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Everglades Trail Kiosk #5, Kissimmee Prairie

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Kiosk #5
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
33104 NW 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve offers many recreational activities for visitors, such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, and more.
Phone: (863) 462-5360
website: www.floridastateparks.org/kissimmeeprairie/

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Above: Typical palm hammock that you will see in this area and around Lake Okeecobee area.

Another kiosk where you have to travel pretty far into the park to see, but the scenic drive makes it enjoyable. And Jan was really nice at the park office.

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The Kissimmee Prairie is known as a dry prairie, even though it is along the Kissimmee River basin. It is home of many endangered birds, and was the home of the last wild colony of Carolina Parakeets, that became extinct in 1918. A monument to the parakeets is at the park office near the campground.
Visited 11/5/2012.

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Above: Monument to the Carolina Parakeet. Wild hogs are an issue right now, which is why the ground is torn up.

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Above: Leaving the park, I had to get a photo of the wood storks hanging around this cattle pond.
Current Location:
the hammock
Current Mood:
accomplished accomplished
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