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Address: , Destin, FL
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Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: A nature trail and playground.

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A neat experience

We stayed at Club Intrawest in Sandestin, so were right next to Jolee Island. We walked over to it our first afternoon, not knowing what we were walking to! It's a neat nature... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Madisonville, TN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After finally locating the park, we were told it was only for guests and residents of the resort. So might be awesome, but we'll never know. For those looking to find the park, turn north on San Destin Blvd and head to the guards. Maybe you'll have better luck than us!

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Gulfport, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a little gem of an area in Sandestin for people with young children. It is also fun to explore for adults. This is a walking trail off the main road and you can also ride your bikes into most of same. This area contains a playground and hidden areas down a wooded trail that consists of a little... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My family & I rented bicycles to ride around the Sandestin Resort & I deperately wanted to see this nature preserve. We biked through it & we saw it & that's that. It's really just a small island with trees & trails & the tiniest beach I've ever seen. I imagine it may have been a better experience kayaking to... More 

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Madisonville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed at Club Intrawest in Sandestin, so were right next to Jolee Island. We walked over to it our first afternoon, not knowing what we were walking to! It's a neat nature park, worth walking around! We saw an eagle in a nest atop a tree, a snake, and many other birds. There are lots of trails around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We rented a kayak early morning at the baytowne marina and took it out in the bay and around the island. It was tricky at times (for my lack of experience with kayaking) but a good way to explore the water around the island great pics on the bridge in the evening!

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Springfield Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a wonderful nature spot with views of the water. Kids will love it as well as adults. Next to Club Interwest and a short walk from Baytowne Warf it is a nice quiet place to explore

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Like that it is very nature oriented and secluded. They have updated the facilities such as a playground for kids. Walking trails are great and wonderful for bird watching.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This little nature reserve was a nice free adventure for our family of 4, we have a 4 year old and a 16 year old. Sure it's not a huge place but it was beautiful and peaceful. There were bench swings throughout, a playground in the middle and a lookout tower on the small beach which our children could have... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

This little Island is very sweet. Unspoilt nature walk with a little sandy beach, Osprey nest, many birds in a natural setting

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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