Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

 

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:
The painted bunting is one of the most rapidly declining songbirds in the eastern U.S. Surveys show an astounding 4-6 percent annual decrease in its numbers from 1966 to 2007.

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