The Kissimmee River begins in Osceola County as it flows from East Lake Tohopekaliga. It continues on through Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Cypress, Lake Hatchineha and through to Lake Kissimmee. Originally a natural flood plane, The Kissimmee River meandered for 134 miles.
A tree that has dominated Florida’s wetlands for around 6,500 years, the bald cypress, was also historically an important economical product for the early settlers. By the 1930s Florida was the nation’s leader in cypress tree products. The cypress tree was popular for roof shingles, clocks, tables and mulch, and since has since earned Florida’s protection. One of the most flood resistant trees in the world; the cypress tree’s specialized root system known as ‘knees’, supplies the tree with oxygen by growing up out of the water sometimes in excess of ten feet.
Apr. 10, 2013 - ORLANDO, Fla. -- Wild Florida Airboats (http://wildfloridairboats.com/), an airboat tour and wildlife park attraction located in St. Cloud, Florida, is pleased to announce they will be participating in March for Babies on May 4th at the St. Cloud Lakefront. Wild Florida and the Munns family are forming a team and would encourage support from anyone that would like to join their walkers or give a donation to help reach their goal of $1,000.
Did you know that Wild Florida offers Orlando's only Everglades Airboat Tour and Wildlife Park Experience? It's true! Come check us out to see for yourself!