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Lake Kissimmee - Playground

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For your children's enjoyment our playground facility is conveniently located in the day use area near the picnic pavilion. The playground features two regular swings and two baby swings, three slides, and a set of monkey bars.

For your child's safety please insure that adult supervision is provided at all times.

Wakulla Springs - Birding

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Birding is spectacular at Wakulla Springs State Park.  The river boat tours offer views of wading birds, anhingas, grebes, colorful wood ducks, and many others.  A number of species breed and raise their young in full view of the tour offering rare glimpses into their lives and phenomenal photographic opportunities.

Flocks of songbirds travel through the park or reside in its forests during late fall, winter and spring.  An early walk around the lodge or the park's administration building is an easy way to spot both resident and migratory songbirds.

Lake Kissimmee - Picnicking

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There is a large picnic area located in an oak hammock near the day use area of the park. Large, sprawling live oak trees provide shade for those interested in picnicking at the park. There are numerous picnic tables and four pavilions available including two pavilions that are accessible. For further information on the availability and prices of renting the pavilions please call the park office at 863-696-1112

Lake Kissimmee - Pets

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Pets are allowed in the Park at Lake Kissimmee State Park. All pets must be on a hand-held, 6 foot leash at all times. Pets may not be left unattended. You may walk your pet along the trails, and in use areas. However, pets are not allowed in the Cow Camp area. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles.

Lake Kissimmee - Picnic Pavilion

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Four picnic pavilions are located in the day use area of the park. The large pavilion can accommodate 100 people and has an electrical outlet. The fee is $60.00 plus tax. The park has three small pavilions that can accommodate 20-25 people. The fee for the small pavilion is $30.00 plus tax. The large pavilion and the one small pavilion are accessible. To make reservations for a wedding or pavilion, please contact the park at (863) 696-1112.

 

 

Lake Kissimmee - Interpretive Exhibit

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Lake Kissimmee State Park offers a three-story (30 foot) observation tower that overlooks the marsh plain and Lake Kissimmee, offering fantastic views of the landscape and wildlife.

As you meander down the short trail to the Cow Camp, you will travel back in time to 1876. At the end of the trail, you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next roundup or cattle drive. The Cow Hunter will be very happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces. Pack up a picnic lunch and bring the whole family out to Lake Kissimmee State Park to enjoy this little bit of The Real Florida.

**Cow Camp Season and Hours**
The Cow Camp is open for the winter from October 1st through May 1st on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Cow Camp is also open on holidays (except for Christmas Day) from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cow Camps are also available upon request for groups of 15 or more. For information on the accessibility of the trail click here.

Offsite Cow Camps are available for schools, community organizations, and other special events. Call the Ranger Station for more information.

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