Oakland Nature Preserve

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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.

  1. Take Exit 272, FL-50/Colonial Drive, off Florida’s Turnpike.
  2. Head west on FL-50/W Colonial Drive, towards Clermont, for 0.87 miles.
  3. Turn right onto FL-438, Oakland Avenue, for 1.16 miles.
  4. Turn left onto Machete Trail, and proceed through the Preserve entrance, to the parking lot.


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. 


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


PO Box 841
Oakland, FL 34760-0841

 Trail Hours

Open 365 days a year

April - September 8am - 8pm

October - March 8am-7pm 


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.

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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