Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart is a great place to visit if you want to go on a hike, ride bikes or just explore some local nature. Halpatiokee is the largest park in Martin County with 65 acres of active park land surrounded by approximately 500 acres of wetland preserve area.
The landscape varies from pine flatwoods, oak hammock, scrub and river land. The property includes approximately four miles of river frontage on the west side of the South Fork of the St. Lucie River.
These lands provide habitat for sustainable populations of hundreds of species of native flora and fauna, including at least 13 species that are designated by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened.
The park’s miles of hiking trails, biking trails, paddling trails and riverside primitive campsite provide high-quality nature-based recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
The multi-use regional park also features soccer and football fields, tennis courts, pickleball courts, disc golf course, softball and baseball fields, an open-air roller-hockey rink, as well as picnic pavilions. You can bring your own kayak or canoe and explore the South Fork of the St. Lucie River, or you may also rent them.