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Lake Worth Lagoon

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.

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Ocean Ridge

1 Corrine Street, Ocean Ridge

Picture taken from a helicopter of the boat basin at Ocean Ridge Natural Area

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

The southern most jewel within Lake Worth Lagoon

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance

This 27-acre site is accessible by boat, bicycle, and on foot and contains two native Florida ecosystems:  maritime hammock and mangrove swamp. Red, black, and white mangrove trees provide places for wading birds to nest in the branches and juvenile fish and small crustaceans to hide among the mangrove prop roots just below the water line.

Wildlife Observed

  • Blue land crab
  • Yellow-crowned night-heron
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • West Indian manatee

Before You Go

This site is accessible by pedestrian traffic or kayak , canoe, or small boats.
There is no designated parking area.