Region: Northern Palm Beach County
Size: 2,967 acres
Hours: Daily from sunrise to sunset
12385 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach 33412 (not a mailing address). The natural area is located on the south side of the Bee Line Highway (State Road 710) northwest of PGA Boulevard between the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area and the North County General Aviation Airport. The parking lot for Hungryland Slough is located on Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd approximately 3 miles north of Northlake Blvd. Take Seminole Pratt Whitney Road just past the entrance to Corbett Wildlife Management Area, turn right and the entrance to the site is 1/4 mile down on the north side of the road.
Public Use Facilities:
Public use facilities include a parking area, informational kiosks, and natural-surface hiking trails. There are no restroom facilities or drinking water on the natural area. Equestrian activities are not allowed on this site.
The site contains eight native biological communities: mesic flatwoods, hydric flatwoods, strand swamp, dome swamp, hydric hammock, xeric hammock, wet prairie, and depression marsh. Extensive restoration activities over a period of years included removal of 38 miles of dirt roads, 12 miles of canals, 3.4 miles of perimeter berm and ditch, and replacement or repair of 10 culverts; removal of invasive nonnative vegetation; and raising the elevation of the site 1.6 feet to reestablish historic seasonal water levels. A portion of the Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail, part of the Florida Trail passes along the eastern border and through the southern portion of the site. The natural area is part of the Northeast Everglades Natural Area.
Plant species observed on the site include yellow colicroot, blue maidencane, fewflower milkwort, Florida tickseed, pineland twinflower, tenangle pipewort, American bluehearts, cinnamon fern, red maple, and swamp bay.
Animal species observed on the site include longheaded toothpick grasshopper, Atlantic bluet, pig frog, Florida softshell, fulvous whistling duck, wood stork, hairy woodpecker, wild turkey, coyote, and round-tailed muskrat.