Econlockhatchee Sandhills Conservation Area

About this property

This conservation area protects almost 1.5 miles of the Econlockhatchee River and its associated floodplain and uplands. The property was purchased for conservation purposes to enhance the protection of the Econlockhatchee River and to add to a corridor of nearby conservation lands that includes Hall Scott Regional Preserve and Park, Seminole County’s Econlockhatchee Wilderness Area to the northwest, and Little Big Econ and Charles Bronson State Forests further north.

This property is special because it protects some of the only remaining natural sandhill community in eastern Orange County. Visitors say it also has some of the prettiest floodplain swamp found along the Econlockhatchee River. Though a small property, it offers almost 3 miles of nice trail where visitors will be able to traverse sandhills to pine flatwoods to swamp and the river within a short distance.

Wildlife viewing

Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. This is a good place to see white-tailed deer, turkeys, gopher tortoise, fence lizards and a wide variety of birds.

Recreational activities
  1. Recreational activities include hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, and wildlife viewing.
  2. Geocache located on property. Please visit our geocache database for more information.

East of Orlando. For details and to get driving directions from your location, see the Google Maps link on this page.