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Wildfire Mitigation Being Conducted

The public use facilities will remain open at this time. To learn more,

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.


 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.



Winding Waters

 Parking is located off Dyer Boulevard, 1/2 mile west of Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach

Picture of long accessible boardwalk over the restored wetland to a covered observation platform at Winding Waters Natural Area 

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

Bring your kayak or canoe to paddle at this urban wetland

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

This One's for the Birds

This 548-acre natural area contains mesic flatwoods, hydric hammock, depression marsh, wet prairie, and dome swamp.  Several areas were cleared for agricultural purposes and have been restored to shallow-water and deep-water marshes.  Birdlife is abundant with bald eagles, anhingas, green herons, belted kingfishers, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, and loggerhead shrikes making appearances. 


  • Rookery Island
  • Nesting Island
  • Nature Trail (paved) 0.5 miles
  • Hiking Trail (sandy) 4.9 miles
  • Canoe/Kayak Trail 3.3 miles
  • Observation Platform overlooking created wetlands
  • Woods Trail (sandy-east of observation platform) 0.6 miles
  • Wetlands Trail (sandy-circles the wetland) 4.3 miles
  • Part of Florida's Greenways and Trails System
  • A portion of the trails and parking lot were funded through the Recreational Trails Program