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Palm Beach County's Natural Areas Will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Based on Palm Beach County (PBC) Emergency Order No. 2020-003, effective immediately, all PBC Natural Areas are closed to the public until further notice.  This order will remain in effect until the expiration of Palm Beach County's Declaration of Emergency or until terminated or amended by further order.

PBC's Department of Environmental Resources Management will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area and will communicate any changes in the status of our PBC Natural Areas as those changes are made. 

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 Jupiter Ridge

1800 South U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

Picture of the shoreline along the Intercoastal Waterway at Jupiter Ridge Natural Area 

ADA Accessible Paved Nature Trails Natural Surface Hiking Trails Information Signs Parking lot Wildlife Viewing

A quiet stop along Riverwalk - 2.5 mile multiuse corridor south of Jupiter Inlet

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Longest Shoreline along the Intracoastal Waterway

Over 270-acres of scrub, scrubby flatwood, mesic flatwoods, depression marsh, and mangrove swamp ecosystems are located in this natural area. Take a walk down the path to "Ski Beach" where you might be lucky enough to see a manatee swim past as this site has the longest shoreline along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway of any other natural area in the County.    


  • Little Blue Heron Trail (Paved) 0.2 miles
  • Scrub Lizard Trail (Sandy) 1.7 miles
  • Pawpaw Trail (Sandy) 0.6 miles
  • Observation platform overlooking tidal swamp channels of Old Lake Worth Creek
  • Canoe/kayak access from Ski Beach
  • Part of the Great Florida Bird and Wildlife Trail

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