Kayaking the Loxahatchee

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Spend the day paddling the Loxhatchee at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

What a majestic day and only $15 per kayak rental and 2 hour self guided tour of the Loxahatchee, one of Florida’s most scenic rivers.

We chose our kayaks, strapped on our life jackets, studied the map and off we went! I highly suggest you bring a ziploc to put the map they give you in to keep dry.

There aren’t many turns to get lost on, but you can get turned around a bit, there are no street signs : ) You are on your own for this trip and that’s part of the excitement as are the gators snorting at you a few feet away from your boat and the Osprey diving for fish around you.

After our paddle we had a picnic lunch under the covered pavilion with picnic tables and a bathroom nearby. We then drove out to the entrance and parked the car and hiked up the Hobe Mountain Tower, the highest natural peak in south Florida (not that high, lol but still scenic.)

The park has a lot to offer with boat tours, bike paths, and full camping facilities, but paddling the Loxahatchee was what made it a day well spent.

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