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Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

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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. Make Wakodahatchee Wetlands a part of your Delray Beach vacation plans using our Delray Beach vacation planner.
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  • A hidden gem, and free!! How often does that happen. Natural wetlands, you never know what you will see. Bird lovers paradise. Nice wide elevated deck walkway and plenty of benches and covered cabanas...  more »
  • Five stars! I am a photographer and lover of wildlife so it makes sense that I always plan a few visits to Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach. The atmosphere is very calming and peaceful. Nature i...  more »
  • I was quite surprised at what has been accomplished here by the Palm Beach County water utilities department. Using treated waste water to rehydrate what was unused and barren land they have in essenc...  more »
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  • Very interesting hidden gem. A touch of nature (though I believe it was man made) in the middle of a mostly Residential area. Lots of birds to see, even gators! It does tend to get packed and parking can become an issue.
  • This is a beautiful and easily accessible park with a nice boardwalk. I've been here a half a dozen times and I've never been disappointed. During those visits I've encountered a great variety of bird species and their babies, iguana and other lizards, as well as alligators and their babies. Bring your binoculars and/or camera and enjoy the nature!
  • Take a peaceful stroll through nature. My favorite place to come early in the morning.. Through the years, I have seen Gators, river otters, all varieties of turtles and birds. Such a beautiful place to go back to nature.
  • Gorgeous place. Great wildlife. I wish I had seen a gators. I get to see a baby gators.
  • For those who love birds, this is a goldmine. The boardwalk takes you out over the wetlands past short trees where wood storks, anhingas, cormorants, and various egrets and Herons roost, nest, and sqwak. You get very close. The birds are used to people. They don't mind. And yes, there are also alligators. Take your camera.