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Date: 10/19/2016 2:43:00 PM

Camp overnight at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Be sure to check out its Cow Camp, a living history demonstration modeled after a working 1870s camp, with a “cow hunter” and cracker cattle. Zip across treetops, dine with knights, reel in big fish and go

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Offshore fishing much improved

Sun Sentinel

Date: 10/18/2016 3:29:00 PM

Despite high water levels from Hurricane Matthew, Dan Potts caught 10 fish weighing a total of 34.83 pounds Saturday and Sunday to win the Everglades Bassmasters of South Florida season-ending tournament on Lake Kissimmee out of Grape Hammock. Potts

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Evans, Magnatta Combine for 21.20 Pounds on Kissimmee in Bass Assassins Tournament

Date: 10/17/2016 6:27:00 PM

Will Evans and Joe Magnatta produced a 21.20-pound limit of five bass on Lake Kissimmee Saturday to win the Bass Assassins of Polk County tournament out of Camp Mack. Erik Tilson and Chandler Cornelius were close behind with 20.35 pounds. George Kirkland

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Lake Kissimmee

Date: 10/12/2016 10:21:20 AM

Lake Kissimmee is a 34,948-acre lake located 40 miles south of Orlando and 18 miles east of Lake Wales. There are quite a few fish camps in the area. For further information on Lake Kissimmee or a listing of the fish camps, please contact the Kissimmee

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The Void


Date: 10/6/2016 9:59:00 AM

“That’s spreading, all tests show its elements are arriving in Tampa, and as far east as Lake Kissimmee.” “Arsenic?” He nods his shaved head and draws again from his vape pen. “Eventually we’ll have to tell them,” I say. “There’s a

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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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