A 5,930-acre (24 km²) 15 miles (24 km) east of Lake Wales. It contains floodplain, forest, prairie, hammock, flatwoods and LakesKissimmee, Tiger, and Rosalie. The park is home to 50 species of threatened or endangered plants and animals.
Activities include boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing as well as camping, hiking, horseback riding, and nature viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are two hundred species of birds, including the bald eagle,snail kite and whooping crane. Other animals are bobcat, grey fox and wild turkey, as well as white-tailed deer, sandhill crane, fox squirrel and otter.
Amenities include thirteen miles (19 km) of hiking trails and six miles (10 km) of horse trails and fishing docks. The park’s sixty full facility campsites are located in an oak hammock. There are two primitive campsites and a youth camping area. More than 30,000 acres (120 km²) of lakes are accessible from the park.
Florida’s cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida “cow hunters” in an 1876-era cow camp. Including Florida scrub cattle, the cow camp is open on weekends and holidays from October through May 1.