The Kissimmee Chain of Lakes in the Central Florida area offers many opportunities to enjoy nature and tons of recreational outlets to enjoy. You can hike, fish, boat and much more on the clear lakes and natural areas surrounding the Chain of Lakes. There is approximately 100,000 acres of water within the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

The largest of the Kissimmee area lakes is Lake Tohopekaliga, or Lake Toho, and is one of the more popular lakes. Should you decide to fish on Lake Toho you will be fishing where the pros fish and compete in tournaments on Lake Toho. This 19,000-acre lake is home to bluegill, crappie, catfish and sunfish.

Not looking to fish, then spend the afternoon walking around and looking at wildlife native to the Central Florida area. After hiking, spread out a blanket and enjoy a picnic or take a rowboat out onto the lake. You will be amazed at all of the wildlife you see in the area. There are approximately 35 different species of wildlife, which can be found around the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

You may be able to see a bald eagle flying across the sky, a turtle resting on the bank, or run across a wild boar or a famous Osceola turkey as you take a stroll. It is also common to see uniquely designed and crafted spider webs among the trees. In the early mornings they are glistening with dew.


Do not forget your binoculars because you will want to catch a view of some of the birds, which have made their home in Central Florida. Some of the birds spotted along the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes include ibis, hawks, falcons, grouse, quail and herons. There have been rare sightings of the American Bald Eagle, the Sand Hill Crane and the Snail Kite, so make sure to have those cameras ready.

It has been said that this area is one of the best areas for birdwatchers to sit back and see a wide variety of species.

So whether you live in the Central Florida area or are visiting for a short time, make sure to find the time to head on over to the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and catch a glimpse of what nature has to offer.

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