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John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Evnironmental Area
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Pratt Whitney and Indiantown Roads
Indiantown, Martin County

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Of all the preserves, parks and conservation areas we've visited over the last few years, this place, the Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area ranks among the most beautiful. It's vista after vista, pinelands, marsh and wet prairie. Water is the defining feature throughout its 16,000-plus acres, which is what you'd expect since this is part of the Hungryland Slough.

Indiantown Road forms the southern boundary of Jones/Hungryland, with Pratt Whitney Road essentially splitting it in east-west. The main entrance is along Pratt Whitney about 1.5 miles north, as is access to the Old Jupiter Indiantown Grade, now a hiking and equestrian trail. There is parking at both points, plus a restroom at the main gate. Maps are also available at a kiosk. As we said, water is the defining feature, but it's also the limiting feature. We visited in September and found the roads and trails generally passable but muddy and wet in places.

Jones/Hungryland is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, and we did see hawks, osprey, cardinals, doves, egrets and herons. Late winter and spring would seem to be the ideal time to visit, when conditions are drier and migratory species are still here. Also note that Jones/Hungryland is open to hunting part of the year. There are also fishing and camping opportunities.

 
 
 
 
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