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Basin countries  United States
Max. width  10.7 km (6.6 mi)
Area  141.4 km²
Width  10.7 km
Max. length  24 km (15 mi)
Average depth  5 feet (1.5 m)
Surface elevation  15 m
Length  24 km
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Location  Osceola County, Florida, Polk County, Florida
Surface area  141.43 km (54.61 sq mi)

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Lake Kissimmee is a lake located about 15 mi (24 km) east of Lake Wales, Florida, USA. The lake is almost entirely in Osceola County, but the western shore, and a small part of the lake, is in Polk County.

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Map of Lake Kissimmee, Florida 34739, USA

Lake Kissimmee State Park is rich with wildlife, including bald eagles, white tailed deer, alligators, ospreys, bobcats, turkeys, and sandhill cranes. The main attraction is its "cow camp" where visitors can learn about 1876 era Florida cowboys.

The Joe Overstreet Road access to the lake is an internationally known area for birdwatching, with sandhill cranes, introduced whooping cranes, bald eagles, black vultures, and shorebirds prominent.

There are at least five islands in the lake. The largest is Brahma Island in the south. It is followed in size by Sturm Island in the north, which is separated from the mainland only by a narrow waterway. The other islands are Bird Island, Rabbit Island and Ox Island in the eastern part of the lake. Also Ox Island is separated from the mainland only by a very narrow waterway.

References

Lake Kissimmee Wikipedia


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