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Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

I'd heard a lot of positive feedback about the river, and finally made the trip up to Jupiter. It was totally worth it. We put in at Riverbend park which is a quiet, clean place to picnic, jog, bike, or kayak.
The trip down the river was cut short because of rain, but what we experienced was amazing. There was a high water level due to the rain which made going over the dam really fun. We'll definitely be going back to make the trip to Jonathan Dickinson.

3  Thank georgelL9045NL
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Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

The Loxahatchee River is a scenic river unspoiled by humans. Travel up or down from Jupiter Fl. To Jonathan Dickinson state Park or from Jonathan Dickinson to Jupiter, it's an unspoiled natural river. Canoe through Florida in its natural state. Stop at Trapper Nelson's homestead. The wild life and scenery is spectacular.

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Motorxdon
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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.

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Elsi2600
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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

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank RogerPsz
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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!

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank ShelleyV31350
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