Full of open grasslands with bison and horses, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is also one of the best places to go stargazing in Florida.
In 2016, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park was awarded Dark Sky Designation by the International Dark Sky Association. The only park in the state to be given the honor, you won’t find a better place for stargazing in Florida.
Even though all State Parks close at sunset, there are still ways to see the night sky! You can reserve a campsite to stay overnight or reserve an astronomy pad site. Note that with either of these options, you will have to arrive before sundown.
If you hold a Florida State Parks Family Annual Pass, you can also simply go to the ranger’s office and sign up for an after-hours permit. This would grant you access to the park’s common use areas after dark!