Why is Apoxee Trail closed?

Why is Apoxee Trail closed?

LONG-TERM CLOSURE: The Apoxee section is undergoing a long-term improvement project due to flooding. Please visit

How long is Apoxee trail?

2.5 miles
2.5 miles of trail. Actual walking distance will vary based on path chosen. A short paved loop trail is accessible from the parking area. The remainder of the trail is natural dirt substrate of uneven surface with exposed roots.

What does Apoxee mean?

Apoxee (pronounced ‘Ah-po-ee’) is a Miccosukee word meaning “beyond tomorrow.” In the Seminole-Creek language it is written Apoxsee, which means “tomorrow.” Canal Point.

Does Okeeheelee Park have a basketball court?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Basketball Courts. Basketball courts are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis during regular park hours. Lighted courts are available from sunrise until 9:00 pm.

Are there alligators in Lake Okeeheelee?

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Director Eric Call has been with the department for as long as that, and has yet to see an alligator in any of Okeeheelee Park’s freshwater lakes. Okeeheelee Park, at about 1,700 acres in size, is a popular spot for visitors.

Are there alligators at Okeeheelee Park?

The new Aqua Park at Okeeheelee Park is just around the corner from the Alligator Pavilion. The park is a popular spot this summer. We make every effort to ensure our park visitors are aware that alligators may be present and signs are posted along our lake shorelines throughout our Parks system to educate park users.

Is Okeeheelee dog park open?

Okeeheelee Park is currently open. Please follow your local, county and state bulletins for safety information and updates. The Palm Beach County COVID information for parks is available at this website.

Can you swim at Okeeheelee?

Swimming is forbidden in the 14-foot-deep lake, one of several manmade ones at Okeeheelee Park. A blacktopped path around the lake is popular with bicyclers and in-line roller skaters.

Is Okeeheelee Park free?

From kayaking and paddle boating to frisbee golf and biking, travelers rave about the park’s abundance of land and water sports. Okeeheelee Park is free to visit, but keep in mind that equipment rentals like canoes, paddleboards and bicycles cost a small fee (about $10 to $20 each).

Can you camp at Okeeheelee Park?

Reservation bookings for the Okeeheelee Park “Wildcat” and the West Delray Beach Park “Downs” primitive campground sites can be made by contacting the Customer Service Office. The Wildcat and Downs campground sites are designated to accommodate organized civic youth group camping.

Is there a loop to the apoxee wilderness?

A shorter accessible trail, the Butterfly Orchid Trail, is also a part of this hike and can be walked directly from the trailhead for a brief loop through the tropical hammock. We used a portion of the Owahee Trail of Grassy Waters Preserve to turn the trails of Apoxee Wilderness into a loop.

Where is the apoxee Wilderness Trail in West Palm Beach?

From I-95 at Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, drive west for 4.6 miles to Jog Road. From Florida’s Turnpike, exit at Okeechobee Blvd and drive west 0.9 mile to Jog Road. Turn north off Okeechobee Blvd and watch for the park entrance on the left, just as the road starts a curve to the right, at 3125 N Jog Road.

How is the owahee trail from the apoxee trail?

Both trails are well marked. Atop a dike, the Owahee Trail lets you look across prairies and a broad canal lined with cypress; it is multiuse, but provides a connector between the two sections of the Apoxee Trail.