Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

4.8
#1 of 7 in Parks in Delray Beach
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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  • Great opportunity to view birds in their natural habitat. Make sure you bring a camera, It's mating season  more »
  • Easy walkways gives good view over the wetlands. It's used for flood reservoir and gives good shelter for for many interesting birds. Herons, pelicans, hawks and even a cardinal can be seen there. Man...  more »
  • Very easy and enjoyable walk to see multiple birds and creatures . Highly recommend Bring binoculars, if you have. We did not and still saw and enjoyed many things. Its a good idea to go slow and real...  more »
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  • It was the perfect day. The property is pristine. The birds don't even notice people there anymore. There are helpful signs to help with bird identification. There is a nice long boardwalk to walk on. We even spotted an alligator. There are a lot of large birds. Open 6:30am to 5:30 pm.
  • Wakodahatchee, along with nearby Green Cay, is a natural treasure of Palm Beach County. With free admission and free parking, this park is enormously popular among the birding and photography communities. Visitors to this park may observe the wetlands by walking the length of the boardwalk. During any visit to Wakodahatchee, one is very likely to observe a wide variety of migratory birds. I highly recommend it.
  • It was a very tranquil park, with nice walkways and birds all around. It seems very popular with bird photographers. It is just a nice long walkway, with birds, iguanas, and an occasional alligator. Don't expect any playgrounds or restrooms.
  • A beautiful elevated walk through an engineered wetland that restores a million gallons of water a day into the aquifer while getting a great view of giant iguanas in trees, aligators and lots of active wildlife. Thought it would be boring but a delightful 60 minute diversion. Restrooms located opposite entrance ramp.
  • This is an amazing area. We saw 6 alligators including 2 baby gators. There were turtles, ducks, birds, an iguanas and even a snake. I would recommend this place to everyone!

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