Florida's cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida "cow hunters" in an 1876-era cow camp. White-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and bobcats have been seen in the park, located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger, and Rosalie. Visitors enjoy boating, canoeing, and fishing in the picturesque lakes. Nature students can hike over 13 miles of trails to observe and study the abundant plant and animal life. Six miles of trails are open to equestrians. A large, shaded picnic area with pavilions is available. The park has full-facility campsites, as well as a primitive camping facility. The youth camping area can accommodate up to 50 people. The dark skies make stargazing a popular nighttime activity for campers. Located off State Road 60 15 miles east of Lake Wales.

This is a great cool season trail since it has a lot of sun exposure. It’s amazing to see how much the lake edge changes year to year, and that’s a great place to see eagles and sometimes snail kites.

4 months ago

The northern section is exposed, so best saved for cooler months. The southern section before the trail crosses the road goes through pine flat woods, which can be wet in the rainy season but is always pleasant.

I love this trail- great migrant birding and welcome shade in the hot months

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6 months ago

Flat terrain. Most of it is in a beautiful forest with sprawling fern covered oak trees.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked with my wife and 3 kids under 12. This trail is mostly in the sun with a prairie on one side and a forest on the other. It was hot! May 16. We made it to the lake and were attacked by mosquitos!! We turned back and didn't take the trek along the lake. We did see two deer, a bald eagle and some normal wildlife.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Not for mtb

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Trails not well paved, don't seem to be maintained, broken and burnt branches on the trail and some parts with a lot of sand, wasn't a enjoyable ride.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Camped here, nobody was there 10/10 would recommend and do again

hiking
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Beautiful hike got to see a family of Deer.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

great place to camp and relax and the trails are best during the late fall thru late winter. Very enjoyable!

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2011

The North and Buster Trail is actually 2 trails. The Buster Island Loop Trail is 6.7 miles long. The North Loop Trail is 6 miles. I only completed the Buster Island Loop for this trip. I plan to go back and cover the North Loop. I had a little difficulty finding the beginning of the trail. There is a kiosk with trail map and you can also get one as you enter the park from the ranger station. There was a fee of $4 to get in. I think I got a dollar off because I was on a motorcycle though. To find the beginning of the Buster Island trail walk to the canal (from the trailhead parking) and look to the right. You will see 2 bridges. The second bridge will take you to the horse trailer parking. That is where the trail begins. There are some other trails in the park also. The Gobbler Ridge Trail and the Cow Camp Trail. The Cow Camp Trail is worth checking out. There is a Cow Camp on the Trail that is supposed to be back in time. These trails are in the Kissimmee State Park.

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