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Orlando Wetlands Park

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Awesome park for viewing birds and gators

There are several walking trails providing an opportunity to walk several miles. The bird life is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Excellent birding

Had an amazing birding experience here. We started pretty late (by 1130 hrs) and spent around... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Pune, India
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1650 acres of various wetland habitats with wide berm roads throughout for walking, biking, or horseback riding. Passive recreation activities include photography, bird and wildlife viewing, nature observation and trail hiking. Tram tours available...more
25155 Wheeler Rd, Christmas, FL 32709-9257
+1 407-568-1706
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several walking trails providing an opportunity to walk several miles. The bird life is amazing! We also saw several alligators which surprised us so close to the big city. There are also a few interesting sites to visit on the way to the...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Had an amazing birding experience here. We started pretty late (by 1130 hrs) and spent around couple of hours to sight and photograph Alligators, Anhinga, White ibis, Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Black & Turkey Vultures, Herons and many more.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the wetlands to go birding. We stopped in to check it out to see what was there the afternoon before we planned our regular visit. We arrived late afternoon when dozens of roseate spoonbills arrived on the scene at the first pond...More

Thank niteowljune
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is my favorite place to bring people if they want to experience Florida wildlife. The main trails are great for birds and gators, while the forests is where I go to photograph snakes, mushrooms, and insects. It does get very hot in the summer...More

Thank Miles Z
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We visited this park on two separate days. Worth every moment. We saw Rosette Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Ibis, Curlews, Limpkins, Egrets, Herons, Ospreys, Hawks, Grebes, Coots, Turtles and Alligators. You can walk the dirt roads or ride a shuttle. We choice to walk the dirt...More

Thank flmisskathyh
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

First time visit, very nice park, abundant wildlife, trails were set up very nice. You can walk, bike or take the little carts

Thank 6second79
Reviewed 24 February 2018

During the last ten days of February, we found what we thought was an oasis for photographers. We ran upon a festival being held at Christmas, Fl that included a bus trip to the wetlands park. After taking a sponsored photography hike, I and my...More

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Mark_Sees, Manager at Orlando Wetlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for coming out to the Park. We hate that you had a less than positive experiance. The Park opens and closes at sunrise and sunset. We work very hard to have everyone out of the Park every evening by closing time for safety...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

We happen by this park a nice warm day and luckily a golf cart tour was available which we thoroughly enjoyed riding around the various lagoons that make up the Orlando wetlands area which is actually used to treat wastewater from the city. There are...More

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our self guided tour and appreciated the volunteers pointing out a few birds to us. We saw many different types of birds, and a few alligators..spent about 2 hours walking around and got some great photos, awesome that it was free.. we...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Spent two hours here walking a LONG loop around the park. Didn’t see eagles, otters, raccoons, deer, bobcats, turtles, fish, or spoonbills. Saw several smaller alligators and lots of ducks and Ibis. Tons of vultures. Inner trails were pretty boring. It’s a nice park, we...More

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Alexander D
19 April 2017|
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Response from CityofOrlando | Property representative |
I am checking with the Park manager. (Michael McCarthy, Office of Communications and Neighborhood Relations)
8 March 2015|
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Response from CityofOrlando | Property representative |
Tram tours are provided by our volunteers on Friday's and Saturday's from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.