This photo was taken by Ed Sherman at the end of our 12 mile, off-road bike ride all the way around the Ocklawaha Prairie restoration area, earlier today. I think you will find this location in our CFL biking book as well as our CFL wildlife viewing book.
It took us about 2 1/2 hours to make the circle. Not for you unless you are in fairly good condition, but we saw a fair amount of wildlife along the way.
But you can just take a walk down to the pavilion and view the wildlife from there; or from the .3 mile boardwalk that goes out into the marsh.
Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it. You are not likely to find a crowd.