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Natural Areas Are Set to Re-Open
In accordance with Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-005, on Wednesday, 4/29/2020 ERM staff will begin re-opening Natural Areas to the public.
HOWEVER THIS DOES NOT MEAN RECREATION AS USUAL.
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.
Parking is located off Dyer Boulevard, 1/2 mile west of Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach
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