Kissimmee Prairie Preserve appears above, an excellent amateur astronomer friendly Florida dark sky site (not in Kissimmee) image by Jason W. Higley
FLORIDA DARK SKY SITES
GOOGLE MAPS SCROLLABLE EARTH AT NIGHT MAP BELOW
TIP: Toggle the "City Lights 2012" check box to see the steady regular map.
This image is a composite assembled from data acquired by the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.
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Visit the International Dark Sky Association's website to learn more about what we all can do about light pollution.
Some Known Florida Amateur Astronomy Locations:
Big Cypress National Preserve - off of Tamiami Trail East (also see Kirby Storter Roadside park below for another Big Cypress Preserve location.)
Chiefland Astronomy Village - see their stars parties via the Chiefland Observers! LINK UPDATED
Fakahatchee Strand Reserve (a.k.a. 'The Fack'), off I-75 - touch base with someone at Everglades Astronomical Society to see when they're out there or see their calendar.
Farrout Observatory, Dade City, FL "Where Tampa's Astronomers Cluster"
Kirby Storter Roadside Park - It's surrounded by the pristine Big Cypress Preserve. Here's a google maps link that shows it clearly too. See this 'street view' to see the site!!! Looks like it's free too.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve -not in Kissimmee, it has astro observing sites too, check with them for info here at this link http://www.floridastateparks.org/kissimmeeprairie/
Osceola National Forest site of NEFAS (open to all)
Shiloh Site at Canaveral National Seashore (used by Brevard Astronomical Society)
Shired Island in Dixie FL
Spanish Harbor Key - Site of the Winter Star Party
Withlacoochee River Park (county park with fees) - see http://www.stpeteastronomyclub.org/viewing.php for more info.