Not all of Florida is swampy wetlands. Some of it is made of dry prairies, lands that periodically set on fire, and wetlands! If you're interested, keep reading, as all of the above features can be found when you camp at Kissimmee Praire Preserve State Park.
The campgrounds here offer 35 campsites, all with both electric and water hookups so that even though you're staying miles from civilization, you can be as comfortable as you are at home. Some of the sites cater to those that bring their trusty steeds along and all campsites allow canines to stay, too. One of the lots is wheelchair-friendly, and another is large enough for big rigs to pull-through. Water fountains and faucets are provided, as well as a dump station for trailers and RVs.
Rates here are a standard fee of $16 per night, but you'll have to pay an extra $6.70 if you'd like to reserve your site ahead of time. To enter the park, all vehicles must purchase a ParkPass permit that costs $4. If you happen to be walking into the park, rates are $2 per person.
While here, join the many visitors that come to get a glimpse at the many rare plants and animals that call this unique ecosystem home. This preserve is very important, as Kissimmee is one of the last and largest habitats of its kind. Many nature programs are offered and the hiking trails in the park are abundant. At night time, gaze up to see the night sky unpolluted by nearby towns or cities. Also, be sure to bring your mountain bike along if trail riding is one of your favorite pastimes.
Puppers are welcome in almost all Florida state parks, so help keep it that way by promptly and properly cleaning up all pet waste during your trip. Also, the park asks that you keep your woofer leashed at all times and never leave them unattended.
If you would like to experience an area of Florida like no other, check out Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park!