Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Closed section of the Florida National Scenic Trail
The section of the Florida National Scenic Trail to the north of the visitor center will be temporarily impassible due to culvert construction beginning March 11, 2019. All trails outside the construction area will remain open, but thru-hikers won’t be able to access the crossing at Pine Island Slough. Construction is estimated to last 2-3 weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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 Preserve State Park Photo Gallery
Kissimmee Prairie has been designated a Dark Sky location.
History of Kissimmee Prairie
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