Grassy Waters Preserve268 Votes
- Address: 8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-5618044985
- Tags: Family And Kids, Nature
Visiting Grassy Waters Preserve is one of the best things to do in West Palm Beach to reconnect with nature. Sprawling over an area of 23.5 square miles, Grassy Waters Preserve showcases a pristine and beautiful ecosystem which is home to a number of snails, heron, hawks, toads, turkeys, white-tailed deer etc. The preserve offers many hiking and walking trails using which you can explore the unique ecosystem of the place as well as Florida animals in their natural habitat. One of the highlights of Grassy Waters Preserve is the 120-foot Bald Cypress Tree which is considered to be 600 years old.
How to Reach Grassy Waters Preserve
- Rent a car/taxi from Wellington via Northlake Blvd
Grassy Waters Preserve Reviews & Ratings
My boyfriend and I loved it here! Definitely a hidden gem. We did the Hog Hammock trail, which was beautiful, and ended the trip on the Eagle trail. Be aware if you start the Eagle trail at one end, it does not loop back! You'll just have to walk a little further to your car, but it wasn't the end of the world! Both were beautiful and had some great sights to see.
Calm and tranquil park that is wheelchair accessible and has a small historical museum on the water. Private kayaks and boats are not permitted, but you can book a guided canoe trip, or a dip-net trip for the kids. It is advisable to book at least a month in advance. Entrance is free to this Wildlife Management Area (WMA) The winding boardwalks are about a mile in total, and there are rocking chairs in selected shady spots along the way. It is a good little place for nature photography, and just to escape for a while.
An AMAZING place!! A piece of the Everglades in West Palm Beach. We signed up for a two hour kayak tour and it couldn't have been better. The tour was delayed due to an alligator that wouldn't leave the deck but we eventually got onto the water. The tour guide was awesome, friendly and informative. The two volunteers were friendly and helpful too. The tour was only $10 which includes the kayak rental; a total steal! We would've paid $50 for the event. There are trails you can walk too and plenty of wildlife to explore. Highly recommend!!
Endangered Everglades Snail Kites can be seen from the boardwalks. You can explore the park on them and walk over alligators. There are gorgeous fresh water, sawgrass, and cypress vistas.
I love this place. Get a guide, walk through the swamp, and take a canoe out. Make reservations and come prepared with a hat, bottled water, and shoes that will be a mess if you walk through the swamp. For those who are a little less adventurous, there is a nice boardwalk. This is a must for outdoor lovers!