Limestone Creek Natural Area

Slow moving dark waters. Limestone Creek was once a small blackwater stream that slowly flowed over the wetlands and swamp lands near this site and into the Loxahatchee River. As vegetation decayed along the banks, tannins leached into the water making it acidic and dark like tea or black coffee - hence the name "blackwater". This 52-acre site with mesic flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, hydric hammock, and mangrove swamp ecosystems, offers paddlers, fishermen, and hikers a view along two tributaries of Limestone Creek that still flow intermittently through the natural areas during heavy rain events. Visit during low tide to see numerous wading birds, or high tide to see a manatee.

Associated Agency: 
Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management
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Contact Info

Limestone Creek Natural Area
6570 Church Street
Jupiter, Florida 33458

Phone: 561-233-2400
Fax: 561-233-2414

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