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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Very peacefull park

I was there for a photography tour and it was very beautiful and peaceful place in the morning. Though we didn't see the gators but walking along the wooden path to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nick G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was there for a photography tour and it was very beautiful and peaceful place in the morning. Though we didn't see the gators but walking along the wooden path to the observatory is very pleasant. Highly recommend to go there fore sunrise.

Thank Nick G
West Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of ours turned us on to this nature area and it is a real gem. A great place to take a walk or bike ride, the nature and fresh air abounds. Alligators can be found throughout the park but tend to congregate near the hot water discharge of the FPL power plant at 45th Street entrance. Other wildlife include... More 

Thank Joseph Y
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living nearby Grassy Waters is handy when we have guests visiting for a few days. It is easy to access and usually not crowded unless they have busloads of school kids that day. The Nature Center is great to walk through.....small but interesting exhibits and friendly staff of volunteers to help in any way. The walking paths are elevated wooden... More 

1 Thank HOWARD Z
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76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This preserve is so diverse, I don't know why it is so underutilized! And it is only about 4 miles west of I-95, so it's easy to reach. First, there is the 1-mile Cypress Boardwalk over marshes and swamps-- stunning!! Then drive a short distance to the 4-mile Hog Hammock Trail (easy walking since it's also for bikes) and the... More 

2 Thank jaybeeBrooklyn
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very easy, unique, short, boardwalk hike with little huts spread throughout the trail. It was perfect for a hike with my 2 year old. Great photos and beautiful surroundings.

Thank travels2share
West Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem. I try to go there at least once a week. It recharges my soul. Can walk or ride the bike. There are always gators galore and so many species of birds. Deer, raccoons, wild hogs, along with Lynx and Bobcats can be seen. Even heard there are the endangered Florida Panther. Just a lovely peaceful... More 

1 Thank sailorman295
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great walks saw two snakes and various turtles in the water. We did though get eaten alive by mosquitoes between us over 100 bites in 90 minutes. Still enjoyed it though just take the insect repellent.

1 Thank barcaranger
Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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

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