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Free water shuttles to Deerfield Island park on The Intracoastal

Deerfield Island is a natural area on the Intracoastal Waterway in north Broward that’s accessible by boat.

You can ride free on a water shuttle to Deerfield Island Natural Area, weather permitting, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

(Photo/Broward Parks)

The free boat shuttle service usually runs from a dock at Sullivan Park, 1701 Riverview Road, Deerfield Beach, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Please phone 954-357-5100  for verification the day you are interested in.

Activities at the island park include nature walks and picnicking. Picnic tables and barbecues are on site.

The island provides a habitat for raccoons, squirrels, armadillos, and gopher tortoises, as well as a variety of migratory and indigenous birds. The island was designated an Urban Wilderness Area and a Gopher Tortoise Refuge, according to a Broward Parks & Recreation representative.

The park also includes a platform overlooking the Intracoastal waterway, a boardwalk and a butterfly garden.

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Free Water Shuttle Weekends
When
Weekly on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday @ 10:00 am-3:00 pm (starting July 21, 2018)
Cost
FREE
What
Free Water Shuttle Weekends
Where
Deerfield Island Park
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