Split Oak ForestCurrently Open
- Address: Clapp Simms Duda Rd, Orlando, FL 32832, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4072546840
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Forest, Park, Wildlife Park, Lake, Nature
Split Oak Forest - Review
Orlando is surrounded by picturesque spaces that offer rejuvenation and recluse from an otherwise busy city of Orlando. The Split Oak Forest Mitigation Park is a nature’s haven that surrounds two lakes—Lakes Hart and Mary Jane—and also a county park, Moss Park. The park has been interestingly named after its giant, 200-year old oak tree that was split about 50 years ago and continues to grow even till today. Full of wild trails to walk down on and varied terrain, this attraction makes up for one of the important attractions of Orlando.
Split Oak Forest Information
- There are two viewing platforms/overlooks along the hiking trail - one on the South Trail and one on the Lake Loop overlooking Bonnet Pond.
Split Oak Forest Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Split Oak Forest by Public Transport
- Rent a car from city centre.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Split Oak Forest
1.45% of people who visit Orlando include Split Oak Forest in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
50% of people start their Split Oak Forest visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Split Oak Forest
60% of people prefer walking in order to reach Split Oak Forest
Split Oak Forest Trips
Split Oak Forest, Orlando Reviews
Lovely well maintained trails, lots of nature and animals abound. During my most recent hike we spotted 2 deer that jumped across the path in front of us as well as small animal tracks and more birds and butterflies than I could count. Saw giant yellow swallowtail butterflies, mockingbirds and sand cranes to name a few. Will be back!
Honestly pretty boring. Some spiders, insects, birds. Trails are just big old firebreaks.
Trail markers are very confusing if you start at the opposite side of the park on the trailhead but still had some thick mossy oak which was awesome and a change up with the swamp towards the end. Once you enter the park too the whole area is well maintained with restroom facilities, picnic areas, and recreation areas. The lake Mary Jane is also gorgeous and ginormous with a beautiful boardwalk dock out into it!!
Don't start at the South entrance in the middle of a hot summer day, unless you want the real Florida/Outback experience, bugs and all. I did just that, but I look forward to going to the Moss Park entrance on a cool morning or evening.
Great place make sure you bring bugspary, sunblock, hat and water.