Split Oak Forest - Planning Your Visit

Shermans-fox-squirrel.jpg

 Helpful Information

Hiking is best in the fall through the spring when temperatures are lower and bugs fewer. Watch for gopher tortoises, fox squirrels, eastern bluebirds, wild turkeys and white-tailed deer along trails. Expect to see a variety of wading birds at wetland overlooks. This site shares about 1.5 miles of common boundary with Moss Park, an Orange County Recreation area.

  • Restrooms are not available within the WEA but are available in adjacent Moss Park.
  • Any animals, including dogs or other pets, are prohibited on this area. Horses are allowed by permit only. Contact Moss Park (407) 254-6840. Permits are issued for Saturday visitation only, with not more than 10 permits available each Saturday.
  • Enter and exit the area only at designated entrances.
  • A daily-use permit is not required.
  • No hunting is allowed on this area.
  • Visitors may not camp or have campfires, or erect structures.

  • Discharge of firearms is prohibited.
  • Vehicles and bicycles are not permitted. Public access other than by foot or horseback (by permit only) is prohibited.
  • The area is open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • Help protect our natural and cultural resources:
    • Enjoy wildlife from a distance; please don’t feed or disturb.
    • Don’t remove wildlife or plants, or release wildlife or plants here from other places.

 

 



FWC Facts:
Agility, speed, power. These are fitting words describing the flight of the peregrine falcon, the world's fastest bird.

Learn More at AskFWC