• Acreage Pines

  • North Jupiter Flatwoods

  • Pine Glades


​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.



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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.