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Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail

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Beautiful scenery and wonderful birding

The manager of our B&B recommended this hidden gem! Hot summer, so touring in ac car was the way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laureen F
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Lots of wildlife

We went a few hours before closing and saw lots of animals. We didn't see much when we first drove... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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2803 Lust Rd, Apopka, FL 32703-9559
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The manager of our B&B recommended this hidden gem! Hot summer, so touring in ac car was the way to go! Saw some huge gators and the lake scenery was so serene and beautiful. Loved all the birds! You are able to pull over for...More

Thank Laureen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went a few hours before closing and saw lots of animals. We didn't see much when we first drove in, but keep looking I promise there's tons to see. We saw all different types of birds, gators, snakes, fish, turtles, rabbits and of course...More

Thank KentuckyJen
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The wildlife drive is well worth the time. Lots of birds, gators and plant life to be seen. The Etting is quite serene.

Thank anceti
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place to go in the winter months when it’s cool. On one trip was counted 35 gators. The trip takes about an hour and the part closes at sunset so keep that in mined.

Thank Jeffus3
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I traveled the trail with my neighbor who is an experienced bird watcher. During our 4 hours on the trail, he identified 54 different species of birds. We also saw many large alligators, some very close up and were also surprised to see a bobcat....More

Thank Kapdani
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A very nice drive on lake Apopka. Great bird watching, and did I say gators? The most gators in one area (besides a gator farm)

Thank memangomom
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday between sunrise and sunset only. 10 mph speed limit. No vehicles over 25 feet and no trailers. A few port-a-poties available in a very few locations. Leashed dogs only. No drinking water available. Stopping is supposed to be limited to...More

3  Thank beanhead60
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Great drive and to see real Florida wildlife up close was amazing A must for all those who love wildlife A change from all hustle and bustle of the theme parks

Thank Darren G
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Cattle Egrets all over, Snowy Egrets, Herons, Coots, Moore Hens, ducks of various kinds, Ibis are also in great numbers. Cormorants and Anhingas as well. And on my visit, a mother gator with babies. Really a great place to visit for bird watching or nature...More

1  Thank PeterFJ
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit. You can see all kinds of birds, alligators, and wildlife. It is a great place to take pictures of nature. It is a slow going drive so be prepared to spend a few hours there. It is only...More

2  Thank ALICE W
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Chrissy M
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Cynthia W | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has said it: Early morning is best for birds; but.... I have to say that the heat brings out all sorts of sightings also. . I am a photographer and the "rule" is early morning, , or dusk because the lighting is... More
Deborah H
December 24, 2017|
Response from whimisical | Reviewed this property |
Because of the hurricane it is closed for now. Sorry.