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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.

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 Limestone Creek

6570 Church Street, Jupiter, FL 33458

Picture of a restored oxbow of brackish wetlands at Limestone Creek Natural Area 

ADA Accessible Paved Nature Trails Natural Surface Hiking Trails Information Signs Parking lot Wildlife Viewing

Visit during low tide to see numerous wading birds or high tide to see a manatee

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Slow-moving dark waters 

Limestone Creek was once a small blackwater stream that slowly flowed over the wetlands and swamp lands near this site and into the Loxahatachee River. As vegetation decayed along the bank, tannins leached into the water making it acidic and dark like tea or black coffee - hence the name "blackwater".  This 52-acre site with mesic flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, hydric hammock, and mangrove swamp ecosystems, offers paddlers, fishermen, and hikers a view along two tributaries of Limestone Creek that still flow intermittently through the natural area during heavy rain events. 


  • Nature Trail (Paved) 0.28 miles
  • Hiking Trail (Sandy) 0.26 miles
  • Multiuse Trail connecting Island Way to Central Boulevard
    North of Canal 0.62 miles
    South of Canal 0.35 miles

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