Hours, Admission & Location

We are located in Oakland, Florida, which is west of Orlando, between Winter Garden and Clermont, north of the Florida Turnpike and Highway 50. 



There is no cost to enter the Preserve, hike our trails or visit the Museum, however donations are greatly appreciated in any of the donation stations around the Preserve or Education Center. 


PO Box 841
Oakland, FL 34760-0841


747 Machete Trail
Oakland, FL 34760
(407) 905-0054

Trail Hours

Sunrise to Sunset
365 days a year


Volunteers or Eagle Scout Projects

Payments, Membership or Employment

Visitor Programs or Tours


drone usage on property

Visitors are not permitted to use or fly drones over the property.

Personal Photography/Video

Visitors are permitted to take photographs and videos of the Preserve for personal use only. Personal photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. Portrait photography is permitted when the Preserve is open from sunrise and sunset. 

Commercial Photography/Film

Photographs, video or film for commercial purposes must be authorized by the Director in advance. Commercial photography is subjected to fees and permitting.  For more information, contact us (407) 905-0054. 

Photography/Video Consent

As part of the consideration for entrance to Oakland Nature Preserve, visitors give consent to the Preserve, the Town of Oakland and its contractors to photograph or videotape them and any minor children who accompany them to the Preserve and use the photograph(s) for informational, educational, promotional or publicity purposes concerning the Town, the Preserve and their services. The photos or videos may be used on the Town or Preserve's website, in Town or Preserve publications or displays, newspapers, magazines, reports or other public documents; or electronic or digital recordings. Any photos or video taken in the Preserve may be used without any further consent or authorization from its visitors and visitors will not be entitled to any compensation for use of the photos and video.  By accepting admission to the Preserve, visitors voluntarily accept and agree to these terms.

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