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Wildfire Mitigation Being Conducted
The natural area will be closed beginning Monday, October 26th until further notice.
For more information on wildfire mitigation, visit pbcnaturalareas.com/prescribed-fire.
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.
150 Hypoluxo Road, Hypoluxo
Climb to the top of the observation tower to see the home of the Barefoot Mailman
Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year
At a Glance
Take a step back in history
At one time, southeast Florida's coastline was a patchwork of upland and wetland habitats spanning the western side of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. When you visit this 98-acre remnant of those habitats, be on the lookout for the resident gopher tortoises in the scrub and scrubby flatwoods, or follow the Eastern Pondhawk hiking trail to spot a wading bird foraging in the restored wetland.
- Cottonweed Trail (Paved) 0.25 miles
- Eastern Pondhawk Trail (Sandy) 1.5 miles
- Covered observation tower with timeline display of historical events
- Restored wetland (2 acres)