Bureau of Land Management National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Forest Service

Loxahatchee River, Florida

+ View larger map

Managing Agency:

Jonathan Dickinson State Park


Designated Reach:

May 17, 1985. From Riverbend Park downstream to Jonathan Dickinson State Park.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 1.3 miles; Scenic — 5.8 miles; Recreational — 0.5 miles; Total — 7.6 miles.

Loxahatchee River

Loxahatchee River

This scenic southern river flows through an interesting vegetative landscape which supports a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial fish and wildlife species. The river also provides for an abundance of bird species.

The Loxahatchee River is a special river, important to many in Florida. A resident, John Henkelman, has created three wonderful videos—available via YouTube—highlighting the many special values of the river. Our thanks to John for sharing these videos.