Exploring Yeehaw Junction
A crossroads at the southeastern corner of Osceola County, Yeehaw Junction is best known for its unusual name, which springs from Florida’s frontier past.
Cattle drives once regularly passed through, headed south along the Kissimmee River. At 60 mph, it’s a half hour to pretty much anything in any direction other than natural lands.
To the west, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area sweeps along the eastern boundary of the Kissimmee River chain of lakes, and is traversed by the Florida Trail across its entire length.
To the east, the St. Johns River rises from vast marshes at Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area and starts flowing north.
Blue Cypress Lake, one of the first lakes in the river of lakes that is the St. Johns River, is a popular destination for paddlers because of its remoteness and natural beauty.