John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area

Check Station at Sunset - Beth Morford
Beth Morford
"Every day, many of us go about our daily activities unaware of the treasures that exist in our own backyard. The Old Jupiter-Indiantown Road . . . still remains generally as it was in the early years of the settlement of south Florida." - Old Jupiter-Indiantown Road Trail Feasibility Study, 1993

The 16,645-acre Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area was acquired by the state in the mid to late 1990s. The area includes some of the highest quality, relatively undisturbed pine flatwoods remaining in south Florida. Here you can camp, hike, or bike along the Old Jupiter-Indiantown Road, participate in hunts for deer, hog, and small game, and fish for largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and warmouth. In the summer and fall the rare orange and yellow Catesby lily blooms in the moist flatwoods and prairies.

 




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