Booked Saturday-monday to get away from the hustle and bustle, easy drive from ft Lauderdale but a million miles away from work ;).
Saturday had a lot of kids. A LOT. Boy scout troop camping. But they went away Sunday and Monday, and the place was quiet. Enjoyed shooting trap, and had a pitfire all to myself.
Was disappointed the saloon was only open Saturday and Friday, as the next watering hole is 25 miles away in lake wales. Saturdays party was nice though, good live country band and dancing.
Went to the rodeo on Saturday to see what it's all about...I guess if you're into that-- but again, a lot of kids. And Im no "animal lover", but personally I don't see the honor or sport in a grown man kicking and slapping a baby calf to the point it is trying to jam it's head through the gate to escape, only to run around terrified from a mob of 100 kids trying to rip a ribbon of its tail. The horse riding tricks were impressive though.
All in all though, it was a couple of peaceful days surrounded by nature, and I enjoyed an excursion to Bok Tower gardens nearby.
Traveller from ft Lauderdale
Located on a river, this family-friendly resort is within 32 mi (52 km) of Lake Kissimmee State Park, Bok Tower Gardens, and …More
Part of the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area, Lake Wales was part of central Florida's building boom, with a historic downtown to prove it. It is also home to Spook Hill, a sort of optical illusion that makes a car in neutral seems as though it is traveling uphill.