One mile of paved trail and 1.5 miles of a shell rock trail wind
through the Okeeheelee Nature Center, a 100-acre area located
within the 1000-acre Okeeheelee Park in Palm Beach County. The
surrounding parklands were created out of land once mined for shell
rock, so the focus of the nature center is restoration of the
native pine uplands. The nature center offers regular natural
Check the wetlands along the East Marsh Trail for coot, common
moorhen, ring-necked duck, blue-winged and green-winged teal,
pied-billed grebe and wood duck. Scan overhead for red-tailed hawks
and ospreys. Gopher tortoises and their burrows are located along
the pine trail.
Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Center
From I-95, exit onto Forest Hill Boulevard and travel west for
about 5 miles. Park entrance is on the right. In the park, follow
signs to the nature center.
Florida Wildlife Sites