What Can You Do at Lake Okeechobee in Florida?


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Attractions around the Lake Okeechobee area in Florida include Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation, Quail Creek Plantation and Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area Trailhead. Additional attractions include Florida Airboat Charters, Eaglebay Airboat Rides, Marsh Beast Airboat Tours and Wagon Wheel Horse Farm Day Rides.

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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park offers tourists 54,000 acres for wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, biking and exploration. The dry prairie and wetland habitat at the park are home to several endangered plants and animals, including the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow. At certain times of the year visitors can experience ranger-led prairie buggy tours through the park.

Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation is a wildlife care facility that rescues and cares for injured wild animals, and which returns them to their homes upon full recovery. It also serves as an education center for the public, and visitors can view the animals present at the facility.

Quail Creek Plantation offers acres of land where hunters can pursue quail and engage in other outdoor activities, such as buggy rides. Lodging is also available on-site. As of 2015, the plantation is affiliated with several hunting and conservation organizations.

Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area Trailhead offers opportunities for bird watching, hiking, bicycling and wildlife viewing.

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