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PUBLIC NOTE:  Limestone Creek Natural Area Management Plan Update

The management plan has been updated for this natural area. Portions of the updated plan are available at the link.  To view updated Figures, Appendices, and Tables  please email

Members of the public may provide comments on the draft updated management plan at the next meeting of the Palm Beach County Natural Areas Management Advisory Council (NAMAC), a citizens’ advisory board.  The NAMAC meeting will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm in the hearing room at the Vista Center located at 2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

Comments also may be submitted electronically via

 Limestone Creek

6570 Church Street, Jupiter, FL 33458


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

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 

Trail Guide