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The Guide to South Florida's Parks, Preserves and Natural Areas
Sunset at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach.

This page provides a list of public spaces we've visited where birds, animals and plants can be viewed in their native habitats. Each listing includes photographs of the sites and the wildlife that you might see. Each also includes the site address, link to its website, when available, a google map, plus things to know ahead of time if you go there, i.e. parking. This is not a comprehensive list, but we will be expanding it as we go along. It includes sites in five South Florida counties but isPalm Beach County centric, because that is where we live. For more places, check out the Great Florida Birding Trail website and the Palm Beach County list of natural areas. These sites tend to be places out of the way and overlooked but present wonderful opportunities to see South Florida in its original state. For Broward County, click here. Another resource is the Tropical Audobon Society's list of birding sites in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.



Broward County

Anne Kolb Nature Cente

Chapel Trail Nature Preserve

Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area

Deerfield Beach Arboretum

Deerfield Island Park

Dr. D. Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

Fern Forest Nature Center

Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area — The Everglades

Helene Klein Pineland Preserve

Highlands Scrub Natural Area

Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Long Key Nature Center

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge — Lox Road

Military Trail Natural Area

Plantation Preserve Linear Trail

Quiet Waters Park

Saw Palmetto Natural Area

Secret Woods Nature Center

Snake Road

Snake Warrior's Island Natural Area

Tall Cypress Natural Area

Tradewinds Park

Tree Tops Park/Pine Island Natural Area

Tivoli Sand Pines Preserve

Vista View Park

West Creek Pineland Natural Area

Woodmont Natural Area


Collier County

Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

Big Cypress National Preserve

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

Tigertail Beach Park


Lee County

Bailey Tract

Bowman's Beach

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Lighthouse Beach Park


Martin County

Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Park

Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Delaplane Peninsula Preserve

Dupuis Wildlife and Environmental Area

Halpatiokee Regional Park

Haney Creek Trail

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Hosford Park

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area

Seabranch Preserve State Park


Miami Dade County

Arch Creek Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Biscayne National Park

Deering Estate

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park

Greynolds Park East

Homestead — Everglades National Park

Oleta River State Park

Shark Valley — Everglades National Park

Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area


Monroe County

Bahia Honda State Park

Crane Point Hammock

Curry Hammock State Park

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens

Long Key State Park

National Key Deer Refuge




Palm Beach County

Acreage Pines Natural Area

Atlantic Dunes Park

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Blazing Star Nature Preserve

Cypress Creek Natural Area

Cypress Creek Natural Area South Tract

Daggerwing Nature Center

Delray Beach Municipal Beach

Delray Oaks Natural Area

Delaware Scrub Natural Area

Frenchman's Forest Natural Area

Grassy Waters Preserve

Grassy Waters Preserve — Apoxee Trail

Green Cay Nature Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Harold A. Campbell Public Use Area

High Ridge Natural Area

Hungryland Slough Natural Area

Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

John Prince Park

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Natural Area

Jupiter Ridge Natural Area

Juno Dunes Natural Area (Oceanfront Tract)

Juno Dunes Natural Area (West Tract)

J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (North Entrance)

J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area — Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail

Lake Ida County Park

Lantana Nature Preserve

Lantana Scrub Natural Area

Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve

Limestone Creek Natural Area

Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area

Morikami Park

North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area

Ocean Ridge Hammock Park

Ocean Ridge Natural Area

Okeeheelee Nature Center

Pawpaw Natural Area

Peaceful Waters Preserve

Pine Glades Natural Area

Pondhawk Natural Area

River Bend County Park

Rosemary Scrub Natural Area

Royal Palm Beach Pines Natual Area

Seacrest Scrub Natural Area

Snook Islands Natural Area

Solid Waste Authority Greenway Trails System

South Cove Natural Area

Spanish River Park

Stormwater Treatment Area 1 East

Sweetbay Natural Area

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

West Delray Regional Park

Wellington Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat

Winding Waters Natural Area

Yamato Scrub Natural Area