Exploring St. Cloud
Once the heart of frontier Florida and home to the Silver Spurs rodeo, St. Cloud is a bustling community to the east of Kissimmee and south of metro Orlando.
Driving US 192 today, it’s almost impossible to determine where Kissimmee ends and St. Cloud begins. But each are independent cities with their own historic downtowns along a lakefront.
For St. Cloud, East Lake Tohopekaliga is the waterfront, where Lakefront Park affords a waterfront walk and a pier.
Southwest of downtown, natural lands cluster along the marshy shores of Lake Tohopekaliga, near where the Florida Trail follows the Bill Johnston Memorial Bike path north to Kissimmee.
East of the city, more lakefront conservation lands like Lake Lizzie Conservation Area, Triple N Ranch WMA, and Bull Creek WMA provide extensive hiking, biking, and equestrian opportunities.
Small motor courts and older motels provide accommodations along US 192. One of our favorite stops on any visit is The Catfish Place, a long-established eatery serving up big portions of seafood.