This is a large park that protects an excellent cross-section of
coastal Florida habitats, including pine flatwoods, sand pine
scrub, freshwater creeks, and cypress and mangrove wetlands along
the lower Loxahatchee River. The river is popular for canoeists,
and there are several trails for biking and hiking.
Scrub jays, gopher tortoises, snakes, and lizards are abundant in
the sand pine scrub. Pine flatwoods harbor pine warblers,
woodpeckers, and northern bobwhite. White-tailed deer, nesting bald
eagles, wood storks, and sandhill cranes are sometimes seen from
the road. Look for ospreys, white ibis, herons, egrets, anhingas,
and river otters on the river.
Department of Environmental Protection
On U.S. Highway 1, approximately 7 miles north of Jupiter.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites