8.8 Excellent
     
Okeechobee, Florida

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Okeechobee, Florida


33104 NW 192nd Ave
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Phone: (863) 462-5360

Sites: 31
Recent Rate: $8 3/2017

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Latitude: 27.540240118814
Longitude: -81.022624969482
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed this state park. We stayed in two sites during our stay; both were level and had electric and water. FYI, if you have a satellite dish, sites 16-20 look like they would work. There is also an equestrian campground down the road. Road into the park was gravel but the dust was not bad, well worth the drive back. Make sure if you want to do the weekend buggy ride that you reserve ahead of time. There are miles and miles of bike trails but many are sandy, so you need fatter tires to navigate them. Verizon signal was good here. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Level, wide, sand/shell sites. Friendly, informative staff. Clean facilities and park. Quiet, quiet park, with miles of hiking/biking trails. Trails are mostly in the open prairie (wet and dry prairies) and a couple in a hammock. Good wildlife viewing: deer, caracara and turkies in campground. Birds, gators, wild pigs along trails and in sloughs. If you like night skies with no light polution this is the place to be. Florida's first Dark Sky park. There are 3 camping areas: family (standard site setup), equestrian (corral), astronomy (no trees). Excellent park, well maintained. We've been here several times in various months. Like late October, early November best. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5 family loop
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

No close-by stores; bring supplies. Swamp buggy guided tour on weekends Nov-Mar a must. Make reservations in advance. Wander out of campground to view night sky without light pollution. Awesome.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great park in the middle of a large prairie. Shell and sand base surrounded by palms and live oaks. If here just a few days, bring your supplies. You're a long ways from town. We had water and electricity. Dump nearby. Verizon LTE worked well. We had good satellite reception. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet, quiet quiet. Big park, 54000 acres, small shaded campground. Star-gazing and birding paradise. Over 100 miles of hiking/biking trails. Great staff. Clean facilities. There are two campgrounds: family and equestrian. The sites are shaded with level, packed dirt sites. Room between. 50 amp only in equestrian loop. 30 amp in family loop. Birds and deer wandered through the campground. Well into the prairie there is a group campsite. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5 family loop
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We took the swamp buggy ride into the prairie. Excellent guide. Take the swamp buggy ride into the prairie if you are there on a weekend between November and March. A must do. There's a small store about 7 miles from the cg, but better to bring your own provisions to start with. Be prepared for an awesome dark sky experience. 10 astronomy stations set up for star-gazers (water and elect.)

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is great, trees and a wide area to maneuver through. It is a very remote campground. Excellent for star gazing. From the entrance it is 4 miles down a shell rock road through the prairie to the family campground. Go slow and enjoy the view. There is a small sundry store about 7 miles from the Entrance on 700A, but it is a good idea to bring all your supplies in with you. It is a shell rock from the entrance which gets your vehicle covered in dust on dry days. Mud on wet days. Firewood is available for $5. Pay the Iron Ranger. The bathroom/shower facility is excellent. I used the very clean and spacious single bath. There were several tent campers. I did have to make a u-turn for the dump station but plenty of room. Trash dumpster and recycle bins are also located at the campground exit. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Tips for other Campers:

We saw deer, turkey and other birds.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

I read many of the previous reviews and they are all accurate. This is a small, nice, quiet, remote campground. Make sure you bring all your food and other needs in with you because it's a long way back out. It was a gravel road from the entrance (which is small and not clearly marked for entrance fees, on the honour system, so bring exact amount), which gets your RV all covered in dust. The site is great with trees and a wide area to manoeuvre into as well as picnic table and fire pit. You can buy firewood too (on the honour system). The bathroom/shower facility is great; very clean and spacious. There were a variety of size RV's there as well as tent campers. We saw deer and birds. At night the star gazing is awesome but the best for us were all the fireflies! I love fireflies and we don't have them where we live so that was a treat! The dump station and trash were convenient and they even had recycle bins. Yay for them! We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

There's not much to do around there but relax and enjoy the scenery. There's an office that was only open a few hours on Saturday & Sunday. We brought our bikes thinking there would be trails to ride on but it's only a sandy road that's mostly soft sand and very difficult to ride on. We only found one walking/hiking path but I'm sure there were others.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

If you like quite, dark nights, and remoteness, this is the park for you. Wildlife viewing is abundant. Sites are dirt/gravel, close together compared to most state parks, and most are wooded. This is a dark skies sight. A resident volunteer provides sky gazing opportunities twice daily. Weekends buggy rides are made out into the prairie. Buy groceries and fuel before heading to the park because it is miles and miles to either of those. Park staff and volunteers are very helpful. I'd return here. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 17

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

Nice small park. Sites good. Many trails but many too wet to hike. Gravel road into the park soft after the rain. Lots of wildlife. Would stay again. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking and alligator spotting

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

There is only one pull through and it was used primarily by tent and trailer campers during our 4-day stay. Super clean restroom/bath house. Don't understand logic of only 30amp in main CG which has the only bathhouse. This section is the "big rig side". The equestrian side has mainly tents and smaller class b/c and trailers. Found this state park nice, restful, and beautiful. Trails were great for walking not biking. Road in/outside was horrible on suspension and very dirty/dusty. However, we love the tranquility and solitude of this park. We'll definitely be back. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderfully relaxing place to spend a few days. Camp Hosts were friendly and very helpful. Make swamp buggy tours reservations before you arrive; they get booked up very fast. Star gazing at night is incredible; no city lights to interfere. Wild life (birds, turkeys, etc.) all around. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our fourth time in this park. We love the prairie and the solitude. We always stay in the equestrian sites. Make sure to do all your shopping before you arrive. The closest grocery store is a long way away. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 170
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in the middle of a large prairie in the middle of no place FL. As you come into the park off blacktop, road is 5 miles long on a shell road with lots of dust to drive 10 MPH or less on to keep down the dust. Park has lots of nice trees to park under. You have two loops, one has 30 amps and water and other is the horse loop with 50 amps and water. Shower and bathhouse on the 30 amp loop only. It is a long 3/4 mile walk if you need to go from the 50 amp loop. Sites were level, had a table, fire ring, and trees were cut back so no problem to get in or out of site. Dump station was in correct place. Park has deer, wild turkeys, birds of all types and all walk around day and night. You will see gators as well in this park. Pack up everything you may need as Okeechobee is 41 miles south and the only place to buy anything or eat out. Verizon cell and air card did work but were weak. Rates were for FL senior citizen. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in site #24 in the newly renovated equestrian sites that have 50A/water. Site came with combo fire ring/grill and picnic table. Site was crushed limestone/shell. Plenty of room for larger RV's in horse sites. Lots of shade in site. Campground is in the middle of Florida, nowhere near anything. We only received 1 TV channel well w/o SAT. Very little phone reception. Many great hiking trails for horses, bikes or people. We saw deer, burrowing owls, crested caracaras, vultures, and other birds. Beautiful sunsets and clear stargazing. Burn ban in effect while we were here so no campfire, but park does sell firewood. Very nice bath house with washer and dryer. No playground or interpretive exhibits but ranger did come by site personally with a gator skull and fossils. Buggy ride was down during our stay. We would go back for the relaxation since it was quiet and peaceful during our stay. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived here on a Friday at approximately 11:45 and our site was not available yet. Unbeknown to us, check out is 1:00 and check in is not until 3:00. The previous campers did not leave until 1:00 on the nose. Now this would not be so bad if there was something to do. We sat in the rockers on the porch of the office and waited. Our site was 22 which is located on the equestrian camping area. The site is grassy and large but very little shade. In the summer time this could be an issue. There are sites with full shade but would not hold a large RV on the equestrian area. The biggest issue with the sites on the equestrian circle (sites 21-36) is the composite toilet only. There is one (1) unisex toilet only - no running water (no sink to wash your hands) and no shower. They claim it does not smell but I beg to differ. The family circle (sites 1-20) does have a bath house which appears to be recently built. We did not go into it to inspect. The family circle has more shaded camp sites but sites that would hold a big rig do not have shade. The nearest dumpster for trash (located at the dump station) from our site (22) was a good 3/4 mile walk. They offer no playgrounds for children. As noted by others who left reviews, the park is not near any stores. So make sure you have everything you need to camp. This parks boast about its hiking trails. There are miles and miles and miles of them. Most of the trails are in the open with only a couple locations that offer shade in the hammocks. The trails I walked are in soft sugar sand which makes walking difficult and strenuous at times. Since it is a prairie, the breeze did offer some comfort from the sun. I honestly would not recommend hiking these trails to any of my friends. They do offer a weekend motorized buggy ride at the park, and this is one reason for the soft sugar sand on the trails. As a Florida resident with only a 2 hour drive, I doubt we will return to this park. We love Florida State Parks, but this one has been a real disappointment. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our third year here! It's heavenly. It's quiet, remote and wonderful. We are staying in an equestrian site. They are more open and removed from the main campground. We camped at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in a Motorhome.

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