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. Make Wakodahatchee Wetlands a part of your Delray Beach vacation plans using our Delray Beach vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Wonderful nature walk over wetlands to see birds and other wildlife. With some luck you may see a gator or two. It's free too! Best to visit early morning or after the heat of the day.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Great place for a peaceful walk, and enjoying the amazing Florida wildlife. No matter how often you go, you'll always see something new.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Peaceful oasis. The only sound is that of the birds. Beautiful walking boardwalk. Walking here feels like you are far away communing with nature  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    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.
  • April 30, 2017
    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!
  • June 12, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    Gorgeous place. Great wildlife. I wish I had seen a gators. I get to see a baby gators.
  • July 8, 2017
    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.

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