The Palm Beach Hounds founded in 1979 is a private group of riders dedicated to enjoying the traditions of fox hunting in South Florida. We have hunts, hunter paces, and cub primarily in Palm Beach & Martin Counties, in addition to Okeechobee & St. Lucie Counties.Recognized in 1984 by the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America (MFHA), the Palm Beach Hounds is an active member. Membership in the Palm Beach Hounds is at the discretion of the Master. To learn more about us, simply make use of the links on this website.

Territories

Warning:  All hunt properties have several swampy areas containing alligators.

Dupuis Reserve
This property containing 21,875-acres abuts the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, is under the management of the South Florida Water Management District.  The District’s public use regulations are supplemental to those of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission that is responsible for wildlife management and regulation of public hunting.

The Palm Beach Hounds have a special waiver from the governing board of SFWMD, permitting us to pursue equestrian activities off designated trails and to bring our hounds to the area.  Please keep in mind our special privilege and take extra care to keep this area pristine.  The property contains game such as, red and grey foxes, coyotes, deer, wild boar, bobcat, and variety of other small game and birds.

The area hosts three active Bald Eagle nests.  We must stay at least 1500-feet away from these nests!  The property is the subject of forestry efforts and is primarily open piney woods and swampy wetlands.  The jumps are natural and elective.

Directions
From the North: take I-95 south to State Road 76, then west approximately 20-miles (5-miles west of Indiantown) to the entrance of Dupuis Gate 1.

From the South: take either I-95 or the Florida Turnpike north to PGA Boulevard then west to State Road 710 (a.k.a. Beeline Highway), then right (northwest) to the foot of the bridge over the St. Lucie waterway, then turn west on State Road (SR) 76 approximately 5-miles to Dupuis Gate 1 entrance.

From Dupuis Gate 1, follow the grade road straight in for 1.5-miles then left on dirt/grass road for approximately 200-feet past the small shack (The Governors House) and look for the trailers.


Quailand/Atlantic Ridge
This property is part of the Jonathan Dickenson State Park system and is currently only open to the Palm Beach Hounds.  Please be aware of our special privileges and take extra care.  Make certain to drive slowly (10 MPH) on the road approaching our entrance to the Meet.  Neighbors are particularly sensitive.  The jumps are primarily coops that range from 2’6″ to 3’6″ high.  You can view wildlife such as, red and grey foxes, coyotes, deer, wild boar, Sand Hill cranes, and Florida Wood Ibis.

Directions
Hunter Paces, Opening/Closing Meets
I-95 to Stuart/Indiantown SR. 76 exit 101 (old exit #61), then east and proceed over bridge to Cove Road (second traffic light), then right, make an immediate right off Cove Road (Gains Road), then make the first left onto Paulson (it will look like a private road with tall Australian Pines), proceed on road for 1.25-miles (you will pass through a small residential area) where the pavement ends – continue down the road to the ranger gate to the Palm Beach Hounds staging area.

Hunting
I-95 to Stuart/Indiantown SR. 76 exit 101 (old exit #61), then east and proceed over bridge to Cove Road (second traffic light), make a right onto Cove Road and proceed past Tres Belle Subdivision, past the entrance to the school, immediately after the school make a right onto Atlantic Ridge Blvd (it is a well paved road that dead ends).  Please u-turn and park trailers facing Cove Road on the grass swath to the right (the fenced area is for hounds and staff…thank you).


J.W. Corbett Wildlife Area
The Corbett area is a vast piece of land, but being so near to town, it receives a lot of usage, especially during gun hunting season.  Although not closed to riding during the gun-hunting season, it is not a good idea to ride even in an orange blaze.  The dirt roads are often busy with swamp buggies and pickup trucks with hog dogs in cages in back.  This is not exactly every horseman’s dream of shared use.

However, when it is not gun-hunting season and you get off the main road and onto the named and numbered trails, there is plenty of riding and an open attitude toward horsemen.  Be aware that the Corbett area is a very wet piece of land, and the trails can be underwater for much of the year.  Late Spring (after turkey season) is usually the best time to ride there.

You will find just about everything in the way of South Florida ecosystems here, from seasonal marshes, pine Flatwoods, sawgrass, etc.  There are many marshes, so be ready to stick to the main grades or do some wading on the side trails.

Directions
I-95 to Northlake Boulevard exit go west to Seminole Pratt Whitney, turn right (North) and follow to Youth Camp (South) entrance.

Florida Turnpike exit west at Okeechobee Road, follow to Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.  The road will turn to dirt just past Northlake Boulevard, follow to end to the Youth Camp entrance.  You need to park on the side of the road outside the entrance.


TRIPLE N RANCH
Northeast Osceola County, the area is 17 miles east of St. Cloud and 25 miles west of Melbourne. The entrance off of 192 is approximately 3 miles east of the junction of U.S. Highway 192 and U.S. Highway 441. The entrance off of Crabgrass road is a “walk-in” entrance only and is located approximately 6 miles down Crabgrass Road.


NINE GEMS
From the North: I-95 to Bridge Rd/SR 708, West to stop sign. Left onto Pratt-Whitney Rd/SR 711. Go 4 miles South to small parking lot on left.

From the South: I-95/Turnpike to Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter. Go West 8.5 miles to blinking light. Turn right on Pratt-Whitney Rd/SR 711, go 4.2 miles North to small parking lot on right.


THE RANCH-Vero Beach
TPK north to exit 193 (Yeehaw Junction), head east on Rt. 60, in about 7 miles THE RANCH will be on the right


ESCAPE RANCH-Kenansville
TPK north to exit 193 (Yeehaw Junction), head west on Rt. 60, turn right at the first light (go north on Kenansville Rd/441).  In approximately 13 miles to Kenansville, at the Cracker Trail Cafe make a right onto Fellsmere Rd.  Follow the road 2+ miles to one of the marked fixture sites (specific location TBD closer to meet date)


DIRECTIONS TO PALM BEACH HOUNDS CLUBHOUSE/KENNELS:

From I-95 SOUTH and Florida’s Turnpike SOUTH:

I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike BOTH EXIT ON 714 IN PALM CITY IN APPROXIMATELY THE SAME PLACE.  If you choose I-95, head north toward Palm City and take exit 102.  This is also 713 and is a service road running parallel with I-95.  Follow this road to the stop light which is 714.  Turn left (West) and travel 2.4 miles.  Turn RIGHT (NORTH) on BOAT RAMP ROAD.  Go .9 miles to the end of the pavement and turn left (west) on Busch Street.  Go .9 miles on Busch and our Clubhouse is the last property on the left.  Green A-Frame home with a silver metal roof.  Paddocks on the street.

From Turnpike….go north to the Palm City Exit….turn left on 714 and go 2.1 miles to BOAT RAMP ROAD.  Follow above directions from Boat Ramp Rd.

ANYONE LIVING NORTH OF PALM CITY:  Exit I-95 on 714 and go East to Boat Ramp.  Turn LEFT on Boat Ramp and follow above directions.

OR….IF ON TURNPIKE, exit at Palm City and follow above directions.