Activities & Resources
Moss Park354in Orlando, FL 32832
about Moss Park:
Natural Florida is at its best in the park, with plenty of heron, rabbits, and other family-friendly critters in plain view. Most are more than at ease with humans, so much so that they walk right up to picnic tables to "sample" unprotected food. Large trees - appropriately covered in moss - canvas the park, providing shade at almost every turn.
An extremely popular destination for family reunions and informal company cookouts, the park offers plenty of covered pavilions with large barbeque grills and picnic areas that can be rented for parties and special events. Pavilions closest to the entrance are best bets when bringing the kids, since they're close to the largest of two playgrounds, the beach, and the most popular fishing areas.
Activity wise, the sand beach and designated swimming area (no life guard on duty) of Lake Mary Jane are popular with families. A boat launch and dock make the front of the park especially busy with guests, especially in the early afternoons. A sand volleyball court and hiking trail round out park offerings.
In terms of general admission, vehicles containing more than eight people pay $5 for the first eight passengers and $1 for each additional person. Commercial vehicles have their own fee schedule.
Families wishing to camp within the park can reserve a spot up to 45 days in advance. All sites come equipped with water and electricity, and the restrooms scattered throughout the park are well-kept, if a little dark inside. A camp fee in addition to the admission charge is required.