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Loxahatchee River

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Ranked #934 of 3,547 Attractions in Florida
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing
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Miami, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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8 reviews 8 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

FIrst of all this is a Beautiful River, highly scenic and interesting. Secondly, know what your limits are and come prepared with water, food, maps, sunscreen, etc. If you use the Outfitter, listen to them and turn around when you are supposed to. They have shorter round trips (downstream and upstream against the current) and a longer trip from Riverbend... More

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New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

You take a canoe or open top kayak(kayaks are easier) from the outfitters and get into the river. Within minutes you are surrounded by trees and wildlife. You will be int he natural habitat of alligators and you will probably see one or more. The river is very shallow(6" to 2') and there are areas where you have to left... More

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