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12560 Aviation Road, Palm Beach Gardens
Part of the great Loxahatchee Slough, historic headwaters of the Loxahatchee River
Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year
At a Glance
Little Bay Head on the Wet Prairie
This 1,094-acre natural area adjacent to the North County Airport consists of mesic flatwoods, hydric flatwoods, wet prairie, baygall, mesic hammock, and dome swamp ecosystems. A slight elevation in the center of the wetlands holds a tree island called a bay head full of sweetbay, dahoon, coastalplain willow, and pond apple trees that provide roosting and nesting habitat for wading birds, including snowy egret, black-crowned night-heron, and the endangered wood stork.