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Grassy Waters Nature Preserve

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Address: 8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-3300
Phone Number: +1 561-804-4985
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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Sunday morning walk-about

We went here right after the park had opened a Sunday morning, there where just a couple of other cars at the parking lot when we unloaded our backpack and camera. The two boys... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here right after the park had opened a Sunday morning, there where just a couple of other cars at the parking lot when we unloaded our backpack and camera. The two boys where a bit mixed excited-nervous of the possibility to spot a gator. We first explored the area around the boat ramp before we hit the trail,... More 

Thank Erikderek
Jacksonville, FL
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Very tranquil and naturally beautiful. Wooded water area. If lucky you'll see some wildlife. No pets.

Thank TravelingLily
West Palm Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Walking paths, throughout the grounds, make for a very relaxing walk, and time to commune with nature. IT is a hidden gem in the city, but gives good viibes when you commune with mother nature.

Thank Mark P
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a very small area, that wild life gets so little room for birds and reptiles to make it their home. I am so sickened by the way they are building all around this wetland very little protection for the wildlife. Its very pretty , It is on Northlake Blvd and its very busy with cars going by. I... More 

1 Thank Catie C
West Palm Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A nature preserve that serves as a water source for West Palm Beach is a surprisingly nearby peek at an unspoiled land. Long walks over elevated boardwalks are full of interest as you spy the reptiles and birds in a natural setting. Canoeing is possible as are guided tours.

Thank ard0807
West Palm Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Took family here one recent morning. The four year old wasn't too excited about it. The seven year old liked the boardwalk and the different things to see. I have been here and have seen few animals and at other times I have seen several, from snail kites to roseate spoonbills and alligators. Good for the nature lover. And it... More 

Thank Sunnydell1990
West Palm Beach, Florida
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871 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I love the nature views here. The grassy waters, I believe are a part of the everglades park system and the lungs of Florida. I never tire of the beautiful water and sky views. It is far west of town, so a car is necessary. Take and hour or two to enjoy the walks and views.

2 Thank DoloresJacoby
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I took my sister-in-law who was visiting from Denver so she could enjoy Florida's nature and wildlife. Sadly, we didn't see much wildlife (1 wading bird and that was it!). I see more creatures around a lake in the center of town. On the positive side, the boardwalks made for a nice walk.

Thank Kim449
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460 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Right in the middle of West Palm Beach is a beautiful piece of the famous Florida Everglades, perfect for kids and free. Ad full variety of birds from Snowy Egrets to the majestic Blue Heron to the Cranes and Red Tailed Hawks be sure to bring a camera. Also be on the lookout for Gators, snakes, Box turtles, lizards frogs... More 

Thank Don L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice park. There is some highway noise at the beginning, but that fades away after you start walking down the path. The path is an elevated wooden walkway. It is completely handicap accessible. Right off the bat, we saw a 13 ft male alligator. Per the park employee, he likes living in the deeper channel by the... More 

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