location: Park / Civil War Reenactment
The building seen is actually a small ranger
station, on the west bank of the big lake there.
actually do have Civil War reenactments at El Dorado Park. In fact,
they had a big one not long before they filmed this scene. (I'm
surprised that they didn't recruit some of those volunteers and shoot
an actual battle reenactment for this scene.)
While they were here, they also shot that short scene of LaGuerta and Matthews visiting Doakes's old cabin.
Dexter has shot a lot at El Dorado over the years.
That same ranger's station was used in Season 5 as the old visitors center where Dexter held Lumen captive.
In the very first season, they filmed the Flamingo Park scene (where a jogging Dexter stalked a teen killer) by this same lake.
The photo below, of the ranger station, was shot by Kerry in October 2010):
Here is an aerial photo of the ranger station. And here is a map link.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
have used this park location so many times, and I've gone there and
shot photos of it on several locations - that it would be hard to miss,
especially when they showed a wide shot of the area (as Dexter drove
in) and the scene featured the same rangers' station that they used as
tipped me that they were shooting a Civil War reenactment here.
The lake area itself was blocked off, but I drove by on Wardlow,
expecting to catch a glimpse of them shooting some large battle scene.
So did one of my tipsters, Ellen. But neither of us saw anything. And now I know why. It turned out to be a relatively small scene.
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