Bill Frederick Park is a huge, busy place that offers something for everyone.
It’s located right in the thick of all that Orlando has to offer and is less than five minutes away from Universal.
It’s extremely affordable and is probably the least expensive way to vacation in this area.
Here is the sign at the entrance:
Curiously the park closes very early.
Campers can use a code to get in but you should certainly plan for your arrival to take place during normal park hours:
This is where check-in takes place:
A view of the registration building from inside the park:
This family-oriented park has more than 125 picnic tables as well as bicycle paths and nature trails that offer a wonderful outdoor experience for kids and adults alike:
The park map shows the layout of this sprawling facility:
Ample signage assures that you won’t get lost in the 300 acre park:
This is the entrance to the Children’s Farm:
Incredibly there are two highly rated 18 hole disc golf courses in the park.
Here is one of the tee boxes:
Signage is very similar to traditional golf courses:
There are cabins available for rent. You can see some of them in the distance in this photo:
The cabins are fairly spartan and don’t include private bathrooms:
The tent sites are the most scenic in the park. Vehicles are not permitted past the parking lot, however, so you have to pack your gear in to the site.
While this arrangement wouldn’t work for minivan campers it’s still a very attractive option for true tent campers:
Perhaps the only negative to the tent camping area is its proximity to the Florida Turnpike.
During the day there’s so much going on that the noise is barely noticeable. At night it would be a consideration, however:
Here’s another beautiful tent site:
This bathroom is for the tent campers and cabin dwellers:
The bathrooms are all built to be as close to vandal-proof as possible and they clearly have a lot of miles on them.
They get the job done, however:
The toilets are in a reasonably good state of repair:
As are the showers:
Turkey Lake is surprisingly scenic, especially considering that it’s located smack dab in the hustle and bustle of Orlando:
Here is the information board:
Posted signage warns of the presence of alligators.
Another stunning view of Turkey Lake:
Even if you’re not a disc golfer you should walk the courses and enjoy their beauty:
Another scenic view from one of the disc golf courses:
Here is the map for the RV camping area:
The sites are situated fairly close together but they’re very reasonably priced, offer full or partial hookups, and are under the canopy of many shade trees:
This is a look at an empty site (there were only two):
A closer view:
This is what the power pedestals look like:
This is the laundry building, which has surprisingly short hours (closed at 4:30pm):
The washing machines appeared to be in good repair:
As were the dryers:
The bathroom in the RV area is a bit larger than the one in the tent area:
The dumping station:
This photo doesn’t do justice to the fabulous playground:
There are pavilions of various sizes available for rent which are used by many for weddings, family reunions, company picnics, etc.:
This is the price list that was in effect in February of 2014:
I neglected to get a photo of the pool but it was large, well maintained and attractive.
Bill Frederick Park is an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle that is Orlando. I recommend it as a relaxing and inexpensive place to stay when you’re visiting Central Florida.