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Jolee Island Nature Park

Address: Destin, FL
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Destin
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Owner description: A nature trail and playground.
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Owner description: A nature trail and playground.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

the day we went it had just stopped raining. It was very hot and humid so we didnt stay long. I was really looking forward to visiting the island. After walking there we learned you can park right at the entrance to the park. It was very neat. lots of great views. If it had not have been so hot... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This nature island allows the kids the space to run around and enjot the outdoors. There are swings and play areas as well as open spaces to play. It is nice to just walk around.

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Not as well appointed/kept up as I would have thought it would be as a Sandestin property. Fun climbing and playing for the little ones...and a nice walk around. Apply bug spray!

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Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to just stay a little bit of nature. We were very taken back with a surprise We saw an eagle and a eagles nest! Breathtaking!! If you're looking for the commercial park this is not the place if you're looking for a beautiful nature trail take a moment to enjoy!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed taking a nature walk with our toddler. I will say the area is in Serious need of maintenence. Beach area is very small, but nice for little ones.

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New Hampshire
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118 reviews 118 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Shhhh....this is one of those places that you don't want a huge crowd. We really enjoyed walking here. It's just a nice place to escape the sometimes busy Sandestin/Destin area. It has a nice little beach for bay swimming and the paths are well kept.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We love trailing around on Jolee Island. It is an adventure--tucked away yet so close. It is fun to run around and play hide and go seek on the trails, look for sea urchins or just chill.

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Solon, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A small island within Sandestin Resort has been outfitted as a playground, picnic area, and nature preserve. There are several swings where one can contemplate the bay or watch the birds as well.

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North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This area needs some attention. It's pretty rundown and unclean. We did not see any wildlife. Don't waste your time.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

we rented bikes and biked around the area of Sandestin, including Jolee Island. Not what I would consider an island. But, we drove on the pathways, and took some time out to sit on the swing by the water.

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