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The Loxahatchee River is part of Florida Greenways and Trails system and the first river in Florida designated as National Wild and Scenic River. The river meanders through freshwater creeks and brackish estuaries, finally dumping into the Atlantic Ocean.

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 Date: 5/21/2011
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 Miles: 12Photos: 1 
This event was a race open to canoes, kayaks, and paddleboarders.

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 Date: 5/6/2010
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 Miles: 3Photos: 22 
(Riverbend Park) Come with Hank, Geoff and Ed on a mid-week paddle from Riverbend Park to Masten Dam on the beautiful Loxahatchee River.

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 Date: 1/30/2010
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 Miles: 16 ?Photos: 38 
(Jonathan Dickinson State Park) Jonathan Dickinson State Park covers 11500 acres in two counties, Martin and Palm Beach A four mile drive from the gate to the boat launch. The Loxahatchee River is broad, tidaly inlfuenced at the Park launch, changing to a narrow tree canopied river.

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 Date: 6/20/2008
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 Miles: 8Photos: 5 
(Riverbend Park, Jupiter) The Loxahatchee River is part of Florida Greenways and Trails system and the first river in Florida designated as a National Wild and Scenic River. The name Loxahatchee means River of Turtles in Seminole so expect to see lot of wildlife on your trip.

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paddlesolo on 5/10/2010 6:01pm
Geoff is appropriately dressed to prevent sun damage to his skin while paddling. There are a lot of us that follow that regime.
Unknown on 5/10/2010 3:18pm
Love the photo of Ed going over the dam. Nice bird in the foreground. (As the Brits might say Wink )
Unknown on 3/19/2010 4:02pm
dsbike, I feel a lot better. Not being the only one to start off the wrong way. A excerpt from a 2-12-10 paddle:
" I paddled up the Loxahatchee, after first paddling downstream. Which I thought was upstream, until I saw houses. Which meant I was paddling toward the Atlantic. I turned around."

When the tide comes in, paddling towards the Atlantic can seem like "upriver"

dsbike on 3/19/2010 3:36pm
My wife , brother & I did part of the Loxahatchee River last week. We got bad directions from the park personnel at the front gate and went to the left which was down river from the put in ramp. It was our own fault we just didn't realize we were paddling downstream. DUH!! We paddled into the residential area for about 30 minutes then turned around. We headed up stream for about an hour past the put in ramp. Nice river but we will need to return when we have more time.
admin on 2/3/2010 4:54am
Dave - nice write up and photos. Really enjoyed the part on Trapper Nelson's "The Wildman of the Loxahatchee".

I don't think I'd try to run that dam on my sea kayak either.
paddlesolo on 9/3/2008 9:04am
What a descriptive report. LOL (laughed out loud) when I read about the "Guinea Scout" We have twisty, narrow streams in NW Florida where 3 miles an hour is normal stream flow, and 4 and 5 mph is flooded. Blessed with lots of spider webs in the summer. I have seen them mentioned in more than one trip report. Sounds like a wonderful paddle, so I will add it to my "to-do-list"

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