KICCO Wildlife Management Area


The KICCO Wildlife Management Area is located in Lake Wales, Florida and is an off-the-beaten path destination for animal lovers. The area is part of East Polk County between the Avon Park Bombing Range and Lake Kissimmee. It is about 46 miles east of Vero Beach and seven miles from the nearest town of Kicco. There is no entrance fee to enter the park. Hiking is one of the most popular activities at the park and the trailhead features parking for visitors. There are no water sources or restrooms at the trailhead or throughout the area, so come prepared and bring plenty of water for the hike. The trail is about 13 miles long and is considered a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail system. The area is filled with water moccasins, which are a type of very poisonous and aggressive snake. It is important to watch where you walk and be aware of their presence. You may also want to brush up on your snake anti-venom methods just in case. Another of the hiking areas is the three mile trail that connected the northern and southern ends of the area. There is no shade and the trail is located on a dirt road near the Kissimmee River, which means there is a tendency to get really muddy. The area features three primitive campsites, located about one mile, seven miles and ten miles from the trailhead.

Thomas Campbell
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Nov 22, 2016 @ 10:10 am
I was wondering on how to gain access to the hunting area. I have a hog permit for this weekend, the 26 and 27 of Nov. I wanted to come out and do some scouting prior to this weekend. There's no one on the gate. I was told to contact someone at Kicco and that they will send you code to get thru, is this true? Thank you, Tom Campbell

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