Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

Located 25 miles north of Okeechobee, about 15 miles north of Basinger, and just northeast of Lorida, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is a breathtaking spread of infinite grassland. Many rare, endangered species inhabit this park, and the wide-open area is excellent for bird-watching. With this state park being so far from the city lights, you can see the bright and beautiful blue sky. Wildlife roams the area, including alligators, deer, parakeets, and grasshopper sparrow. When you vacation here, you'll fall in love with the mild yearly temperatures. When the sun goes down, it may become chilly, so bring a jacket.

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Weather
Spring 55-88 F
Summer 69-91 F
Fall 58-90 F
Winter 49-76 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park has plenty of camping options in and around the area for both tents and RVs. Of course, you can continuously camp out in a tent just about anywhere and be limited to a small space, or you can step up your game and go in style. If you don't own an RV, consider renting one from RVshare.com, where you can decide on a range of sizes and models that go well with your personal needs, including your family budget and size. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team member who is prepared to help with your RV needs.

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

The good news is that Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park has 35 sites that can accommodate 65-foot-long RVs. This park is a nationally designated Dark Sky area, so the stargazing is beyond amazing. Unfortunately, the sites do tend to fill up relatively quickly, and reservations are required.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Laundry facility, ADA-accessible restroom and shower facility, equestrian trails

Taylor Creek Resort RV Park

The Taylor Creek Resort RV Park is open year-round. They offer both RV sites and cabin rental and are the only campsite near the boat locks with their own marina, which features 144 lots, 32 boat slips, and access to Lake Okeechobee. The park has direct access to Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, a 110-mile path that goes around the lake.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Bathhouse, fish cleaning station, boat ramp, and laundry facility

Lakeside RV Park

Located on the canal is Lakeside RV Park, with only a quick five-minute boat ride to lake access. They have 59 RV spaces with access to a boat ramp, boat slip, fishing dock, and fish-cleaning station. There is a sheltered pavilion with picnic tables that can accommodate large gatherings.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Other amenities: Showers, restrooms, and laundry facility

Star Lite RV Park

The park is a family-owned business with a personal touch. The Star Lite RV Park has grassy sites for any size RV. There is a clubhouse for small or large gatherings and various events; some of the locals host potluck dinners in the full kitchen and dance the evening away on the dance floor. The park has a campfire pit with plenty of seating for all.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Hot showers, heated pool, shuffleboard, and pool house

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Restaurants

What to Do at
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Inside Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park has hard-shell roads perfect for biking; bike rentals are available at the preserve office. Bring your own horse to roam the 100 miles of trails, or opt to hike them. The trails take you through wetlands, shady hammocks, and dry prairie where you can view nature and wildlife. The preserve offers tremendous seasonal bird-watching opportunities. You can even take a ranger-led prairie buggy tour to see all the remote areas of the park.

Outside Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

There is a considerable amount of attractions, restaurants, and shops in the nearby cities of Basinger, Okeechobee, and Lorida. Since Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is in a central location, it's impossible to have a dull moment while in this area.

Restaurants

Pogey's Family Restaurant

Open Sunday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. and only closed for a few major holidays, Pogey's Family Restaurant serves a variety of fried foods, steaks, fresh fish from the lake, and more.

Type: American

Location: 1759 S Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974

Landing Strip Café

The Landing Strip Café is a breakfast and brunch restaurant. They serve traditional American food, including generously portioned entrees, house salads, and their famous sandwiches.

Type: American

Location: 2800 NW 20th Trail, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Applebee's Bar and Grill

Applebee's Bar and Grill serves up something the whole family will like, from a variety of steaks and pasta to handcrafted burgers. Don't forget about the seafood dishes and dessert. They also serve an assortment of beverages, including wine, cocktails, and beer.

Type: American

Location: 1210 Hwy. 70 E, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Golden Corral

Skip the grocery store and eat at the endless buffet at Golden Corral. Their food selection is freshly prepared and features everything from cooked meats and vegetables to desserts. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Type: Buffet

Location: 700 S Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34874

Tin Fish Restaurant

This restaurant serves mouth-watering fresh seafood dishes with a casual atmosphere and quick service. The Tin Fish Restaurant also serves soups, salads, and chicken.

Type: Seafood

Location: 301 N Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972

Shopping

Walmart Supercenter

The closest grocery store to the state park is Walmart Supercenter. Here, you can purchase just about anything, from outerwear and swimsuits to fishing and hunting gear. They also have a fresh stock of groceries to fill up your RV's refrigerator. There is a pharmacy, as well.

Location: 2101 S Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974

Eli's Western Wear

Ready to change or enhance your wardrobe? Eli's Western Wear has just the thing to have you looking like a cowgirl or cowboy. They sell hats, boots, jeans, accessories, and so much more.

Location: 907 NW Park St., Okeechobee, FL 34972

Northlake Village Shopping Center

The Northlake Village Shopping Center has a grocery store, clothing stores, and restaurants. There is also a pharmacy and hair salon for your convenience.

Location: 3375 US Hwy. 441, Okeechobee, FL 34974

Rosie’s Army Navy Surplus

Genuine U.S. military pants, trousers, coats, and more are sold at the Rosie’s Army Navy Surplus. They even sell field gear that includes sleeping bags, blankets, and shelter halves. There is also genuine vintage military gear here.

Location: 3600 US Hwy. 441, Okeechobee, FL 34974

Dan's Meat Market

Dan's Meat Market is a small operation that has excellent service and good quality meat. The market will cut the meat any way you like and package it. They also offer several different package deals at an affordable price.

Location: 1314 NE Park St., Okeechobee, FL 34974

Sightseeing

Beach Bum Art Studio

The Beach Bum Art Studio has Original Highwaymen Art and many other artistic creations. All art is originated from local artists.

Location: 32074 NE 4th Dr., Okeechobee, FL 34972

Kissimmee River

The Kissimmee River is a built-in system containing headwater lakes linked by creeks and broad, shallow wetlands. At the river, you can walk on the many trails, go kayaking and canoeing, or engage in other water-sports activities.

Location: Lorida, FL 33406

Time to Escape

Challenge yourself to solve the puzzles by using the clues to escape within 60 minutes. Or, will you stay locked in until the staff releases you? Time to Escape can challenge your mind as you try to come up with the answers and strategies on how to escape.

Location: 2825 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974

Okeechobee Battlefield State Park

Okeechobee Battlefield State Park is where the Second Seminole War was fought on Christmas Day in 1837. The war involved well over 1,000 United States military men and women. At the park, you can learn how this battle was a turning point for the area.

Location: 3500 SE 38th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974

Hickory Hammock Wildlife Management Area

In Highlands County on the east side near Kissimmee River and by Istokpoga Canal is Hickory Hammock Wildlife Management Area. It has nearly 4,000 acres with 7.5 miles of trails that go through oak and palm hammocks and upland pastures.

Location: 4900 McArthur Rd., Basinger, FL 34972

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How to Get to
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

From downtown Okeechobee, head north on North Parrott Avenue toward Northeast 2nd Street. Then, turn left onto Northwest 6th Street. Merge on U.S. Highway 98 and follow it for about 14 miles. Exit right onto Northwest 176th Avenue. Travel for about six miles before turning left onto Northwest 240th Street. Go about one mile and merge right onto Northwest 192nd Avenue. Follow signs to Kissimmee Prairie State Park.

Entering Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is open to the public 365 days a year from 8 a.m. until sundown.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $4

Per person (cyclists and walk-ins) : $2

We're excited to hear that you're planning a trip to Kissimmee Prairie State Park. This area has an abundance of things that we're sure you'll enjoy, including live entertainment, area attractions, and retail shops for the whole family. While uploading your images on your social media accounts, don't forget to tag RVshare, or send us a snapshot of your time at the park with a few details to [email protected] We may post your family photo and incredible story on our blog or social media pages.