Oakland Nature Preserve

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Photo Gopher Tortoise Eating Plant

Museum &

Education Center


If you plan to visit the Preserve, be sure to stop by the  Jim Thomas Environmental Education Center where you will find:

  • Water fountains with water bottle refill location
  • Restrooms
  • Office  
  • Classroom
  • Live fish and turtle exhibits  
  • Museum and Library
  • Serenity Porch and rocking chairs

Donations and memberships make the Preserve possible and are greatly appreciated.



The Museum and Office are typically open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Due to the small number of people working at the Preserve, staff may not be available at all these times, due to outdoor work on property and teaching responsibilities. 

Free Wi-Fi

Guests of our Visitor Center and Museum can enjoy free wi-fi with password "onpguest."

Lost & Found

If you've recently visited and can't locate your sunglasses, phone or keys - check with any of the office staff, any items found on the property are kept in the office.  Give us a call and we will let you know if we've found your item.

Florida Communities Trust LogoFunding for the acquisition of this site was provided by the Florida Communities Trust using Preservation 2000 funds.



Office: +1 407-905-0054

P O Box 841

747 Machete Trail

Oakland, FL 34760

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