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All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Orders.
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.
Palm Beach County Emergency Orders
Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Guidelines
Park at western side of Spanish River Library, 1501 Spanish River Boulevard, Boca Raton
Blue Lake and internal wetlands attract tons of wildlife
Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year
At a Glance
Books and Nature Together
Access to this 79-acre natural area is through the Boca Raton Spanish River Library Parking lot. A 12-foot-wide multiuse trail allows hikers and bicyclists a view of Blue Lake and the southeastern perimeter of the natural area. An eight-acre wetland restoration project inside the natural area provides habitat for osprey, black-necked stilt and white ibis. The natural area is named for a common dragonfly found throughout the woodlands.
- Portion of El Rio Trail (multiuse) 0.25 miles
- Nature Trail (paved) 0.71 miles
- North Hiking Trail (sandy) 0.53 miles
- South Hiking Trail (sandy) 0.80 miles
- Observation platform overlooking eight acres of restored wetlands