aerial photo of three lakes
"Across the unique broad, flat palmetto prairie of Florida, it is possible to see a cow two miles away,
just as it was a century ago."
- Mark Derr, Some Kind of Paradise

Within an hour's drive of Disney World is the Kissimmee Prairie, one of the largest remaining expanses of dry prairie in the United States. A significant portion of the Kissimmee Prairie has been preserved within the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area. Named for the three lakes that border the area (Lake Kissimmee, Lake Jackson, and Lake Marian), Three Lakes offers ample opportunities for hunting, fishing, birding, nature study, hiking, horseback riding, and biking.

Fish for bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, largemouth bass, and catfish, or hunt for the famed Osceola turkey, wild-hog, or white-tailed deer. Hike along the Florida National Scenic Trail and enjoy the colorful flush of wildflowers in the spring and fall.

 




FWC Facts:
Spring and summer are the best times to listen for the elusive 5-inch Bachman's sparrow. Their song begins with a loud, clear whistle followed by an extended trill.

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