20 apartments for rent in Kirkman South, Orlando, FL
Kirkman South is an Orlando neighborhood laid out along the southeast corner of Turkey Lake. One of the biggest draws to the Kirkman South area is the large lake along the northwest side of the neighborhood. Residents can access this lake at Turkey Lake Park off of Hiawassee Road.
Turkey Lake Park, which is better known by area residents as Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, is a 300-acre lakefront park. It’s popular for picnicking, hiking, and cycling. The hugely scenic park provides upward of seven miles of incredible hiking trails and three miles of dedicated cycling trails. Off-road cyclists have also found the hiking trail to be an exciting alternative to the paved roads of the bike trail.
Turkey Lake Park has a large play section featuring a swimming area that’s an alternative to swimming in the lake. Turkey Lake is known for being home to hundreds of alligators, making it a bad lake for swimming and causing it to be off limits in this park. The park also has a large fishing pier that popular with local fishermen. Another feature is a large “cracker” farm that is meant to show park visitors what Florida looked like more than 100 years ago. It even features a barn that’s more than a century old. The park also offers camping with cabins, recreational vehicle hookups, and primitive tent sites.
Located off Universal Boulevard to the south are Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. These two popular theme parks are part of the same theme park system and are extremely popular with both tourists and area residents. They provide a wide variety of world-class shows and some of the best roller coasters and thrill rides in the area.