Explore a patch of wilderness in a very urban setting. Winding through a diminutive scrub forest of sand live oak, tallow-wood, gopher apple, and sand pines, the short hike through Crystal Lake Natural Area offers a respite from the surrounding urban mass.
Location: Pompano Beach
Length: 0.4 mile
Lat-Long: 26.271200, -80.119697
Type: paved loop
Fees / Permits: none
Bug factor: low to moderate
The preserve is open daily 8-6.
The Crystal Lake Natural Area is located at 3299 NE 3rd Ave, 0.8 mile north of Copans Rd and 0.4 mile south of Sample Rd.
Two short trails make up the wheelchair-accessible wander through this 24 acre patch of preserved scrub forest along NE 3rd Ave – the Gray Fox Trail and Sand Pine Trail