The preserve consists of two sites, located on the north and south
sides of Northlake Boulevard. The south site features a nature
center/classroom surrounded by 1,500 feet of boardwalk, overlooking
a sawgrass prairie and cypress marsh. The north site has a lake
where catch-and-release fishing is allowed and two trails that
traverse uplands and wetlands. Natural history programs and guided
canoe outings are regularly offered.
The prairie and marsh attract great blue herons, great egrets,
ibises, limpkins, turtles, alligators, gar and mudfish. Turkey
vultures and red-shouldered hawks are regular year-round sights;
snail kites and bald eagles are occasionally seen. On the north
site, watch for raccoons, armadillos, deer, wild hogs, wading
birds, ospreys and wild ducks.
City of West Palm Beach
Take Northlake Boulevard west from I-95 past the Beeline Highway.
The Grassy Waters Nature Center is located just past the Beeline on
the south side of Northlake Boulevard.
Florida Wildlife Sites