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 Natural Areas Are Set to Re-Open

In accordance with Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-005, on Wednesday, 4/29/2020 ERM staff will begin re-opening Natural Areas to the public.

HOWEVER THIS DOES NOT MEAN RECREATION AS USUAL.

All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Order 2020-005.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH BOTH AT THE LINKS PROVIDED BELOW AND

 Wear face coverings, recreate in groups less than 10, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet apart while on the trails, and avoid touching common surfaces such as handrails, benches, etc. to be safe while visiting.

 

 

 Lake Okeechobee Connector

West side of Highway 98, one-half mile south of the Martin / Palm Beach County line

Picture showing the trailhead at Lake Okeechobee Connector

Greenway connection for part of the 1,300 mile long Florida National Scenic Trail 

 

At a Glance     

Connecting lands for long-distance hiking 

At 8 acres, this small site will provide passage for hikers from DuPuis Management Area to Lake Okeechobee while hiking on the Ocean to Lake Trail, connecting it to the larger Florida National Scenic Trail.   

Features

  • Important connection between the Ocean to Lake Trail and the Florida Trail
  • Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Trailhead (LOST)
  • Trailer Parking, Bicycle Rack, Information Kiosk, Fenced Corral, Nonpotable Water Pump
  • Part of the Jeaga Wildways.

Before You Go 

The LOST Trailhead parking lot will be closing on August 25, 2017 for the construction of an access ramp to the dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Once the construction ramp is complete, the parking lot will  be reopened. Please Note: that the ramp will be used for active construction projects on the dike rehabilitation.  There will be trucks running up and down the ramp for a period of up to 5 years. 

​ Links 

Ocean to Lake Trail (Florida Trail Association)

Florida National Scenic Trail

 Lake Okeechobee Dike Construction(US Army Corps)