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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park (Florida)

IDS Site Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park (Florida)

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Kissimmee Prairie is a land dominated by the great blue sky. Part of the Everglades headwaters, the preserve protects the largest remaining tract of Florida dry prairie, an ecosystem shaped by cycles of flooding and fire.

Many rare, threatened and endangered species inhabit this place, and the wide-open landscape means that bird-watchers and photographers have ample opportunity to catch sight of a grasshopper sparrow, crested caracara or burrowing owl.

Internationally recognized for its lack of light pollution, the night sky above the prairie is inky black — campers can spot the Milky Way without using telescopes or binoculars.


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33104 N.W. 192nd Ave. Okeechobee FL 34972

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UTC Offset:  -5
Latitude:  27.5839 (North)
Longitude:  -81.0636 (West)

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