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Address: FL
Activities: Canoeing

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Taste of Old Florida

I'd heard a lot of positive feedback about the river, and finally made the trip up to Jupiter. It was totally worth it. We put in at Riverbend park which is a quiet, clean place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I'd heard a lot of positive feedback about the river, and finally made the trip up to Jupiter. It was totally worth it. We put in at Riverbend park which is a quiet, clean place to picnic, jog, bike, or kayak. The trip down the river was cut short because of rain, but what we experienced was amazing. There was... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

The Loxahatchee River is a scenic river unspoiled by humans. Travel up or down from Jupiter Fl. To Jonathan Dickinson state Park or from Jonathan Dickinson to Jupiter, it's an unspoiled natural river. Canoe through Florida in its natural state. Stop at Trapper Nelson's homestead. The wild life and scenery is spectacular.

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is the best river to kayak in south Florida. Very scenic. There are two trails you can paddle, the scenic one, where you will see alligators (sometimes swimming in the water), turtles, birds, wild turkeys etc. Also there are three damps in the other trail. Tip: If you want to come back to the park paddle only to the... More 

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Palm Bay Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The river itself it great. Bald Cypress line the banks and the 2 dams add some "white water " feel ( Florida style). When the current flows it is fun. On weekends the "portage around the dams is crowded with party people enjoying the wildlife, making moving kayak across dam tough. But they were all friendly. Watch launching off the... More 

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Riverbend Park: tt's beautiful, non-Disney Florida at it's best. All kinds of wildlife--alligators, turtles, birds--while paddling on a very lovely fresh water river. The forest is astounding. Definitely a must-see to get away from the madding crowds in Orlando!

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Mission Viejo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

After researching a new place to go kayaking, Loxahatchee River looked like an interesting place to try. We didn't know what to expect but it turned into an amazing adventure. Free parking and free kayaks/canoe launch is available. I highly recommend water, food, and sunscreen as this is a day adventure. We saw turtles of all sizes, peacocks, water birds,... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a must do trip. Up the river to a a little boys fantasy hide a way. Alligators, birds and turtles guaranteed. This is Florida at its best and most natural. Escape the strip malls and beach for a real well guided memorable adventure. No swimming. Birds, trees and flowers galore. Do it.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is the Old Florida, we have kayaked from River Bend to Jonathon Dickenson twice and both trips have been different. It is a difficult trip but well worth it. On our first trip we saw a lot of wildlife and alligators the second time we saw only one gator and several manatees. Make sure that you check the tide... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

After paddling downstream on the Loxahatchee River from River Bend Park, you go under the Indiantown Road bridge and enter the Cypress Canopy with lots of wildlife along the way. There is a small damn that you can paddle over or use the ramp to carry your kayak around it. Most people turn around at the second larger damn and... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I kayak this river at least 4 times a year. You can bring your own kayak or canoe and there is a free put in site and parking just past the outfitter at Riverbend Park. Otherwise, you can rent from the outfitter, but you should call ahead and make reservations, as they sometimes sell out and they are not open... More 

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