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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.
Please be safe and continue to monitor our social media (@PBCERM on Facebook and Instagram) and website (www.pbcerm.com or www.pbcnaturalareas.com) for updates on the status of our PBC Natural Areas. For updates on other PBC operations and services, please visit the county's dedicated COVID-19 page: http://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx
Parking is available off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road,
3 miles north of Northlake Boulevard, West Palm Beach
Visitors are sure to see a variety of birds in the wetlands
Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year
At a Glance
West Prong of the Loxahatchee Marsh
This 3,004-acre site contains a portion of the historic Hungryland Slough, which flowed to the east into the Loxahatchee Slough and to the west into the Everglades. There are eight native south Florida ecosystems on the site: mesic flatwoods, hydric flatwoods, strand swamp, dome swamp, hydric hammock, xeric hammock, wet prairie, and depression marsh.