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Riverbend Park, Jupiter

4.8
#3 of 17 in Parks in Jupiter
Take a step back in time and enjoy walking, bicycling, horseback riding, or canoeing through beautiful and historic Riverbend Park. From the ancient Indian middens, through the Second Seminole War Battlefields, to present day habitat restoration efforts, see Florida as the first settlers did.

Stroll along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River, visit the Florida Cracker Farmstead, and picnic under the shade of a Seminole chickee. Outdoor fun in open spaces; nearly Ten (10) miles multi-use shell-rock trails for walking, and biking, seven (7) miles of earth and grass equestrian trails for horseback riding, and five (5) miles waterways for paddlecraft (canoeing/kayaking), freshwater fishing, wildlife viewing, allow for hours of enjoyment. In addition to multiple picnic areas, Riverbend Park offers living history events and programs, park naturalist guided walks & programs. Volunteers needed for all park activities.

Picnic Areas:

First come –first served basis. This is a trash free area come prepared to pack out your trash. Vehicular access is limited to picnic chickees located on Picnic Island; otherwise access through hiking or biking.

East Grove Picnic Area:

Chickee sits 20-30 people, barbeque grill available

Big Hammock Picnic Area:

Chickee sits 20-30 people, barbeque grill available

Cow Pen Picnic Area:

Chickee sits 35-45 people, barbeque grill available

6 single table picnic chickee with grills available,

1 double table picnic chickee available in this picnic area

Picnic Island Area (vehicular access):

River Pavilion Chickee (reserve at pbcparks.com) sits 75 people, barbeque grill available

8 single table picnic chickee with grills available in this picnic area

Equestrian trailer parking is available at the equestrian trail head. All vehicles and trailers must be out of the parking areas before the park closes at sunset.

Canoe Outfitters of Florida - Bicycle, canoe/kayak rental concession - closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (561) 746-7053

Restrooms: port-o-lets available in key locations throughout the park

Bring drinking water, no potable water available in the park

LOCATION OF

Loxahatchee River Battlefield - Second Seminole Indian War, site of

Loxahatchee National Wild and Scenic River

Ocean-to-Lake Trail (Florida Trail), portion of
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  • Kayak launching area for those who bring their own kayaks is great...just a little further than the rental area. The river is above flood level right now and recent winds have made the area after you ...  more »
  • This was our launch point for an eight mile paddle down the Loxahatchee River to Jonathan Dickinson State Park (actually, we took out at the Boy Scout camp next door, but that is another story). The p...  more »
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  • I wish I had more stars to give! River bend was amazing! They were informative, great, and were overall FL focused! Thank you River bend for the amazing work you do in the area! River bend is what all parks in Florida should strive to emulate! Great place with plenty of parking and activities to do!
  • As a local photographer, I think Riverbend is a gem. Beautiful trees covered in spanish moss that glow as the sun sets. Tons of little lakes and bodies of water. Dirt roads for bikes and running, and the park is huge! You can kayak, see wildlife or just have a picnic. I just highly recommend bug repellant, obviously ;)

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