Jupiter, Fl is fortunate to be located in Palm Beach County and to have a vast array of parks and natural areas that are open to the public. The natural areas are open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week, including holidays, for passive, natural resource-based recreation activities such as hiking, bird watching, nature study, and photography, as well as for environmental education and scientific research. Other recreation uses, such as horseback riding, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking and fishing, are permitted in designated areas on a site-specific basis. Be sure to check with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation website before visiting see see full disclosure on all amenities and allowed activies.
Certain natural areas may be temporarily closed for environmental restoration activities and/or other public safety issues. Users should confirm that the natural area they plan to visit has existing public use facilities which match the users proposed activity; not all natural areas are readily accessible or have existing public use facilities such as a parking area, accessible trails, natural-surfaced walking paths, trail markers, and/or information kiosks.
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area
Size: 270 acres
1800 South U.S. Highway 1,
Jupiter, FL 33477
The entrance is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 1, one mile south of Indiantown Road.
Site facilities include a parking area for ten cars and two buses, a bicycle rack, an accessible portable toilet, a kiosk with educational exhibits, an accessible nature trail leading to a covered observation platform, and natural-surface hiking trails. Visitors also may access the site by beaching a small boat on a sandy area known as Ski Beach along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, where there is a small kiosk with educational exhibits and a connection to the hiking trail system. Part of the Jupiter Riverwalk, a multiuse concrete pathway, is adjacent to the eastern boundary of the site. The Riverwalk runs west from A1A to the natural area and is planned to extend north to the Jupiter Inlet. There is no drinking water available on the natural area. LEARN MORE...
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Cypress Creek Natural Area
Size: 2,083 acres
10035 Indiantown Road,
The natural area spans north and south of Indiantown Road (State Road 706) near Jupiter Farms Road, approximately one mile west of Florida's Turnpike. The main portion of the site is located on the north side of Indiantown Road where parking is available. The smaller tract is located on the south side of Indiantown Road, east of Jupiter Farms Road.
Facilities include parking area, shade shelters, observation platforms, horse hitches and a pitcher pump well, bicycle racks, and kiosks with educational exhibits. Bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding are allowed only on the multi-use Historic Jupiter-Indiantown Trail that runs 2 miles through the western portion of the natural area. There are additional hiking and equestrian trails located in the eastern portion of the natural area. The accessible trails are comprised of crushed rock. There are no restrooms or drinking water on the natural area. LEARN MORE...
Limestone Creek Natural Area
Size: 52 acres
6570 Church Street
The site is bordered on several sides by the Town of Jupiter. The C-18 Canal runs east to west through the natural area and there is parking available both north and south of the Canal. The main paved parking lot to the north is off Church Street and there are two additional lots to the south: a paved parking lot off Island Way and an unpaved lot off Central Boulevard.
Public use facilities include a paved parking area for five cars and one bus off Church Street, two parking areas on the south side of the C-18 Canal, a bicycle rack, a kiosk with educational exhibits, an accessible nature trail leading to a covered observation platform, a fishing pier, a natural-surface hiking trail, a multipurpose trail along both sides of the C-18 Canal, and a canoe/kayak launch. There are no restroom facilities or drinking water on the natural area. LEARN MORE...
Delaware Scrub Natural Area
47 N. Delaware Boulevard,
Jupiter, FL 33458
The entrance is on the east side of Delaware Boulevard, just north of Indiantown Road.
Site facilities include a parking area for five cars and one bus, a bicycle rack, an accessible nature trail leading to an observation platform, natural-surface hiking trail, and a canoe/kayak tie-up for visitors traveling to the site via Jones Creek. There are no restroom facilities or drinking water on the natural area. LEARN MORE...
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area
47 N. Delaware Boulevard,
Located at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Beach Road (County Road 707) in the Village of Tequesta. The entrance is on the north side of Beach Road, 1/4 mile east of U.S. Highway 1
Site facilities include a parking area for seven cars and one bus, a bicycle rack, two kiosks with educational exhibits, an accessible nature trail leading to a boardwalk ending at a covered observation platform, and natural-surface hiking trails. Hiking, photography, wildlife viewing, and other passive recreation activities are allowed on the site. There are no restroom facilities or drinking water on the natural area. LEARN MORE...
Pine Glades Natural Area
14122 West Indiantown Road,
South side of Indiantown Road (State Road 706), east and west of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road (State Road 711).
Public use facilities include a paved parking area for ten cars, two buses and eight canoe/kayak trailers off Indiantown Road, a bicycle rack (bicycles are not permitted on the trails), three kiosks with educational exhibits, an accessible nature trail leading to a covered observation platform and a fishing pier (catch and release only), over 7 miles of natural-surface hiking trails, including a 0.6-mile restored portion of the historic Old Wire Trail from the 1850's, an accessible canoe/kayak launch, covered picnic area and a wheelchair-accessible portable restroom. There is no drinking water on the natural area. LEARN MORE...