Loxahatchee River

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Not to be confused with Loxahatchee, Florida. ‹See Tfd›

Coordinates: 26°56′57.9″N 80°6′25.8″W / 26.949417°N 80.107167°W / 26.949417; -80.107167

Loxahatchee River
Jonathan Dickinson State Park 002.JPG
Basin countries United States
Length 12.2 km (7.6 mi)

The Loxahatchee River (Seminole for river of turtles)[1] is a 7.6 mile river[2] near the southeast coast of Florida. It is a National Wild and Scenic River, one of only two in the state,[1] and received its federal designation on May 17, 1985. The source of the Loxahatchee River is in Riverbend Park on the south side of Indiantown Road about 1.5 miles west of I-95 and Florida's Turnpike in Jupiter, Florida. The Loxahatchee River flows out of the Jupiter Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean.

Launching points for canoe and kayak trips on the river are accessible at Riverbend Park and at Jonathan Dickinson State Park[3] The 1930s pioneer homestead of Trapper Nelson lies along the river in a section that runs through Jonathan Dickinson State Park.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Loxahatchee River Restoration Plan Moves Forward". Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 
  2. ^ a b "Loxahatchee River, Florida". National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 
  3. ^ "Loxahatchee River Paddling Trail". State of Florida. 

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