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Dupuis Wildlife and Environmental Area
Martin County
egret in tree
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open meadow
cypress swamp
cabbage palm hammock
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23500 Kanner Highway
Canal Point


You never know what you might see while visiting Dupuis. A wild hog rooting around, literally, for his next meal. The air filled with swallows diving and turning for mosquitoes. A flock of skittish turkeys scurrying through the understory of a live oak hammock. Soldier butterflies numerous enough to field an army. Flowers that rank among the rarest in South Florida, indeed the world.

Those are among the highlights of what we saw the first time we visited Dupuis. The preserve is about a half hour's drive northwest of West Palm Beach, so it's a bit out of the way. But it's also nearly 22,000 acres and diverse enough to make the drive worthwhile. It's pinelands, wet meadows, cypress swamps and hardwood hammocks cut by 35 miles of hiking trails, including the Ocean to Lake Trail, 40 miles of equestrian trails and a 7.5-mile auto tour (link to the tour guide here). There is an equestrian center, campsites, picnic tables, fishing pier and a short boardwalk complete with interpretive signs.

There are four entrances to Dupuis, all along the Kanner Highway, aka County Road 76. The area is open to hunters and closed to most other activities at certain times of the year. TAKE OUR VIRTUAL TOUR.

More Resources for Dupuis Wildlife and Environmental Area
Institute for Regional Conservation Bird Check List Great Florida Birding Trail Florida Center for Environmental Science Dupuis Virtual Tour Auto Tour
Photo Gallery for Dupuis Wildlife and Environmental Area
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great egret blue sky flower blue flower butterfly
orange butterfly dragonfly climbing aster swamp butterflyweed
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