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Grassy Waters Preserve

8264 Northlake Boulevard

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Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades watershed and the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.

Although human needs have lead to severe alterations to the flow of water through South Florida, Grassy Waters Preserve remains a pristine remnant of the once great Everglades system. A mosaic of wetlands, tree islands, and forested hammocks, Grassy Waters Preserve is home to a variety of native wildlife. Commonly sighted species including the everglades snail kite, wood stork, white ibis, great blue heron, white tailed deer, otter, bobcat, and alligator.


Ruth J

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Very peaceful and serene. The trail was low impact and wheel chair friendly. It's a nice walk for the whole family. I did see an area with Kayaks but there was no one that day kayaking. I like that the trail was not over crowded. I did enjoy the rocking chairs and the "huts." It's a hidden gem and will definitely visit again.

Gopal Raval

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
Great place for a nature walk Take your walk in the morning before temperatures peak to enjoy yourself more. There are multiple trails ranging from 0.5 to 5 miles. Very neat to see FLA natural beauty up close. Take to time to sit in a rocking chair to enjoy the views. Great place to have a short stop The trails are not very long, but there is enough to see. Different animals, different type of plants and trees and a great view of nature! There is also a small visitor center with different temporary exhibition

Althea Manor

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Wonderful experience to see where our water comes from. The history tours and learning about the wildlife and plantlife is priceless. I will be back again

Christine Horn

Monday, July 2, 2018
Fun place to walk on the board walk. Some nice shady areas. Great visitor center and events frequently.

Gwen Gerety Hays

Saturday, May 19, 2018
There are several trails that are part of the Preserve but the most accessible and user friendly is the Cypress Boardwalk. We saw numerous water fowl, frogs and baby Alligators on a recent trip there. Good place for photography.

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