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Split Oak Forest - Planning Your Visit

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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 by selecting an entrance icon on the entrance finder map.

  • Restrooms are not available within the WEA but are available in adjacent Moss Park.
  • Horses are allowed.
  • Dogs are permitted but must be kept under physical restraint at all times.
  • 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.