Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

#1 of 10 in Parks in Delray Beach
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
As a part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Wakodahatchee Wetlands features open ponds, marshes, and islands with a public boardwalk and interpretive signs. Over 140 species of birds have been spotted at the site, as well as turtles, alligators, raccoons, frogs, and rabbits. Within its rich flora, you'll see palm trees, oaks, numerous flowers, and aquatic plants. This 20 hectare (50 acre) park also offers gazebos with benches. Dress comfortably for the 2.4 km (1.5 mi) hike along the boardwalk, which teaches wetland ecology through interpretive signs. For Wakodahatchee Wetlands and beyond, use our Delray Beach online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Delray Beach vacation.
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  • I do not recommend going to this place. The staff is nasty. The staff discriminates. Dont waste your time!  more »
  • Great place to walk and try to spot wildlife. Alligators, turtles, birds, snakes, ducks, iguana, etc. Don't forget your binoculars. It helps to spot things that are in the water and farther away...  more »
  • Was a very nice walk for family. Took us walking casually about 35 minutes to go thru. We saw lots of birds, turtles and few crocodiles and some iguana’s. I like that it was free also and could.....  more »
  • Wakodahatchee Wetlands is the absolutely best place to view a wide array of birds and reptiles in their natural surroundings. Early Spring is the best time to see mother birds sitting on their nests and recently hatched young ones in the best! They grow rather quickly so you won't want to miss them! We are lucky enough to live only 2 minutes from this fascinating place!
  • A great place to see some of the beautiful wildlife Florida has to offer for free! This serene little park has a boardwalk over a small piece of wetlands where you can encounter turtles, iguanas, many beautiful birds, and even alligators! Make sure to bring water and hats to shield from the sun.
  • Off season is the best time to visit. Parking is hard to come by during season. The boardwalk is well maintained and up close and personal with the wildlife that thrives here. Each time I visit, it's a different experience. Wood Storks, herons great and small, alligators, iguanas, moorhens, and more! If you're visiting Palm Beach County, this cannot be missed! Wear sunscreen and have your camera at the ready!
  • Amazing nature experience... a lot of activity with animal life.. birds native and migrating depending on the season... witness egg hatching and development.. great for photography
  • Beautiful and a great place to take a walk in nature without having to go out to the middle of nowhere. It's right in Delray but it feels totally isolated in the reserve. Walkway is very well maintained, flat, and easy to go at your own pace. There are plenty of benches, but bring water and sunscreen. If you go in early April the chicks are super cute and fluffy.

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