Jupiter Ridge Natural Area, Palm Beach County FL

The Jupiter Ridge Natural area is a 270 acre preserve located in northern Palm Beach County. The Jupiter Ridge Natural Area has public use facilities including parking, educational kiosks, fully accessible nature and hiking trails and an observation platform. This natural area may also be accessed by boat from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Jupiter Ridge Natural Area (2)The main entrance for the Jupiter Ridge Natural area is located at 1800 South US 1 in Jupiter Florida, about a mile south of Indiantown Rd. The natural area does include portable toilet facilities, but does not offer drinking water at any location inside the preserve.

The Jupiter Ridge Natural Area features many different native Florida ecosystems. Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, depression marsh and mangrove swamp systems are found wihin this preserve. A wide variety of plant species are native to the preserve, including; bushy bluestem, lemon bacopa, gray nicker, common buttonbush, purple lovegrass, scrub pinweed, four-petal pawpaw, scrub live oak, sand pine, and bulltongue arrowhead.

Visitors to the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area may also catch a glimpse of some of the native wildlife during their time, including; rosy wolfsnail, comet darner, two-striped walkingstick, mangrove skipper, Atlantic needlefish, scrub lizard, gopher tortoise, Florida scrub-jay, hermit thrush, and West Indian manatee.

The Jupiter Ridge Natural area is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset.

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