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Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail

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2803 Lust Rd, Apopka, FL 32703-9559
+1 386-329-4404
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Serene drive

The wildlife drive is well worth the time. Lots of birds, gators and plant life to be seen. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anceti
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bethpage
via mobile
Count the alligators.

Great place to go in the winter months when it’s cool. On one trip was counted 35 gators. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffus3
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Apopka, Florida
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“open friday” (8 reviews)
“pump house” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
2803 Lust Rd, Apopka, FL 32703-9559
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+1 386-329-4404
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"different species"
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"open friday"
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"pump house"
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"pull off"
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"dawn to dusk"
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"mile drive"
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"large alligators"
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"dirt road"
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"take your time"
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"audio tour"
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"relaxing drive"
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"portable toilets"
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"north shore"
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"great birding"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wildlife drive is well worth the time. Lots of birds, gators and plant life to be seen. The Etting is quite serene.

Thank anceti
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go in the winter months when it’s cool. On one trip was counted 35 gators. The trip takes about an hour and the part closes at sunset so keep that in mined.

Thank Jeffus3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled the trail with my neighbor who is an experienced bird watcher. During our 4 hours on the trail, he identified 54 different species of birds. We also saw many large alligators, some very close up and were also surprised to see a bobcat....More

Thank Kapdani
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice drive on lake Apopka. Great bird watching, and did I say gators? The most gators in one area (besides a gator farm)

Thank memangomom
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday between sunrise and sunset only. 10 mph speed limit. No vehicles over 25 feet and no trailers. A few port-a-poties available in a very few locations. Leashed dogs only. No drinking water available. Stopping is supposed to be limited to...More

3  Thank beanhead60
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Great drive and to see real Florida wildlife up close was amazing A must for all those who love wildlife A change from all hustle and bustle of the theme parks

Thank Darren G
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Cattle Egrets all over, Snowy Egrets, Herons, Coots, Moore Hens, ducks of various kinds, Ibis are also in great numbers. Cormorants and Anhingas as well. And on my visit, a mother gator with babies. Really a great place to visit for bird watching or nature...More

Thank PeterFJ
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit. You can see all kinds of birds, alligators, and wildlife. It is a great place to take pictures of nature. It is a slow going drive so be prepared to spend a few hours there. It is only...More

2  Thank ALICE W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

One of our favourite places to visit. We spend a minimum of 4 hours here each time we go, we take a picnic and enjoy it at the tables overlooking the lake. Have seen so many amazing birds and animals. Seeing the alligators in their...More

Thank Lorna T
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Nice drive, alternate routes. Lots of birds and wild gators. The views at the old pump house are nice. Walking/ biking trails also available

Thank moonvamp13
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Chrissy M
15 July 2018|
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Response from Cynthia W | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has said it: Early morning is best for birds; but.... I have to say that the heat brings out all sorts of sightings also. . I am a photographer and the "rule" is early morning, , or dusk because the lighting is... More
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Deborah H
24 December 2017|
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Response from whimisical | Reviewed this property |
Because of the hurricane it is closed for now. Sorry.
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