Shingle Creek Regional Park is an ecological and historical site offering guests plenty of outdoor activities including hiking, paddling, cycling, and fishing. Located amidst the hustle of the nearby theme parks and tourist attractions, it is a surprising haven for people as well as wildlife. And because of the emphasis on historical and ecological preservation, it is a fun place to learn about the history and wildlife of the area. Shingle Creek and Lake Toho are considered the northernmost headwaters of the Florida Everglades. The creek trail is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterways in Florida because part of it winds through narrow channels in old-growth cypress swamps. If you prefer to cycle or hike, the Shingle Creek Regional Trail meanders through 4.5 miles of pristine land along the Creek and through the forests. Shingle Creek Regional Park is made up of multiple properties that were purchased at different times. This can be confusing because there are different points of access to the park throughout Osceola County. The main access points for visitors are:
Steffee Landing Location (on the eastern shore of Shingle Creek – 4266 W. Vine Street) features convenient canoe/kayak launch on Shingle Creek, hiking trails, fishing pier, restrooms, vending machines, pavilions, and kayak/canoe/paddleboard rentals from the Paddling Center at Shingle Creek. They also rent bicycles for use on the Shingle Creek Regional Trail
Steffee Homestead Location (on the western shore of Shingle Creek – 4280 W. Vine Street) has historical structures, hiking trails, and a pavilion. The Steffee Landing and Homestead Locations are connected via a footbridge over the creek.
Babb Landing (2491 Babb Road) is located at the northern end of Shingle Creek Regional Park. This section is comprised of pine flatwoods, wet and dry prairies, oak hammocks, and hardwood wetlands. Babb Landing is the site of the newly relocated Pioneer Village.