The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area was federally designated by Congress in May 2008 to “protect, conserve, and enhance the unique and nationally important historic, natural, cultural, scientific, educational, scenic, and recreational values of the Federal land surrounding the Lighthouse for the benefit of present generations and future generations for the people in the United States.”

Here you will find 25 special status species, cultural evidence of 5,000 years of human occupation and a north-side hiking trail to a lagoon overlook through three Florida habitats. Equally important, JILONA was designated as a unit of BLM’s National Conservation Lands—one of only three Outstanding Natural Areas in the country. These exceptional lands are found throughout the West, Alaska and Florida. They are our nation’s newest system of protected public lands—standing in stature with our National Parks, National Forests and National Wildlife Refuges. We encourage everyone to visit as many of these national gems as possible!