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Lake Worth Lagoon

 Natural Areas Are Set to Re-Open

In accordance with Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-005, on Wednesday, 4/29/2020 ERM staff will begin re-opening Natural Areas to the public.

HOWEVER THIS DOES NOT MEAN RECREATION AS USUAL.

All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Order 2020-005.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH BOTH AT THE LINKS PROVIDED BELOW AND

 Wear face coverings, recreate in groups less than 10, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet apart while on the trails, and avoid touching common surfaces such as handrails, benches, etc. to be safe while visiting.

 

 

Ocean Ridge

1 Corrine Street, Ocean Ridge

Picture taken from a helicopter of the boat basin at Ocean Ridge Natural Area

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

The southern most jewel within Lake Worth Lagoon

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance

This 27-acre site is accessible by boat, bicycle, and on foot and contains two native Florida ecosystems:  maritime hammock and mangrove swamp. Red, black, and white mangrove trees provide places for wading birds to nest in the branches and juvenile fish and small crustaceans to hide among the mangrove prop roots just below the water line.

Wildlife Observed

  • Blue land crab
  • Yellow-crowned night-heron
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • West Indian manatee

Before You Go

This site is accessible by pedestrian traffic or kayak , canoe, or small boats.
There is no designated parking area.

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