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Lake Wales, Florida

Lake Kissimmee State Park

Lake Wales, Florida



Lake Wales, Florida
Phone: (863) 696-1112

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $12 3/2016

Latitude: 27.9713215141837
Longitude: -81.3809680938721

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights. This park is very isolated and has a nice boat ramp and hiking trails. We hiked one trail that was a little over 2 miles long and climbed up the observation tower for a wonderful view of the lake and park! You can fish in the boat ramp area and around the day use pavilions. You should have a Florida fresh water fishing licence. They have canoes and boats for rent. Make sure you bring everything with you and gas up before you get to the park. We had wild turkeys and 2 deer visit us right behind our trailer both mornings. The sites are all under big oak trees with lots of shade. The loops are not too tight. There were some big rigs parked there. I had no trouble backing our 25 ft travel trailer in. We could not put our awning out which was fine, we didn't need it as the weather was perfect! The air boats are loud but background noise for a few minutes does not bother us. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
017
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Great Wi-Fi at the camp store.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

I can't say enough good things about this park. Each campsite was private, spacious, and beautiful. The showers and bath houses were clean and in beautiful shape. The rangers were nice and helpful. Next time I will plan to stay longer. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Bring the bikes, plan to stay a few days.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pretty campground surrounded by cows and oranges. It's off the beaten path so make sure to bring what you need. Sites are level and covered with shells and dense vegetation. Restrooms are huge, modern and clean. Saw a single washer/dryer outside the restroom. No Verizon 4G but you can access Internet near the camp store. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
3
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to check out the living history 1870's Cow Camp to talk to a cracker, meet his horse and cattle.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We are Florida campers. We camp mostly at state parks. This is our favorite. All the previous reviews tell it all. What's great about it is the wildlife, (deer that come right into the campsite, turkey, sand hill cranes, armadillo and wild boars). We come every November with our camping group, Florida Potluck Campers. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
035
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Pack plenty of food. Lake Wales is far away.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park for camping without electricity! Electric was non-existent for us as we were in a motorhome. Voltage was at 105 so we were not able to use the microwave or AC. Even the TV would shut off as the power would dip so low. They know they have a big problem and say they are working on it so I would call before going if you require electric. The park and sites are beautiful but if you don't have a boat and like to fish, there is nothing to do and you are in a very remote area. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Big sites, lots of trails; however, many flooded. Kayak and canoe rentals. Nice quiet park. Would return. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Trails are bikeable with hybrid/mountain cycles. Gobbler Ridge (2.4 miles with some walk it sand) went down to Lake Kissimmee. Saw sandhill cranes and deer. North Loop Trail (4-6 miles) was well marked but not much seen other than pine needles and 2 tortoises. Well kept with friendly rangers. Worth a couple days. Large rigs should avoid site 13 despite 40' rating. All sites have foliage so get out the OTA antenna, dish won't work. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one beautiful place. The campground is four miles from the entrance, which is nine miles from the highway. Sites are well separated and spacious, with shade from trees. Bathrooms are very clean and everything works. It's the first state park I've seen with laundry facilities. Trails to the restrooms are laid out so that no one needs to cut through campsites. At night it is dark and quiet. No Verizon and barely an AT&T signal. Good Wi-Fi at the Marina. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 157
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an odd state park. I'll cover the camping sites first. All are back-in, surrounded by dense palmettos, pines, and live oaks. The "pad" is crushed shells and most sites looked level or fixable. Plenty of room on most sites. Privacy was good due to the dense vegetation. Restrooms were clean, showers were clean and private. For camping, the camping area was very good; no complaints. Now to the road. The campground is 3 miles from the entrance station along a road that wanders aimlessly through the palmettos and pines. I counted 56 separate turns in the road through a flat area between the entrance and campground. There are no spots to pull over on the road and nothing to do except pick up a trail crossing the road. But, with nowhere to park....The only parking in the whole park is at the small marina on a canal out to Lake Kissimmee. Without a boat, there is precious little to do besides 3-4 hikes. The park is 15 miles from Lake Wales and we chose it to visit Bok Tower Gardens. The nearest place to get a cup of coffee in the morning is about 3 miles away from the entrance station. There is a saloon across from the park entrance open in the evenings. We really like state parks, so would likely stay here again if in the area, but the road in the park was sure tedious; best driven as though on a slalom ski course. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

State senior rate shown. Great park about 15 miles from Lake Wales. Seems much further. We were there twice-November, 2013 in site 4 for 4 days and site 21 March, 2014 for 5 days. Privacy was good with brush and trees between most sites. Perimeter sites were the best with forest and wildlife right behind the sites. We don't fish but many people did and you could hear boats on the lake into the evening, especially air boats. Restrooms were clean and located at the center of the 2 circular loops and easily accessible from everywhere with paved and unpaved paths. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We've camped here a couple times in the last year because it's close to our house.... It's our little weekend get away place when we don't have the time to go far from home.... If your a true nature person or a fisherman you will love this place... lots of trails to walk... lots of wildlife to see and fishing in lake Kissimmee but nothing much else.... We don't really use this campgrounds for what it's intended for, it's mostly a quiet getaway for us as we rarely leave our RV while we're there. We prefer campgrounds on the beach so we can enjoy the ocean but this one works for us when we just need to get away. Nothing really special about it and you better book your site VERY VERY early or you won't get one. I wanted to book a site for memorial weekend but it's already full and booked online for months on the weekends ahead... We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

By chance we picked the hardest site for us to get into from the ReserveAmerica website. Sites are mostly large and well screened by trees and foliage, but this is not a place for big rigs. The restrooms are large and very clean. Wifi is not available. There is a washer and dryer available for campers. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are spacious and have privacy due to all the vegetation. Bathhouses are in the center of the loop, with paths to it. If it is dark, it is best to take the paved handicap path or you might have difficulty figuring out which path goes to your campsite. Bathhouses are modern and very clean - better than most FL state parks. We didn't have any issues with electric (like previous poster) but we only require 30 amp. Our A/C etc ran just fine. The campground is pretty much out of the way, and nothing much nearby but RV parks, marina, and fisherman's lounge w/motel. Not to much to do there except for fishing (by boat). Many vacancies on a September weekend. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This used to be a great campground but has really want down hill during the last year. It has becoming difficult to navigate due to lack of tree trimming and their electric power only produces between 105 and 110 volts, and therefore, no power. This should be listed as primitive camping only. Won't stay here again until they take care of their maintenance problems. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park. Wildlife in abundance; deer, wild turkey, sand hill cranes in our campsite. Great hiking trails. We are going back next January. We camped at Lake Kissimmee State Park in a Motorhome.

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