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Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail

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Great trip away from it all

Definitely recommended trip for half a day - lots of bird life and alligators, and plenty of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
Day trip to see wildlife

This turned out to be a very nice drive. We drove slowly along since there was so many birds and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irving, Texas
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2803 Lust Rd, Apopka, FL 32703-9559
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely recommended trip for half a day - lots of bird life and alligators, and plenty of stopping places. A great place to visit to see the other side of Florida, and best of all it's free - albeit only open on certain days so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank simonsch
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I enjoyed our time at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. We went in December which is the beginning of duck season and saw a nice variety of ducks which included American Wigeons, Gadwalls, Northern Shovelers and Ring-necked ducks which migrate and their big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marcia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This turned out to be a very nice drive. We drove slowly along since there was so many birds and alligators to see. If you love birding this is the place to visit. Take a camera and binoculars if you have them. I will return...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident and are delighted we did . The loop is 11 miles at max speed 10mph . Lovely scenery , many different species of birds and loads of aligators , a couple of them were HUGE . It's only open...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 458sued
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our old dog can't go for walks anymore, so we put her in the car and took this wildlife drive. It was great! We saw eight gators, osprey, herons, egrets, coots, rails, anhingas... we just took our time and enjoyed the day. The drive is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kellilynn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to spend a morning driving through the wetlands at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. It opens at sunrise and closes at sundown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Great opportunities for photography. I think Friday is the best day because there are fewwer visitors

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RDaugh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were trying to find something to do with some relatives so we tried this out and we were very impressed. We say many alligators, all kinds of birds and really enjoyed it. The lake looked really good. The roads were a little bumpy and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Flseagal
Reviewed 2 November 2018

I never really knew about this park until hearing about it on social media. Over the weekend decided to drive up and check it out. Absolutely loved it. Tons of different types of wildlife to see from different species of birds, mammals and gators galore...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ted K
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We love coming to this wildlife trail, we go just about every weekend. It's only open Friday thru Sunday and certain holidays thru the year. I wish it was open Thursday thru Monday to have 2 extra days to go but I still love it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bransoncreations
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Only open Fri/Sat/Sun. This 11 mile drive is a haven for wildlife and it is free to enter. We must have seen around 20 different ospreys, dozens of gators and dozens of different birds. It’s a self drive tour with plenty of pull ins and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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marc b
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Response from FuntastickGetaways | Reviewed this property |
Approx half way there is a restroom
14 July 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