The Cypress Creek Natural Area contains seven native Florida ecosystems: mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, hydric hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, dome swamp, and blackwater stream. Restoration activities include removing invasive nonnative vegetation, filling six miles of ditches to restore the hydroperiod, changing the elevations of shell mining pits to encourage revegetation by native wetland plants, and improving the Old Indiantown Road grade (now known as the Historic Jupiter-Indiantown Trail) for use as a multi-purpose trail.
This natural area is part of the Northeast Everglades Natural Area and serves as a buffer for the Loxahatchee Wild and Scenic River. Lands in the natural area were acquired by Palm Beach County from 1995 to 2010. State Florida Forever matching funds were provided for four of the acquisitions through the Florida Communities Trust. The natural area is managed by Palm Beach County.
Location: 10035 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL. (not a mailing address) The natural area spans north and south of Indiantown Road (SR 706) near Jupiter Farms Road, approximately one mile west of Florida’s Turnpike. The main portion of the site is located on the north side of Indiantown Road where parking is available. The smaller tract is located on the south side of Indiantown Road, east of Jupiter Farms Road. For further information on this Natural Area.