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Split Oak Forest - Planning Your Visit

Trail Changes

The trail system on Split Oak Forest WEA is in the process of being remarked. The colored and numbered signs on posts are being replaced with painted colored blazes on trees. We apologize for any inconvenience while we work to make improvements to the area.

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.

  • Get directions to Split Oak WEA.
  • Restrooms are not available within the WEA but are available in adjacent Moss Park.
  • Horses are allowed. Visitors are prohibited from bringing all other animals, including dogs or other pets, onto Split Oak WEA.
  • 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 is prohibited.
  • The area is open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.