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Fort Lane Park

This historic site was once home to a military fort, today it is a scenic lakeside park.

Fort Lane Park receives its name from the fort that once stood there. Fort Lane was a significant site during the Second Seminole War, which was waged between 1837 and 1842 by the United States to drive the Seminole Indians from the peninsula of Florida. Nothing remains of Fort Lane today, but in its place a beautiful park was created. Fort Lane Park sits on the shores of Lake Harney, giving incredible views of the large lake. A large oak tree provides a great shady place to sit and enjoy the scenery. If you are lucky you may see bald eagles which call the lake home, or an alligator or otter swim by.  The park also features gardens, a fire pit, and a large pavilion which can be reserved for events such as family reunions, picnics, and weddings.

Fort Lane Park is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated. Swimming, boat launching, and alcohol are not permitted in the park.

Nearby you can also visit Lake Harney Wilderness Area and Lake Proctor Wilderness Area to see more of this area’s natural beauty. You can find more places to explore around Orlando using our Interactive Map.

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Fort Lane Park

Fort Lane Park

Fort Lane Park

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