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great lake

i grew up in winter garden fl. an went to the lake often.great place to go swimming an fishing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newton, Alabama
Great views, sad you can't go in it

Great place to walk along the lake, can see tons of wildlife. Just sad it's so polluted you can't... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Ted K
Winter Garden, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago

i grew up in winter garden fl. an went to the lake often.great place to go swimming an fishing. well worth the trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great place to walk along the lake, can see tons of wildlife. Just sad it's so polluted you can't do anything in it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ted K
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

As a family on holiday in Florida we wanted to see something of nature and get away from the concrete jungle of condos, strip malls, highways and theme parks that Florida is fast becoming. So we went to Apopka lake scenic drive and made a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank scottishtraveller777
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The variety of birds that we see each day is astounding. The wide array of wildlife that we've seen from gators to bobcats, coyote, Eagles, Hawks, Cranes, and other sea birds are countless and visit daily. The fishing is a wonderful surprise. We caught 4...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed April 1, 2018

A clean park, nice to drive around and take photos of the birds and alligators. I was even able to get amazing photos with my phone camera. Free admission, can stay as long as you want. Be careful when walking around; we saw a young...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank jaycee98
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Not sure what you want to see here unless you enjoy looking a a pea soup lake. The Lake is a pollution disaster. As far as wildlife goes I saw a few Dragon flies and a turkey vulture!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Pat D
Reviewed May 25, 2017

a great drive round this wildlife area, great place to spot Florida wildlife in its natural habitat to me a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Darren G
Reviewed March 2, 2017

The Wildlife Drive gives opportunities to see many wildlife species and is a great way to spend some relaxing hours in the Florida sunshine. The best treat on our recent visit was to see Ospreys perched on electric poles, some eating a caught fish. There...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank sirgrabalot
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful relaxing drive. Enjoyed the sounds of the beautiful birds, spotted two alligators, some turtles, all of kinds of birds and butterflies. The only downside was passing other cars on our way out took longer since it's a one way dirt road. Although there...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank abeehas2015
Reviewed March 29, 2016

A great day out seeing a huge selection of birds and some of the largest gators you'll find in Florida, what makes it even better is the fact they are in their own natural habitat. We have made this a must see for our vacation...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Response from Pat D | Reviewed this property |
Lake Apopka Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ] Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated): Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 82 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and... More