the diversity of wildflowers. 

At the Preserve office we have rocking chairs set up on the porch for you to sit back and enjoy the view. Also, located at the office we have an ADA accessible interactive Bird/Butterfly/Wildflower computer program and a 20 minute history movie about this land and the surrounding area for everyone to benefit from.

Ranger led Prairie Buggy tours will resume in November. For more information please call the office at 863.462.5360.

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo

GETTING HERE

    From the North on the Turnpike:
  • Exit #193 at SR 60/Yeehaw Junction
  • Turn right (west) on SR 60
  • At four-way Stop, turn left (south onto Hwy 441
  • After approximately 18 miles, turn right (west) onto CR 724
  • After 13 miles, turn right (north) onto Peavine Trail
  • Stay on Peavine Trail 5 miles
  • Preserve Entrance straight ahead

    From North or South on I-95:
  • Exit #131 at Orange Ave./CR68-Ft. Pierce
  • Head west on CR 68 approximately 35 miles until the road ends at Hwy 441
  • Turn right (north) on Hwy 441
  • In less than 1 mile turn left on CR 724
  • After 13 miles, turn right (north) onto Peavine Trail
  • Stay on Peavine Trail 5 miles
  • Preserve Entrance straight ahead

    From Okeechobee

  • Take Hwy 441 north approximately 15 miles
  • Turn left (west) on CR 724
  • After 13 miles, turn right (north) onto Peavine Trail
  • Stay on Peavine Trail 5 miles
Preserve Entrance straight ahead

Campground is 5 miles from the front entrance
Please remember--the speed limit is 25 mph.


Visitors using GPS or internet mapping programs from Hwy 441 or Hwy 98, please follow the brown state park signs.

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