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High near 89; tropical storm likely to form today | Tropics, radar


Date: 9/27/2016 5:50:00 AM

A few storms may produce wind gusts to around 35 knots. Thunderstorms mainly south of a Lake Kissimmee to Melbourne line this afternoon and evening may produce locally heavy rainfall amounts up to 2 to 3 inches in isolated spots. An east swell will

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FWC working with groups on hydrilla management plan

Around Osceola

Date: 9/22/2016 5:06:00 AM

“It’s not good up here. Tournaments on this chain are won from fish caught down in Lake Kissimmee,” he said. “There’s too much hydrilla on the lake. Toho is sick.” Noted angler Terry Seagraves said some of the areas of topped-out hydrilla is in

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Palmer: Kissimmee River restoration long time coming

The Ledger

Date: 9/17/2016 5:39:00 PM

You can also reach the river from Lake Kissimmee, which has a handful of public and private access points. Riverwoods Field Lab in Lorida offers group tours of the river. Your group can contact the lab, which is connected to Florida Atlantic University's

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Lake Kissimmee

Date: 9/17/2016 5:00:00 PM

Although it’s well known that Lake Kissimmee produces quality largemouth bass catches, the fishing pressure remains light as bass and other species have ample area to hide bed along its heavily vegetated shores and in areas of the lake where conventional

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From the Editor: Tom Palmer leaves a great legacy

The Ledger

Date: 9/16/2016 7:24:00 AM

For both, Tom spent time outdoors, explaining the county and state's biodiversity, including local places like the Lake Wales Ridge, the Green Swamp and Lake Kissimmee. He also remembers the stories that were most challenging, like one 30 or so years ago

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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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