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Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland

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#566 of 896 in Wildlife in Florida
The purpose of the Oakland Nature Preserve is to offer visitors an opportunity to explore, understand and cherish Central Florida's cultural and natural heritage.
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  • Beautifully made boardwalk to the Lake, showcasing their nature. Pros: Beautiful Sounds of nature - wonderful Unusual insects and a small alligator to be seen on our day Good toilet facilities at base...  more »
  • A beautiful place well worth a visit, the boardwalk through marsh and swamp out to the lake is wonderful, we saw several butterflies, birds insects and one small gator! Its quite shady if like us your...  more »
  • Nice few hours out. Spotted Bald Eagle, White Ibis, Anhinga, Osprey, Blue Jay, Great Blue Heron. Lovely little spot, nice boarded walkway, nice clean toilets and room with a touch table, fossils, etc....  more »
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  • A fantastic nature preserve with several trails and great scenery. They offer several daily events and only ask a small donation. To visit and walk the trails is completely free, but why wouldn't you donate? Keep it up!
  • Really nice place. A lot of great people put a lot of love, energy and time into this place. I'm from Chicago and wish we'd have more places like this that I could visit regularly to connect with nature that's native to the area. In 2003 my Americorps team and I completed a project at the ONC. In 1.5 months we planted a lot of the trees in the overlooking lot and surrounding areas. We were treated so well by everyone interested in the preserve. I came back to visit 15 years later and boy was it a great. Hike to lake Apopka was nice but once you get to the end, it's still as anti- climactic as I remember, so don't feel bad if you have to turn back. Although I will say that the walk back definitely feels much quicker. Either way I'd take time to read the, although semi faded, but well written signs about the local flora.
  • A very nice place to take a peaceful walk see some nature and all of the exhibits that they have are very interesting because they show how the old days were thank God we're not in them lots of things for the kids to look at
  • A cool community nature preserve. It's occasionally difficult to see the animals, but still a unique Oakland treasure.
  • Great area to get away and walk the beautiful trails. Nicely kept a fun afternoon.
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