Lake Kissimmee State Park
Know Before You Go
Cow Camp will be open on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until April 30, 2022. Closed Christmas.
Welcome to Lake Kissimmee State Park
Florida's heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida cow hunters in an 1876-era cow camp (currently unavailable).
White-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys and bobcats have been seen in the park, located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie.
Visitors enjoy boating, canoeing and fishing in the picturesque lakes. Nature students can hike over 13 miles of trails to observe and study the abundant plant and animal life.
Six miles of trails are open to equestrians. A large, shaded picnic area with pavilions is available.
The park has full-facility campsites as well as a primitive camping facility. The youth camping area can accommodate up to 50 people. The dark skies make stargazing a popular nighttime activity for campers.
The park is located off State Road 60, 15 miles east of Lake Wales.
Plan Your Visit
1876 Cow Camp Living History Reenactment
Lake Kissimmee State Park Photo Gallery
1876 Cow Camp
Sat, Jan 29, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm ESTAs you meander down the trail to the Cow Camp, you'll travel back in time to 1876. At the end of the trail you will find a Florida cow hunter in a frontier camp nestled under a picturesque oak hammock within the route of the cattle drive.
Lake Wales, FL