Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park RV & Campground Guide
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.
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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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.
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.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $4.0
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Per person (cyclists and walk-ins) : $2.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
The best time of year to visit Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is mid-spring. The weather is pleasantly warm from March to May and the park is not too busy. Winter is also a nice time to visit.
The climate in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is warm and humid. The summertime can bring extreme heat. Autumn corresponds with hurricane season so it is typically wet and warm.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is adjacent to the Everglades and has similarly exotic wildlife. Visitors may encounter alligators, iguanas, flamingos, and even jaguars. Summer brings migratory butterflies to the park in large amounts.
The park has 35 designated RV camping spots. There is a dump station and water fill station on the premise as well as showers and laundry. Each site has water and electric hookups.
Although you do not have to reserve a camping spot in the park, you can easily make a reservation online or over the phone. Fees for an RV campsite total $29.70 per night.
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