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Econlockhatchee Sandhills Conservation Area


706 acres.


Straddling the Econlockhatchee River in Orange County, east of the University of Central Florida and north of State Road 50.


This property protects almost 1.5 miles of the Econlockhatchee River and its associated floodplain and uplands. Visitors will be able to traverse sandhills to pine flatwoods to swamp and the river within a short distance.

Wildlife viewing:

Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. This is a good place to see white-tailed deer, turkeys, gopher tortoise, and a wide variety of birds.

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Fishing Horseback Riding Biking
Recreational activities:
  1. Recreational activities include hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, and wildlife viewing. more info
Restrictions: more info

To ensure public safety and environmental protection, the following are not allowed:

  1. Removal of plants and animals, or archeological or historical/cultural resources
  2. Trapping devices
  3. Off-road vehicles

Parking area is on the north side of Lake Pickett Road (County Road 420), approximately 2.5 miles north of State Road 50, east of Orlando.

For more information:

Call the district’s Bureau of Land Resources at 386-329-4404.


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