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About Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Campgrounds in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
Stay the night at Kilpatrick Hammock Campground and you’ll fall asleep to the sound of wind rushing through 54,000 acres of prairie grass. Pretty...
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Just got back from a week camping trip. Loved this place! Had amazingly dark skies if you like star gazing. Lots of hiking trails and it was nice and quiet. The camp host Mary, Joan, Bruce & Darlene) were great and very knowledgeable about the park. They did run out of fire wood on a week it was actually chilly in Florida! Will be going back booked another stay as soon as we got home.
History of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
The pioneers benefited from the abundance of free roaming cattle left in Florida by the Spaniards. The 'crackers' drove herds to train depots or to the coasts then returned to their homesteads. There are several historic homestead sites within the land that is now Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. During World War II, the United States military obtained the land to conduct training missions. After the war, the property was returned to the 'crackers.' Potentially dangerous unexploded ordnances still exist within the Preserve.