Named for two ancient live oaks that have long guided anglers to their favorite fishing hole along this stretch of Lake Tohopekaliga, this former piece of the Partin Ranch now is a 399-acre conservation area in Osceola County with hiking and equestrian trails.
Location: St. Cloud
Length: 1.9 miles
Lat-Lon: 28.240303, -81.351161
Fees / Permits: free
Bug factor: unknown
The canoe launch is ADA accessible, and there is a fishing pier with an observation deck. Overnight camping is available for youth groups. Call 407-742-0200 for information.
2001 Macy Island Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Twin Oaks Conservation Area provides an easy grassy trail through reclaimed cattle land, offering wonderful scenery including views of Lake Toho, Florida grassland and huge oak trees. This is a great place to go birding, especially for bald eagles.
Other amenities include picnicking, fishing, horseback riding (on a separate trail) and a canoe launch on the lake.
Two boardwalks provide excellent perspectives on the lake for birding.
Thanks to one of our readers for providing a heads-up and the photo below for this new Osceola County Environmental Land, opened in October 2013. We’ve visited twice since. This is an excellent park for photographing birds!