Orlando Wetlands Park

Visitor on a berm

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 can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities including:

  • Photography
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hiking
  • Biking (non-motorized)
  • Horseback riding
  • Guided Tours

Water Quality & Wetlands Management

Advanced treatment of reclaimed water is the primary function of the Orlando Wetlands Park. Water quality data directs how the Park is managed and maintained.


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 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, lightning and thunderstorms. 

Education Center and Visitor Pavilion

The Education Center is a visitor center with permanent and seasonal exhibits that include live animals and multimedia displays. The center is located just west of the parking lot and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (all year) and Sundays (September - March).

Just north of the parking lot is the Visitor Pavilion with informational displays, map guides of the Park, and informative brochures. Stop there 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.

Now open: The Cypress Boardwalk is a 2,200 ft long boardwalk connecting Osprey Boulevard to Limpkin Lane and Bobcat Trail.