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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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Riverbend Park Reviews
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4.8
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  • We weren't kayaking or bike riding: just walking. And compared to the dozens of parks we walked all over Florida this one's just average. We saw a swallow-tailed hawk and a black runner snake. That wa...  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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  • Best hiking and biking in Palm Beach! Late winter is the best time, when it's dry and temps are in the 80s. Nice maintained trails, and great place for canoeing when available. Lots of wildlife, which is fun to see. I love that there are so many trails, we were able to go a different path every time we went.
  • A fantastic park! I attended the Picnic Island Ultra here. Beautiful trails. Kayak rentals. Pavilions with multiple picnic tables. Wildlife galore. Just gorgeous! Even saw a wild turkey as I left!
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