Orlando Wetlands Park
The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors may enjoy primitive and passive activities at the Park including:
- Wildlife viewing
- Biking (non-motorized)
- Horseback riding
- Guided Tours
Parking is located at the entrance to the Park and is free of charge. Motorized vehicles are not permitted inside the Park.
Seasonal weather in Central Florida can vary from cool to very hot. The Park's geography consists mostly of open exposed marsh with little to no shade; however, there are shaded wooded trails along the Park's perimeter. From late spring, through summer and early fall, expect hot temperatures with the potential for high humidity and thunderstorms.
The Education Center is a visitor center with permanent and seasonal exhibits that include live animals and multimedia displays. It is located just off the west side of the parking lot and is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 am to 3 pm. Just north of the parking lot is the entrance pavilion with informational displays, map guides of the Park, and informative brochures. Stop here to sign-in and out of the Park.
Things to Do
Only passive recreation activities are permitted at the Park. These include photography, wildlife viewing, hiking, the use of non-motorized bicycles and horseback riding. Vehicular traffic, boating, swimming, flying of drones, hunting and fishing are NOT allowed.