• 2019 Natural Areas Festival

  • Paved Accessible Trails

  • Butterfly Orchids

  • White Tailed Deer

  • Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on Passionflower

  • Kayaking in a wetland

  • Swallowtailed Kite

  • Nature Photography

  • Trail Running

  • Eastern Gray Squirrel

  • Swamp Tromp

  • Tree Frog

  • Nature Scavenger Hunt


​Preserving precious lands

Welcome to Palm Beach County’s natural areas - protected pieces of South Florida’s natural heritage that maintains diversity of plants and animals.  ERM manages more than 31,000 acres of Palm Beach County’s last wild places. These precious lands are open sunrise to sunset and are free for all to enjoy passive, nature-based activities such as hiking, bird watching, and environmental education.



Connect With Us

​Palm Beach County Sheriff's
"Environmental Tips Hot Line"


In case of a true emergency, dial 911.

If you see something suspicious or a wildlife issue occurring on a natural area, please call:

(561) 616-BIRD (2473)

Leave a message with the following information:

Name, Date, Time, Natural Area Site, Detailed Description of Problem

If you want a deputy to return your call, leave your phone number OR you may remain anonymous.

​Public Notice


Proposed Project Located in a Special Flood Hazard Area


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All Palm Beach County natural areas are publicly-owned and are open for passive, natural resource-based recreational public uses such as hiking, bird watching, nature study and photography. Other recreational uses, as authorized under the Natural Areas Ordinance (Chapter 11, Article XI of the Palm Beach County Code), may be permitted in designated areas on a site-specific basis. Certain natural areas may be temporarily closed for environmental restoration activities and/or other public safety issues. Users should confirm that the natural area they plan to visit has existing public use facilities which match the users proposed activity; not all natural areas are readily accessible or have existing public use facilities such as a parking area, accessible trails, natural-surfaced walking paths, trail markers, and/or information kiosks.