Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area
Explore the network of trails and unpaved roads and enjoy wildlife viewing and habitat diversity.
This site on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail supports a sizable population of gopher tortoises, along with many species that are associated with their burrows.
Split Oak Forest is currently managed to enhance and preserve the habitat of the gopher tortoise and other wildlife and plants.
Portions of Split Oak were once used for turpentine and cattle operations and now are managed to sustain gopher tortoises and other wildlife.
Split Oak Forest is located in Orange and Osceola counties approximately 16 miles south of Orlando.