Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

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#1 of 8 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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  • This is the place to go to enjoy nature at it's finest. Long boardwalk trail with lots of birds and wildlife gives you the opportunity to take many great photos. It is so well known by the locals and visitors that if you get there late on weekends there will probably be a waiting line to get in but there is no charge.
  • Beautiful scenery and lots of Florida birds to spot. Parking is a bit small so I recommend coming early or at a low peak time. Great spot to take a peaceful walk or photograph wildlife
  • Love this place. You'll see birds, iguanas, turtles, gators..and yesterday an owl and a racoon. Very nice walk. The only bad thing is this is a very popular place and not enough parking. We have actually left here before because the line of cars waiting for parking to become available was out to the road. Since people spend quite a bit of time here it can be a very long wait. Green Cay Wetlands and Nature center is only a couple of miles away as an alternative and they have ample parking there.
  • For the last 20 years, while living in south Florida, we've gone here to enjoy a small version of the Florida wetlands. This adventure, we saw three alligators, two that were just over five feet long, just below the boardwalk and one in a canal that was at least seven foot long. Hundreds of wood storks in nest just a few feet from our heads as we passed. Iguanas of all sizes in the trees. A roseate spoonbill in a tree...
  • This is an amazing place if you are serious about wildlife, or if you just like nature even a little bit. Easy to walk on the boardwalks, about a mile around. Parking lot fills up however. Everyone in the area should go. The birds are incredible.
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