Joe Overstreet Landing

This small county park is located on the east side of Lake Kissimmee, one of Florida's largest lakes. The park provides good views of the lake and surrounding wetlands. Travel to and from the site takes visitors through excellent central Florida prairie country.

Watchable Wildlife:
Check the open pastures and prairies along the roads for sandhill cranes, wild turkeys and, possibly, one of the whooping cranes that has been reintroduced to Florida. Crested caracaras, bluebirds, burrowing owls and swallow-tailed kites (spring & summer) are commonly seen along here. Once at the park, the boat landing is a good place to scan for bald eagles, snail kites, glossy and white ibises, limpkins, purple gallinules, black skimmers and shorebirds.

Osceola County (Lease holder)

site caretaker (407) 436-1966

From US 192 in St. Cloud, turn south on CR 523 (Vermont Ave), which becomes Canoe Creek Road. After about 20 miles, turn onto unpaved Joe Overstreet Road. It is 5.4 miles to the end of the road and the small county park.

Related Sites:
Other Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks

FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes eat aquatic invertebrates (insects, crustaceans and mollusks), small vertebrates (fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals), roots, acorns and berries.

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