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Grassy Waters Nature Preserve

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Address: 8264 Northlake Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-3300
Phone Number: 561 804-4985
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great for seeing the real Florida

Very nice park and such a peaceful boardwalk. They have great family and kid programs. We really enjoy going there

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sarah R
Jupiter, Florida
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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This area is just ok. You can hear the highway from the park. The vegetation is mostly quite dry but in some spots, lush. At the end of the trail, you come to sawgrass. It's a short walk, 0.65 mile. We didn't see any animals except tiny frogs. I wouldn't drive out of my way to see this park but... More 

Thank lovetheocean888
Jupiter, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice park and such a peaceful boardwalk. They have great family and kid programs. We really enjoy going there

Thank Sarah R
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went into this to see what it was and in the middle of a very busy area we found this beautiful lake and learned about the area --

Thank Luckydog17
South Florida
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91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Get to see the Everglades without the long drive. Good access for paddlers and good raised trails for walkers. Lots of Birds, nice HQ exhibits and safe to see Gators.

1 Thank Searover
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I volunteer at Grassy waters so I guess I am biased, but this place is great. There are many different species of birds and insects, plus I have seen otters, alligators and squirrels.

Thank Barry B
Boynton Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I visited Grassy Waters Nature Preserve since I was in the area and have been wanting to see it. I didn't hear any reviews from my photographers friends regarding it and I can see why. The scenic Loxahatchee River view from the cypress swamp boardwalk was beautiful but I was very surprised that I didn't see any birds. There were... More 

Thank Marcia A
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A peaceful place to watch nature and enjoy your surroundings. I love to go when I want to clear my head or sort things out. It is close to nature but the sounds from the interstate and highway tend to be distracting for some. They have wonderful workshops regarding nature. Just a peaceful place close to my home that I... More 

Thank Julia R
West Palm Beach, Florida
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154 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It's a nature lover and photographer's delight and a MUST SEE for residents and visitors alike!! The trails and boardwalks are incredible and the wildlife is not to be believed!!! Just meander along at your own pace and feel like you could be anywhere. It's SO incredibly peaceful and spectacularly beautiful!!

1 Thank Constance M
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to get away from your busy life and enjoy nature Florida style. We packed a picnic lunch and ate at one of the many picnic tables by the water and then took the Eagle trail hike. It's short but is dirt with exposed rocks so not stroller or wheelchair friendly, but there is a boardwalk on the other... More 

Thank Martha260
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A Slice of the wild Everglades in a peaceful setting located in Northern Palm Beach County. Gators, fowl, fish and reptiles all combine to make your experience invigorating and memorable. Beautiful, peaceful and serene its such a nice getaway in the middle of a busy town.

Thank Susan N

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