Recreation guide to District lands
In this section
Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park
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.
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.
- Trails are available for hiking, horseback riding and bicycling.
- Additional activities include fishing and wildlife viewing. more info
- Primitive camping is allowed in designated sites.
- Trails will connect with Long Branch Park once it is developed.
Restrictions: more info
- 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 Management serves as lead manager of this property, in close cooperation with Orange County. Call the District’s Bureau of Land Management at (386) 329-4404.