3955 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, FL 34772
Camp Lonesome is one of Osceola County’s conservation areas. It is 2,443 acres and is located south of St. Cloud and east of Canoe Creek Road. The property supports several imperiled or rare ecological communities and wildlife species. Camp Lonesome is an excellent mosaic of mixed hardwood wetland swamps, wet prairies, cypress ponds and pine flatwood communities. Wildlife on site consists of white tailed deer, wild turkey, gopher tortoises and variety of bird species, including crested caracara, barred owl and Eastern meadowlark.
The diverse ecosystems of the Lake X Property, including dense pine uplands and ancient cypress swamps make it a bird watcher’s paradise. The 2500 acres of equestrian trails are home to an array of species including wild turkey, osprey, wood stork, white ibis, blue herons, sand hill cranes, red shouldered hawks, owls, eagles, Florida kite, kill deer, cardinals, woodpeckers, and many migratory birds. In addition to the numerous species of birds, there is a thriving herd of Florida white tail deer that can be seen in abundance throughout the property. Because of the unique and exclusive nature of the Lake X Property, you are bound to encounter nature in action and you will observe many types of flora and trees such as bald cypress, oaks, ferns, and air plants. Although civilization is only miles away, you will feel as if you are experiencing Old Florida as it once was.
Twin Oaks is accessible by Henry Partin Road, south of Neptune Road and is located at 2001 Macy Island Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Twin Oaks Conservation Area is characterized by 370 acres of improved pastures, live oak hammocks, wet prairies, freshwater marshes, shrub wetlands and remnant cypress. The first phase of land restoration required over 45,000 new native plants to be introduced by hand. Twin Oaks provides a conservation area for native Florida wildlife.
Lake Lizzie Conservation Area is a 1,076 acre preserve located on Lake Lizzie, Bay Lake and Trout Lake in the Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. This beautiful mosaic landscape is located off east US192 in St. Cloud. The property protects important ecological communities such as lakes, wet prairies, freshwater marsh, wetland hardwood swamp/bay swamp, scrubby pine flatwoods and the imperiled sand pine scrub and xeric oak scrub. The diversity of communities represented within the preserve increase the potential for utilization by many protected species indigenous to the region. Several unique and important species, such as gopher tortoises, sandhill cranes, osprey, limpkins and wood storks have all been observed at the property. Several listed plant species, such as slender club moss, hooded pitcher plant, sand holly, cinnamon fern and the big yellow milkwort are also found on the property.
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