Families, Parks and Recreation
Bill Frederick Park and Pool at Turkey
Park Map ●
Facility Rental ●
Campground Guidelines ●
Pool Schedule ●
Boat Rental Program ●
● Dog Regulations ●
Disc Golf Information ●
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake History ●
● National Public
Lands Day 2013
Lake Fishing Guide Information
Located along the shores of Turkey Lake, Bill Frederick Park
is a beautiful, scenic park that covers one hundred and seventy
eight acres. Ideal for nature lovers, the park was developed to
provide family recreation in a nature preserve setting.
Thousands of visitors annually enjoy the many passive and active
amenities that the park offers. Some of these include:
Serene lake setting with fishing pier and
Nature trail, bike and walking trail
Children’s farm and playground
Five rental cabins and spacious tent camping
Large pavilions for group picnics and small
first come first serve sun shelters for smaller gatherings
pool for those hot summer days
Another dimension to this
unique park is its 36 site
Campground visited by guests from all over the continental
United states, Canada and occasionally tourists from Europe and
Australia traveling in rental RV’s. In addition, the park has
limited availability for horse boarding. Interested parties
should call the park office for availability and cost.
Feel free to take advantage
of our Youth Group rates, Family Pass and Individual Pass - call
407.246.4486 for details.
For further information on the park's amenities, please visit the Pool Schedule
and download the Park Map.
Tower Gardens Scrub Lupine Project
In 2008, the Rare Plant Conservation Program at Bok Tower
Gardens received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help
fund a project designed to save the Scrub Lupine from extinction. In
partnership with the City of Orlando, Bill Frederick Park was selected
as a new population site for Scrub Lupines.
There was an initial planting December 2010, with a follow up
Come visit the park to see this native, endangered plant in bloom!
Dragon Boat Racing
Frequently Asked Questions:
On March 31, 2012 the first Orlando Dragon Boat Challenge was held at
Bill Frederick Park. What a perfect way to spend a beautiful day!
For our guests' most frequently asked questions about the park,
please visit the
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake's section of FPR's FAQ
Please see our
Reservations for camping and boating, cabins or
picnic pavilions rentals can be made over the
phone or in person. We accept Visa, Master Card,
and American Express. For more information,
Click here for Bill Frederick
Park at Turkey Lake's campground guidelines.
Click here for Bill
Frederick Park at Turkey Lake's pool schedule.
Boat Rental Program:
Thanks to a cooperative effort between the City of Orlando,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Bass Pro
Shops, fisherman can rent a fully rigged Bass Tracker boat with a
- Boat rental fees are found on the
Facility Rental information sheet.
Boats rent for four hours 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. -
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Payment is due at time of reservation. Make reservations two
to three weeks early. We accept Visa, Master Card and
Fishermen between the ages of 16 and 65 must possess a valid
freshwater fishing license.
Maximum of three people per boat, at least one person must
be 21 years of age.
Boats are equipped with life jackets. For safety precautions
one boater must bring a cell phone. A valid driver’s license
is required and will be held until the boat is returned.
Bass are catch and release only, casting nets are
Disc Golf Information:
General Rules for Dogs at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey
Dog owners visiting the Park for the first
time with their dog are required to stop by the gatehouse and
register their dog(s) with the park. Pet visitors must be vaccinated
Dogs are permitted in specific areas of the
Park. They must be kept on a hand-held leash that is six-feet or
shorter and be well behaved at all times. Dog owners are required to
pick up after their pets and properly dispose of their droppings.
Dogs are not permitted in any picnic/pavilion area within the Park.
Dogs are not permitted in the primitive camping area, Children’s
Farm, cabins, cabin area, playgrounds, bathing areas, park buildings
and maintenance areas. Dogs may be exercised in the special
event-parking field, the Hiawassee Hiking Trail, the Disc Golf
Course, along the lakeshore between the tent camping area and the
south picnic area.
Service animals are welcome in all areas
of Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake.
Never leave your pets
in a parked car, even if the windows are open. Ten minutes could be
too long on a hot day.
Camping Rules for Pets
For everyone’s enjoyment, including pets, please observe the
following pet camping rules.
Pets must be confined, leashed, or otherwise under the
physical control of a person at all times. Leashes may not
exceed six feet in length. Pets may not be tied to trees,
bushes, tables, and shelter facilities even when owner is
Pets are not to be tethered and unattended.
Pets must be well behaved at all times. Pets must be
confined in the owner’s camping unit during the Park’s quiet
hours (10 p.m. – 7 a.m.).
Pets are not allowed in the cabins, camping/cabin area.
Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and
properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles.
Any pet that is noisy, dangerous, intimidating, or
destructive will not be allowed to remain in the Park.
Failure to abide by these rules may result in the camper being
asked to board the pet outside the park or to check out of the
Disc Golf is a recreational sport for everyone, regardless of
age, gender or ability. A course consists of a series of baskets
laid out so that when a player completes one hole or basket he or
she proceeds to the beginning of the next. Bill Frederick Park at
Turkey Lake is fortunate to have two 18 hole Disc Golf courses. Our
newest course was designed by Greg Hosfield, Professional Disc Golf
World Champion 1987. Disc Golf is played all across the United
States and in many different countries. The field of Disc Golf
players continues to expand greatly including many women and
families. Discs and equipment are available for purchase or rent at
the gate house. Bill Frederick Park is the home of The Orlando Disc
Golf Club, www.orlandodiscgolfclub.com.