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“Best Kayaking Spot in South Florida”
Review of Loxahatchee River

Loxahatchee River
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Ranked #2,538 of 5,618 things to do in Florida
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Reviewed 17 September 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 second dam, once you pass the 3rd one,, you wont be able to come back. Canoe outfitters offers a tours were you can paddle to Jonathan Dickinson State Park passing all dams, they will provide transportation for you back to the rental place. Also there are a few hiking trails along the river. I have paddled there twice and im thinking on going back again. Great experience, very relaxing. The indian village is the best part of the park, Very quiet and private.

Ps. The alligators are more scared of you than you of them. If you encounter any dont pay attention, just keep paddling, he will hide and leave. Do not feed them, or try yo touch them, they can get aggressive.

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Reviewed 1 September 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 portage dock, if your bow gets under the water, then your in for a roll into the water. Refreshing on a hot day bringing smiles to all (I was the entertainment). About a 3 .5 hr round trip to the Interstate bridge, about 4 miles RT.
If you like to get around Florida to kayak, or your just visiting the area.....It is worth the trip and time.....just don't let the rental people give you the wrong start because they appear to be grumpy at Canoe Outfitters ( it was not just a bad day, this was confirmed by a paddler who has been going there for years). Beautiful day, beautiful river, not much wildlife but it was a holiday so lots of people on the river enjoying Old Florida

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Reviewed 17 June 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!

Thank ShelleyV31350
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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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