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Orlando Wetlands Park

Address: FL
Phone Number: 407-568-1706
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Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Florida
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
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Waycross, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went to the Orlando Wetlands Park looking for some wildlife photo opportunities. I did not walk a long way, but I did see a Great Blue Heron, a Great Egret and a flock of Sand Hill Cranes. However, they were pretty far off. The wetlands are so large, it is hard to get a close up of the wildlife. The... More 

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Savannah, GA
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155 reviews 155 reviews
82 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of our favorite Nature spots in Florida. Didn't get to visit last year because we were in the area January. They are closed between Nov and January. The best part of this visit was actually getting close enough to a pair of crested Caracara to be able to take pictures. We have seen them in the distance before, but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

In some ways this up there with Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge where you can see many of the same birds and animals. It is clearly a great place for birding, and apparently this is the place to see a Purple Gallinule (although I wasn't so lucky when I visited). It is an absolutely beautiful nature setting with walking trails... More 

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We've come here several times with different groups of friends and family and it's always a great day. Come on a weekend and call ahead to be sure they're offering the guided golf-cart tours for an extra-special time. The wildlife is amazing. The diversity of bird life rivals the Ding Darling Reserve in Sanibel. Plus there are great opportunities for... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I loved the park and the ability to see several species of birds with little walking (note little is less than 6 miles total for the trip). The park has a few different ecosystems so it draws several types of birds from the Bald Eagle to small water birds. With luck you can reign in the quad-fecta and see a... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We visited one of our favourite spots in Orlando in late April 2014 to discover that many of the 'wetlands' were anything but wet, as they had been drained and various diggers and bulldozers were doing heaven-knows-what there. In what water remained we saw just two adult gators and maybe half a dozen babies and that was it! No racoons... More 

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Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is the City of Orlando’s Iron Bridge Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Big parking lot, great restrooms, drinking fountain, map of the wetlands provided, large pavilion with about 14 picnic tables. I went the last part of Feb. The park is closed the middle of Nov through the end of January. Lots of migrating birds within easy eyesight. We took... More 

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Newbury, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Last year we did some central Florida birding from an Orlando base, and returned for more of the same early this month. Having researched sites again this time, we never came across a mention of this location. Fortunately a gentleman we were talking to at Merritt Island NWR said we shouldn't miss it, so we visited the next day. Although... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I can't believe I have been in Florida for 24 years and missed this one. I went there this weekend and it was awesome and beautiful. It is undisturbed Florida land with a million types of wildlife. There are alligators all over the place which cross the road you are on all the time to get to the other side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The wetlands are beautiful. We were fortunate enough to arrive at just the right time to join a golf cart tour given by the volunteers..it was awesome! The wetlands will close November 15 and reopen Feb 1. If you love nature this is the place to go..

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