Moments: Sunrise at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

By: Kevin Mims


The rise and setting of the sun in Florida is a sight that is nothing short of breathtaking. While the scene over the state's beaches and coastline gets a good deal of the attention, sunrises and sunsets over our inland counties are equally as impressive. Be in the right place at the right time, and you’ll be blown away.

That was the case on this morning at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, a 54,000-acre wonderland about an hour north of Lake Okeechobee. My wife and I have been RV'ing for a little while now, but this was one of the first stops while getting the ropes with our new traveling lifestyle. The camping is great, the starry nights are unbelievable - and of course, the rising sun is out of this world.

Go there. It's about as far away as you can get from everything. Tip: while there, ride the roads at night and you'll see burrowing owls hunting in the ditches. Cool stuff.

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