Amenities & Community Features
Direct Access to Lake
Lake Istokpoga is a 26,762.9-acre freshwater lake, fed by two creeks, Arbuckle Creek and Josephine Creek.
The lake is approximately 5 miles wide by 10 miles long. It is considered the fifth largest lake in the state of Florida, and among the best fishing lakes for wide mouth bass, croppie, and catfish.
Enclosed, Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
Our residents can enjoy swim classes for the novice swimmer or improve upon their technique, participate in water aerobics and exercise classes, attend pool parties, or just a relaxing dip at the end of a long day!
Community Citrus Groves
Residents are welcome to pick their own citrus in our Community Groves, choosing from several varieties of oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes!
Enjoy fresh squeezed orange juice or lemonade any time, or taste the many varieties of oranges at the height of their season, right off the tree!
Banquet Style Seating for 200 people, full service kitchen, stage and sound system.
Our Fellowship Center is the place to be for our many community activities including Coffee Hour, Music Nights, Dances, Potluck Carry-ins, Game Nights and more!
A multi-use building featuring billiards tables, a large screen TV, seating for approximately 50 people, an assortment of games, and a selection of cardiovascular exercise equipment, including a treadmill, bowflex, elliptical, and exercise bike.
Residents can begin their day with an invigorating workout, have a friendly game of pool, have a watch party for their favorite team during playoffs, or a card tournament.
The Palms Estates has just dedicated a NEW Library with a media Lounge! With plenty to choose from - whether your tastes lean toward fiction, nonfiction, biographies, mysteries, art, philosophy, or current events, we'll have something to stir your interest! We have well over 2000 books, periodicals, and magazines.
Our Book Club meets every other Tuesday during High Season!
Practice Driving Range
Practice your swing and get some exercise on the south field of our community.
Then sign up for one of our weekly golf outings (during season) at one of the many local Golf Courses.
The game of kings - played by King Henry VIII, who forbade commoners from playing!
Our residents have regularly scheduled weekly games on our outdoor shuffleboard court!
In horseshoes, there are two ways to score: by throwing "ringers" or by throwing the horseshoe nearest to the stake. This scoring system gives rise to the popular expression "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades". Spend some time outside and make some new friends playing a few rounds of horseshoes on our regulation size pits!
Wood Working and Craft Shop
If you can build it, we've got the tools you need to do it. Our talented residents use the workshop to practice their craft and hone their skills!
Fish Cleaning House
You caught them, now it's time to clean them! There's nothing more satisfying than a perfectly seasoned filet, fresh caught in your own backyard - whether it's dinner for two, or a backyard fish fry for you and 20 of your closest friends!
Outdoor Barbeque Grill
From Hog Roasts to Weiner Roasts, we do community meals rights!
We've got some real Grill Masters here, and there's always room for more! Bring your lawn chairs and your mountain pie fixin's, kick back, and relax!
Nature Trails Nearby
The Palms Estates is the ideal location for hikers, bird watchers and nature lovers.
We're an easy 1/2 hour drive or less from many parks, trail heads, and wildlife refuges, including the impressive Highlands Hammock State Park, Kissimmee River Prairie Park, Istokpoga Park, Arbuckle Creek, Florida Cracker Trail, and more. Be sure to bring a camera!
There's always something to do here at the Palms Estates.
Check out our Current Events Page for a detailed listing of activities. From Golf Outings to one of the many nearby Golf Courses, to High Teas, to Hoe Downs, we've got something for everyone!