Explore Our Natural Areas

Martin County manages approximately 35,000 acres of environmentally sensitive lands. With ecological restoration as a high priority, our staff carries out quality projects that meet our community’s needs while also playing a vital role in support of improved public access to public lands.

From this page you can learn about Martin County's preserves and conservation land areas. We hope you enjoy these beautiful ecological sites and remember to “take only pictures and leave only footprints.”

Boardwalk at Clifton S. Perry Beach

Clifton S. Perry Beach

A 17-acre natural area on Hutchinson Island. 

A trail at Delaplane Preserve

Delaplane Preserve

A 51-acre nature preserve along the St. Lucie River.

A sign that reads Gomez Preserve nature trail

Gomez Preserve

A 61-acre preserve through Seabranch Preserve State Park.

The river at Halpatiokee Preserve

Halpatiokee Preserve

A 500-acre natural area located in Stuart.

Flora at found near the Hobe Sound Scrub Preserve

Hobe Sound Scrub Preserve

A 28-acre conservation area in Hobe Sound.

Boardwalk at Kiplinger Preserve

Kiplinger Preserve

A 157-acre natural area located in Stuart.

Waterways at Kitching Creek Preserve

Kitching Creek Preserve

A 51-acre nature area located in Hobe Sound.

A paved path through Maggy's Hammock

Maggy's Hammock

A 22-acre conservation area in Port Salerno.

Flora at Pal Mar East

Pal Mar East

A 3,200-acre natural area located between Palm Beach and Martin County. 

River Cove Park

A 3-acre preserve that provides access to the Indian River Lagoon.

Additional Parks & Trails