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All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Orders.


 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



Sandhill Crane Wetlands
formerly known as C-18 Triangle

South of the C-18 Canal in the northwest corner of the Palm Beach Country Estates

Picture of flooded pine forest at Sandhill Crane Wetlands Natural Area

 A wonderland of wilderness and wetlands.

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year

At a Glance     

Primitive swamp trompers paradise!

Over 130 acres of pristine wetland habitats are found at this site.  Mesic flatwoods, hydrick hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, and dome swamp  span the property. During the rainy season (June - November) up to three feet of water fill the depression marshes leaving muddy circles on the land during the winter and spring dry seasons.  Whatever season you visit this site in, be sure to bring your water or mud shoes!        


  • Feeding and roosting habitats for wading birds
    including white ibis, tri-colored heron, snowy egret, and little blue heron
  • Wetland plants galore
    including red maple, pond apple, dahoon, sawgrass, and pond cypress
  • Part of the Jeaga Wildways.

Before You Go 

This site is accessible by pedestrian traffic only.

There is no designated parking area.