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Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park

Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park Photo

9,387 acres, including individual and joint ownership by the district and Orange County.


In east Orange County, southeast of Orlando.


A portion of this area was acquired by the district using funds from the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation as part of the mitigation for beltway construction in the southern part of the county. Orange County funding provided the partnership to establish this regional preserve that protects the resources of the Econlockhatchee River.

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 vast expanse of flatwoods and open prairie straddles the Econlockhatchee River in east Orange County. Wildlife spottings may include bald eagles, sandhill cranes, red-cockaded woodpeckers, gopher tortoises, bobcats, river otters and indigo snakes.

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Fishing Horseback Riding Biking Camping
Recreational activities:
  1. Trails are available for hiking, horseback riding and bicycling.
  2. Additional activities include fishing and wildlife viewing. more info
  3. Primitive camping is allowed in designated sites.
  4. Trails will connect with Long Branch Park once it is developed.
Restrictions: more info
  1. Motorized vehicles are not permitted.

From Orlando: Head east on State Road (SR) 50 to SR 520. From SR 520, turn west into the Wedgefield subdivision on Macon Parkway. Turn left on Bancroft Boulevard, right on Meredith Parkway, left on Dallas Boulevard. The park entrance is 1.6 miles from the Meredith/Dallas intersection, on the right. There is an exit for Dallas Boulevard from the BeeLine Expressway east-bound.

For more information:

The district’s Bureau of Land Resources serves as lead manager of this property, in close cooperation with Orange County. Call the district’s Bureau of Land Resources at 386-329-4404.


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