Grassy Waters Preserve

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.

Watchable Wildlife:
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

(561) 627-8831

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.

Related Sites:
Other Southeast Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks

FWC Facts:
The painted bunting is one of the most rapidly declining songbirds in the eastern U.S. Surveys show an astounding 4-6 percent annual decrease in its numbers from 1966 to 2007.

Learn More at AskFWC