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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.

PBC's Department of Environmental Resources Management will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area and will communicate any changes in the status of our PBC Natural Areas as those changes are made. 

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 ​Delaware Scrub

47 N Delaware Boulevard, just north of Indiantown Road

Picture of accessible boardwalk through the cypress swamp at Delaware Scrub Natural Area 

Follow the boardwalk through the cypress trees to the tidal swamp at Jones Creek,
a tributary of the National Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River.

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Find nature in the center of town

Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, dome swamp, mangrove swamp, and salt marsh are found in this compact 16-acre site in the heart of the Town of Jupiter.  As you walk the trails look for wild pine epiphytes (air plants) growing on the tree trunks, or if you are paddling along the black and red mangrove forested shoreline, keep your eyes open for the rare sighting of a manatee.

Features

  • Forked Bluecurls Trail (Paved) 0.35 miles
  • Cypress Swamp Boardwalk
  • Jones Creek, tributary of the Loxahatchee River
  • Wildlife observation platform, overlooking tidal swamp 
  • Kayak and canoe tie-ups

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