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6570 Church Street, Jupiter, FL 33458
Visit during low tide to see numerous wading birds or high tide to see a manatee
Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year
At a Glance
Slow-moving dark waters
Limestone Creek was once a small blackwater stream that slowly flowed over the wetlands and swamp lands near this site and into the Loxahatachee River. As vegetation decayed along the bank, tannins leached into the water making it acidic and dark like tea or black coffee - hence the name "blackwater". This 52-acre site with mesic flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, hydric hammock, and mangrove swamp ecosystems, offers paddlers, fishermen, and hikers a view along two tributaries of Limestone Creek that still flow intermittently through the natural area during heavy rain events.
- Nature Trail
(Paved) 0.28 miles
- Hiking Trail (Sandy) 0.26 miles
- Multiuse Trail connecting Island Way to Central Boulevard
North of Canal 0.62 miles
South of Canal 0.35 miles
- Part of the
Northeast Everglades Natural Area, or NENA.
Before You Go