The Sweetbay Natural Area contains six native Florida ecosystem: mesic flatwoods, hydric flatwoods, wet prairie, baygall, mesic hammock, and dome swamp. The natural area was once part of the greater Loxahatchee Slough, the historic headwaters of the Loxahatchee River. It is composed of two preserve areas that were set aside during the construction of the airport – a large tract to the west of the airport and a smaller tract to the east. There are no facilities on the eastern tract. The natural area is managed by Palm Beach County. It is part of the Northeast Everglades Natural Area.
Location: 12560 Aviation Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412 (not a mailing address). The entrance to the natural area is on the west side of Aviation Boulevard, inside the North County General Aviation Airport. The entrance to the airport is located on the south side of the Bee Line Highway (SR 710) and it is approximately 2.7 miles northwest of PGA Boulevard. For further information on this Natural Area.