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Wounded Veterans Can Hunt and Fish on State Forests, Private Lands at No Cost With Operation Outdoor Freedom

fishology.blogs.theledger.com

Date: 1/19/2017 2:10:00 PM

Fishing at Grape Hammock Fish Camp on Lake Kissimmee, where a first-class OOF facility recently opened nearby, and hunts for turkey and hogs at Peace River State Forest are included. The Operation Outdoor Freedom initiative, with events organized and

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Together Panthers and Ranchers can Keep Florida Wild

National Geographic Society

Date: 1/19/2017

My next chat was with Cary Lightsey, who’s 64. We had paddled to his family’s Lake Kissimmee ranch on Day 48 on the 2012 expedition. The Lightseys have ranched in central Florida since the 1850s and have protected nearly 90 percent of their land with

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Catch a Fish at One of These Perfect Lakes for Fishing

thebesttravelplaces.com

Date: 1/11/2017 5:54:00 AM

Sunny Florida is surrounded by ocean, but has many land-based water features as well. Lake Kissimmee is a popular place for bass fishing and anglers flock to the lake from miles around to try their skill at catching one of the huge bass fish. Lily pads are

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LAKE KISSIMMEE SP, FL

reserveamerica.com

Date: 12/30/2016 4:00:00 PM

Reservations must be made 1 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance. Visitors pay a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee (per reservation, not per night) when making a reservation online or using the call center. This fee is

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The Reel Deal: Visiting serviceman lands a Trophy Catch

Around Osceola

Date: 12/30/2016 11:11:00 AM

He returns here every spring to Central Florida to fish the three-day military tournament out of Camp Mac on Lake Kissimmee. This past spring he placed second with a three-day total of 61.5 pounds. He really looks forward to this tournament every year

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• Surface Area: 44,000 Acres
Lake Kissimmee is located mostly in Osceola County, but the western shore, and a small part of the lake, is in Polk County. There are at least five islands in the lake, with the largest being Brahma Island in the south. Lake Kissimmee draws international birdwatchers to it's waters every year. The Joe Overstreet Road access to the lake is an birdwatchers paradise. With opportunities to view bald eagles, shorebirds, sandhill cranes, black vultures, and whooping cranes.

Sitting on the shoreline of the lake is the Lake Kissimmee State Park which provides recreation for lake goers. Within the park is 13 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of horseback riding trails. The park also provides 60 campsites with full facilities. There are also two primitive camping sites and a youth camping area. Other activities to be enjoyed in the park include boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and nature viewing. Wildlife viewing is one of the main attractions of the park and lake. Some of the species that can be found in the park include two hundred species of birds, bobcats, grey foxes, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, sandhill cranes, fox squirrels and otters. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.

The Cow Camp is also located in the park. It is a living history site that depicts an 1876 cattle camp, including Florida scrub cattle. Local cattlemen were commonly referred to as Cracker cowboys. Cow Camp is open on weekends and holidays from October through May 1.

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