Region: Central Palm Beach County
Size: 55 acres
Hours: Daily from sunrise to sunset
North side of Silver Beach Road in the Town of Lake Park, 1/4 mile east of Congress Avenue.
Public Use Facilities:
None at present; 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.
The natural area contains three native Florida ecosystems: scrub, scrubby flatwoods, and mesic flatwoods. The largest tract was purchased by Palm Beach County in 2000. Most of the natural area was acquired in two transactions in 2002 and 2006. State Florida Forever matching funds for this acquisition were provided by the Florida Communities Trust. Several smaller tracts subsequently were added to the site. The natural area is managed by Palm Beach County with the assistance of the Town of Lake Park. It is part of the Northeast Everglades Natural Area.
Plant species observed on the site include splitbeard blustem, wiregrass, tarflower, Florida hammock sandmat, pinebarren frostweed, silver palm, myrtle oak, and silk bay.
Animal species observed on the site include gulf fritillary, blue dasher, southern toad, gopher tortoise, downy woodpecker, common ground-dove, yellow-rumped warbler, and eastern cottontail.