Oakland Nature Preserve


open Year-Round at no charge

West of Orlando, just 30 minutes from the attractions and nestled between Winter Garden and Clermont in the beautiful Town of Oakland, lies a "hidden gem".  A 128-acre preserve offering environmental education and ecotourism activities for visitors of all ages.

Visit  .  Explore  .  Make A Difference


Match Challenge 2018

Oakland Nature Preserve is delighted to announce that we have received a Challenge Match, which will provide matching funds of $15,000, if we are able to raise $15,000 by August 31st. 

Please click here to learn more, and donate

Help us spread the work, together we can meet the goal to raise $15,000!




Visitor Programs

Check here for upcoming family programs for all ages.  Members are always free; $5 donations are requested from others. 

Field Trips

Check availability and reserve your date(s).  On or off site, with curriculum suited specifically for your group. 

Heritage Festival

It's our biggest fundraiser of the year! Reserve your exhibitor space, register as a sponsor, and find out event details.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate visitors about the ecosystems of the Lake Apopka Basin, and conserve and restore the land and habitats within the Preserve.


Your contributions support environmental education, habitat restoration, and all that is necessary to continue our mission. Every donation counts.


Become an environmental steward while giving back to the community and learning about our local ecosystems.

For the safety of your pet and our wildlife,
only service animals are permitted. 

* Service animals MUST be on leash *
Owners Must Clean Up After Their animals *

Come out today to see west Orlando's "hidden gem"!