Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
$4 per vehicle
Welcome to Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is a breathtaking expanse of infinite grassland.
Kissimmee Prairie is a land dominated by the great blue sky. Part of the Everglades headwaters, the preserve protects the largest remaining tract of Florida dry prairie, an ecosystem shaped by cycles of flooding and fire.
Many rare, threatened and endangered species inhabit this place, and the wide-open landscape means that bird-watchers and photographers have ample opportunity to catch sight of a grasshopper sparrow, crested caracara or burrowing owl.
Internationally recognized for its lack of light pollution, the night sky above the prairie is inky black — campers can spot the Milky Way without using telescopes or binoculars.
Plan Your Visit
Dark Sky Designation
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Photo Gallery
Park Services Specialist Chris Camargo bossing a prescribed fire at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
Kissimmee Prairie has been designated a Dark Sky location.
Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
People Make the Parks
Staff Spotlight, Chris Camargo
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