Three Lakes - Trail 5 and 19

Kenansville, Florida (Osceola County)

Last Updated: 06/19/2020
3 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 3.82 miles
Highest Elevation: 81 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Kenansville
Nearest Town w/ Services: Kenansville
Official Road Name: Road 5 and Road 19
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Northeast


Highlight: Three Lakes - Trail 5 and 19
Roads 5 and 19 are located in Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area which consists of almost 55,000 acres in Osceola County. Three Lakes gets its name from three lakes: Kissimmee, Jackson, and Marian. Lake Kissimmee is the largest lake in this WMA. Both Lake Kissimmee and Lake Marian have Observation Towers. When arriving on Road 5, the scene is forest but continue advancing and the scenery changes to prairie; specifically wet prairie. Road 5 and 19 are well maintained but there are spots where vehicles will need to splash through some water. Drivers, equestrians, wildlife watchers, and hikers can expect to see deer, quail, and plenty of birds thriving in Three Lakes WMA.


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1. Trailhead from FL-523 (0 mi)
The trailhead is easily identified by the "Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area" sign. Nearby is a spot to load/unload horses.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Keanansville, Florida

At the intersection of FL-441 and South Canoe Creek, turn west onto South Canoe Creek. Stay on South Canoe Creek for 11.5 miles and look for a green and tan, "Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area" sign. Turn left onto Road 5 and the trailhead starts here.



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Jeff Bulat

Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast located in the central Florida area. He enjoys exploring Florida's less traveled roads, visiting historic sites, and getting away from the city. While on trails Jeff is a huge supporter of tread lightly and believes in, "take out what you take in." A love for vehicles has recently brought Jeff to the world of off-roading. He is still new to the game but is enthusiastic about learning new techniques, vehicles, equipment, technology, and bringing all together to contribute to TrailsOffoad.
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