Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

4.8
#1 of 10 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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  • Took my oldest daughter there for a walk around the wetlands while she was home from college during Thanksgiving. We saw plenty of birds,fish turtles and alligators. We even were fortunate enough to s...  more »
  • Disabled accessible for wheelchairs. Nice walk ends up where it started with all sorts of visible wildlife along the way. Seating along trail. Go early morning or late afternoon for best views  more »
  • Such a peaceful place to walk for enjoyment or walk as a workout. There are so many types of wild life to see in this park. Great place if you enjoying photography.  more »
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  • Great area for a quick nature walk. The boardwalk isn't too long and there are some shaded areas along it to pause and appreciate the wildlife. You can find a ton of birds, iguanas, turtles, fish, and therr are alligators although I didn't see any!
  • Probably the best birding spot in South Florida! You can see all the same birds as in the Everglades National Park, but in a more concentrated area. You can even see birds in the wet season that are too scattered to see at the NP. Lots of species roost here at night, so it's beautiful right before sunset. There are also a bunch that nest here in the spring! If you love birds, you have to check it out.
  • lovely. Nice quiet walk with lots of wildlife to see. Bird numbers wax and wane with season but even midsummer you'll see plenty of heron,egrets, cormorant... Also fish, turtles, iguana, alligators... beautiful flora.
  • Really nice little park with an abundance of wildlife. Nice walking trail and the parking wasn't too bad at all. Would come back, as I enjoy nature and wildlife. Saw a gator, and dozens of types of birds.
  • Lovely place to see if you haven't done so! Lots to capture on camera or if you enjoy bird watching. Lots of different types of critters but enjoyable non the less!
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