Maps & Directions

Directional map to Fern ForestFrom I-95, take Atlantic Boulevard west to Lyons Road South. You will need to go south on Lyons Road but must be in the right lane on Atlantic Boulevard because after passing through the intersection you will veer to the right to circle around to head south on Lyons Road. Once you pass through the intersection again, the nature center is the first right turn off Lyons Road.

From Florida's Turnpike going north, exit at Atlantic Boulevard exit to the west. You will need to go south on Lyons Road but must be in the right lane on Atlantic Boulevard because after passing through the intersection you will veer to the right to circle around to head south on Lyons Road. Once you pass through the intersection again, the nature center is at the first right turn off Lyons Road.

From Florida's Turnpike going south, exit at Coconut Creek and head west to Lyons Road. Take a left at Lyons Road (now heading south) and the nature center is the first right after the Atlantic Boulevard intersection.

GIS map of Fern Forest trailsFrom State Road 7/U.S. 441, go east on Atlantic Boulevard to Lyons Road and turn right (heading south); the nature center is your first right.

Google map

The park is accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42.

Printable trail map (PDF 172 KB)

 

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Boardwalks and Trails

Entrance Boardwalk - walkway from parking lot to the nature center and trails. There is an information gazebo at the entrance to the boardwalk. The walk from the parking lot to the nature center takes approximately three minutes. 

Cypress Creek Trail - a half-mile wheelchair-accessible boardwalk through a tropical hardwood hammock, cypress-maple swamp, and transitional communities. A self-guided trail booklet is available at the office for a nominal fee.

Butterfly Bridge - a bridge overlooking the main rewatering canal that is home to many aquatic animals. This provides access to the foot trails.

Prairie Overlook Trail - a one-mile ground-level trail that loops through an open prairie and a slash pine, oak, and palm community.

Prairie Overlook- a raised, covered observation pavilion overlooking the prairie. Handicapped-accessible with staff assistance.

Maple Walk Trail - a one-third-mile trail through a red maple swamp. The trail may be wet and muddy; boots are recommended.

Wetland Wander Trail - a one-eighth-mile foot trail paralleling a canal highlighting a wetland community and a butterfly garden. The south trail leads you to the Prairie Overlook Trail.

Fern Forest Nature Center
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Office: 954-357-5198
Fax: 954-357-5295
E-mail: FernForest@broward.org