Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
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. The preserve, part of the Everglades headwaters, protects the largest remaining tract of Florida dry prairie, an ecosystem shaped by cycles of flooding and fire. Many rare, threatened, and endangered species call this place home, and the wide-open landscape means that birdwatchers 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.
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Dark Sky Designation
Kissimmee Prairie has been designated a Dark Sky location.
History of Kissimmee Prairie
Astronomy Viewing Of Winter Constellations With Bill Nigg
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ESTThe Astronomer is IN! Join Astronomer Bill Nigg for telescope viewing. Learn to find the Winter Hexagon and see examples of nebulae, clusters, colorful double stars, supernova remnants, and galaxies!
Bill Nigg is a lifetime amateur astronomer with an obse
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