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“An amazing experience... must do!!”
Review of Loxahatchee River

Loxahatchee River
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Reviewed 18 March 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, and multiple alligators!! Make sure you know how far you would like to kayak/canoe before starting, because paddling back up river is a bit challenging.

Thank Chelsey B
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Reviewed 4 August 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.

1  Thank Searay177
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Reviewed 15 March 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 chart when you get into Jonathon Dickenson if it is an inoming tide the last 2 hours can be hard as you have to fight against the incoming tide.
We did encounter several downed trees that we had to manage to get over be careful as this is prime alligator habitat.

1  Thank SuzanS
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Reviewed 5 November 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 paddle back. The river has lots of sharp turns and one needs to be on a constant lookout for submersed logs and other hazards.

4  Thank Terri Z
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Reviewed 20 May 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 every day. The river level fluctuates based on rainfall, so you should call and check to see if it is deep enough to go the entire distance and how much portaging might be involved. Also, trees fall and there can be obstructions (places that you need to squeeze under or climb over while lifting the vessel up and over a tree while the river is moving.) Know your limits! You have options. You can paddle to the 2nd dam or to Trapper Nelson's and turn around and go back upstream. Paddling upstream is not that difficult. Or you can paddle to Jonathan Dickensen State Park. On certain days of the week, the outfitter will meet you there at designated times and transport you back. Otherwise, you will need to have 2 vehicles and leave one at the take out site for your return. JDSP will charge you admission to do this. The obstructions in the river are not usually present until after the 2nd dam. At the second dam, there is a nice outhouse in the woods down the path. People swim here in the water hole. If the water is high enough, you can swim over the dam. At Trapper Nelson's, there are picnic tables and bathrooms. Guided tours are provided of this homestead. The river widens up, becomes less scenic for the remainder of the trip to JDSP. Paddling to JDSP is a full day trip, so be prepared. Have sunscreen, water, food, and bugspray. You must be in good shape to complete it. This river is beautiful and the trip is challenging.

12  Thank Kim L
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