Lake Kissimmee State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lake Kissimmee State Park, surrounded by Lake Tiger, Lake Rosalie, and Lake Kissimmee, spans 2,900 acres. At this state park, you can hike, swim, bike, watch nature, canoe, boat, and fish. The park is surrounded by flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, and marshy floodplains. You can see many species of birds, including bobwhites and crested caracaras, as well as wildlife like white-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and bobcats. Nearby Cities: • Saint Cloud, FL • Doctor Phillips, FL • Oak Ridge, FL • Orlando, FL

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Spring 60–78 F
Summer 76–89 F
Fall 69–82 F
Winter 58–73 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Kissimmee State Park

Lake Kissimmee State Park Campground • Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV length: 55 feet • Other amenities: Picnic tables, electricity, water, sewage, showers, restrooms, grills, boat ramp

Lake Kissimmee State Park Campground

Camp in the shady oak hammock at the Lake Kissimmee State Park Campground. The 60 campsites are all big enough to accommodate RVs up to 55 feet long; they all have electric and water hookups, and there’s a dump station nearby for convenience. Four sides are ADA accessible. You’ll appreciate the restrooms and showers after a day of fun in the sun. Sites are $20 per night.

Rainbow RV Resort

Enjoy the large swimming pool after a day at Lake Kissimmee State Park when you stay at Rainbow RV Resort. This well-maintained campground has all of the perks that make a comfortable experience — sports courts, Wi-Fi, a clubhouse, game room, and more. Get in a quick run at the fitness center, and pick up a book from the library. You can even join in the schedule of activities to get to know other campers. This campground is pet-friendly and offers full hookups. Choose from both back-in and pull-through sites; each one can fit RVs up to 45 feet long.

Cypress Campground & RV Park

If you’re hoping to combine your visit to Lake Kissimmee State Park with a trip to Legoland, Cypress Campground & RV Park is a great home base — the theme park is less than three miles away. That’s not all; each site in this all-ages park offers full hookups, a swimming pool, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. There’s even a mini-golf course for a fun family evening. Rates start at $44 per night.

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What to Do at
Lake Kissimmee State Park

Lake Kissimmee State Park offers hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, nature watching, and kayaking. You can rent canoes, kayaks, and boats, and there are guided boat tours for viewing nature and wildlife. You'll find four hiking trails that extend a total of 16 miles, and there are posted bicycling areas. The park is home to 1876 Cow Camp, previously a cattle ranch, where you can see a "cow hunter" performing a historic reenactment every Saturday, Sunday and holidays from Oct. 1 through May 1. The park also hosts an annual Easter egg hunt that includes carnival games.

Inside Lake Kissimmee State Park

If you're coming to Lake Kissimmee State Park from late fall to late spring, make sure to check out the historic demonstrations at the park’s Cow Camp; there, you can watch cowboys on horseback and see what life was like on the job in 1876. The rest of the park also has plenty to offer. Explore 13 miles of trails on foot or horseback; if you’re interested in wildlife, bring binoculars to spot the bald eagles, turkeys, and bobcats that live in the wilderness. The park is also home to the Buster Island Paddling Trail, which takes you through Lake Kissimmee, Lake Rosalie, and Tiger Lake. Rent canoes and kayaks in the park or bring your own to the two different launch points.

Fishing Fishing

Anglers visit Lake Kissimmee State Park in the summer to catch redear sunfish, bluegill, largemouth bass, black crappie, black bass, and catfish. You can fish from a boat and launch from the boat ramp located on-site, and you must have a valid fishing license per Florida state law.

Geocaching Geocaching

You can follow the geocaching program at Lake Kissimmee State Park via geocaching.com. You’ll find many hidden gems within the Trek Ten program.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

You can watch many bird and butterfly species throughout the park, including red-headed woodpeckers, Monk skippers, and Dorantes Longtail. The Cow Camp area gives you a terrific vantage point for watching birds, butterflies, and wildlife safely.

Stargazing Stargazing

Lake Kissimmee State Park offers astronomy pad site reservations for stargazing. You can see the stars, planets, and constellations from the astronomy pad sites and campgrounds.

Flora and Fauna

At Lake Kissimmee State Park, you’ll see floodplain marshes, flatwoods, butterfly orchids, gallberry, fetterbushes, cutthroat grass, mosses, sawgrass, pickleweed, and lotus plants. The wildlife at the state park includes grey foxes, bald eagles, bobcats, white-tail deer, snail kites, sandhill cranes, gopher tortoises, birds, alligators, and turkeys.

Hiking Hiking

Lake Kissimmee State Park has 16 miles of hiking trails from Lake Wales to Lake Kissimmee. The Flatwoods Pond Trail is a simple interpretive loop that runs 0.4 miles around the trailhead kiosk and the pond. The Gobbler Ridge Trail leads to the observation tower through lime green blazes and loops along the shoreline. The challenging North Loop Trail begins at the marina and spans 6.8 miles. Buster Island Loop Trail runs for 6.9 miles and crosses the park’s wooden bridge.


You can rent boats, canoes, and kayaks at Lake Kissimmee State Park. You can launch your boat from the on-site boat ramp at the shorelines by Tiger Lake. The park also offers guided boat tours.

Swimming Swimming

You can swim in Lake Kissimmee and Lake Seminole where posted. Avoid any restricted areas where warning signs are present, as snakes and alligators could pose a risk.

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How to Get to
Lake Kissimmee State Park

From Kissimmee, FL, get onto US-92W/Hwy 17 S/S John Young Pkwy. Turn left onto Old Pleasant Hill Road and continue onto Cypress Pkwy. Turn left onto Marigold Avenue. Turn right onto Lake Hatchineta Road. Turn right onto Canal Road. Turn right onto Timberlake Road. Turn left onto FL-17 Alt. Turn left onto Mammoth Grove Road. Turn left onto Camp Mack Road. Then turn right onto Park Road, and continue until you see the park entrance.

Entering Lake Kissimmee State Park

Parking is free and available next to the park pavilions.

Lake Kissimmee State Park Per vehicle, 2-8 passengers : $5.0

Lake Kissimmee State Park Pedestrian/bicyclist : $2.0

Lake Kissimmee State Park Per vehicle, 1 person : $4.0

Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Kissimmee State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Kissimmee State Park?

The best time to visit Lake Kissimmee State Park is early spring and fall, as the temperatures are milder, and the park isn’t crowded.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Kissimmee State Park?

You’ll see gopher tortoises, bobcats, grey foxes, bald eagles, squirrels, white-tail deer, sandhill cranes, turkeys, snail kits, scrub jays, and ducks. In the lake, look for bluegill, largemouth bass, black crappie, black bass, alligators, and catfish.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Kissimmee State Park?

There are 60 camping spots with electricity, water, and sewage, but there aren’t any camping spots designated specifically for RVs. You can camp in tents or RVs anywhere on the campgrounds.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Lake Kissimmee State Park and what is the cost?

You aren’t required to reserve a camping spot, but it is recommended in spring and summer. You can make a reservation up to 11 months in advance. There is a camping fee of $20 plus tax, a $6.70 reservation fee, and a $7 nightly utility fee for all RVs, including water, electricity, and sewage services.

Are pets allowed at Lake Kissimmee State Park?

You can bring your dogs to Lake Kissimmee State Park, however, keep them on a leash no longer than 6 feet, and never leave them unattended. Dogs are not allowed within the Cow Camp region, but you can take them on the trails during daytime hours.