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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.

 

 

Sandhill Crane Wetlands
formerly known as C-18 Triangle

South of the C-18 Canal in the northwest corner of the Palm Beach Country Estates


Picture of flooded pine forest at Sandhill Crane Wetlands Natural Area

 A wonderland of wilderness and wetlands.

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year

At a Glance     

Primitive swamp trompers paradise!

Over 130 acres of pristine wetland habitats are found at this site.  Mesic flatwoods, hydrick hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, and dome swamp  span the property. During the rainy season (June - November) up to three feet of water fill the depression marshes leaving muddy circles on the land during the winter and spring dry seasons.  Whatever season you visit this site in, be sure to bring your water or mud shoes!        

Features

  • Feeding and roosting habitats for wading birds
    including white ibis, tri-colored heron, snowy egret, and little blue heron
  • Wetland plants galore
    including red maple, pond apple, dahoon, sawgrass, and pond cypress
  • Part of the Jeaga Wildways.

Before You Go 

This site is accessible by pedestrian traffic only.

There is no designated parking area.