The pristine waters of Lake Kissimmee are known for producing loads of largemouth bass and provide spectacular views of wildlife and unique ecosystems along its shores. At nearly 40,000-acres, it is Polk County’s largest lake.

Fishing in Central Florida

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 boats aren’t able to venture. The result is mature fish that have had few encounters with aggressive angler AKA a wealth of 5+ pound bass. Lake Kissimmee is a big lake, the largest in Polk County, in fact.

Local Fishing Guides

Captain Scott Taylor of TMC Guide Services will be happy to help you find largemouth bass, sunshine bass, bluegills, shell crackers and speckled perch (crappies) in Lake Kissimmee, Tenoroc Fishing Management Area or Winter Haven's Chain of Lakes. We encourage you to let TMC Guide Service plan your Florida fishing vacation. 

Freshwater Fishing in Central Florida
Freshwater Fishing in Central Florida

Lake Kissimmee State Park

Central Florida Guided Segway Tours

Are you ready for a Lake Kissimmee State Park tour like no other? Hop aboard one of Backtrail Adventures’ Segway x2 Personal Transporters for a guided tour of the park’s pristine Florida landscape.

Lake Kissimmee State Park
Lake Kissimmee State Park

Wildlife Viewing

It’s been said that Lake Kissimmee shores provide a perfect vantage point for viewing the largest non-migratory bald eagle population in the continental United States.

Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Rentals

So you’re craving a water adventure, but you don’t happen to own a boat. No worries, friend. You can rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards at Lake Kissimmee State Park’s marina for two, four or eight hours at a time.

Camp store telephone: 863-696-4888.

Kayaking in Central Florida
Kayaking in Central Florida

Kayak the Everglades Paddling Trail

Lake Kissimmee State Park just so happens to be a stop on the Everglades Paddling Trail, which allows paddlers to experience the Greater Everglades Ecosystem with a trek from Florida Bay to our Central Florida waters.

Lake Kissimmee Boat Ramps

Before you float your boat, you’ve got to launch it. Lake Kissimmee has several options for launching your vessel including ramps at Lake Kissimmee State Park, Camp Mack's River Resort and Coleman Landing at Shady Oaks Recreation Area, which is on the south end of the lake.

Don't have a boat? Westgate River Ranch Resort has a full service marina located just off the Kissimmee River. Rent a boat, go on a thrilling airboat ride, or view wildlife from atop a swamp buggy.

Camping at Lake Kissimmee State Park

Lake Kissimmee State Park has got your camping needs covered with everything from electric and water hook up sites to primitive camping areas. Well behaved pets are welcome, and a couple sites have handy amenities including picnic tables, grills and paved pathways that lead to accessible restrooms and showers.

Camp Mack’s River Resort is as cool as the name implies and offers loads of camping options including RV sites, cabins and a motel. Camp Mack’s also boasts a clubhouse, restaurant, saloon, airboat tours and guided fishing tours.

Address / Location

14248 Camp Mack Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33898
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Contact Info

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863-696-1112

Hours of Operation

Park Open Daily 7:00 a.m. - Dusk
Boat Launches Dawn - Dusk

Trip Advisor Logo Reviews

5 Star Rating

Turkeys, deer, hog, gopher tortoises, rabbits, birds, alligators, armodillas ...The cow camp was open 4th of July, which is a living history exhibit. The ranger did a fantastic job storytelling about... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Lake Kissimmee State Park is the best in Florida. The wildlife is beautiful and abundant. The facilities are clean. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Take the whole family. Be sure to visit the... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

We have been here several times. We camp with just a tent and the sites are surrounded by vegetation and seem so private. Bathroom facilities are great, hosts are always very friendly. This is a... Read Full Review

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