Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park
Entrance: 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Florida 33478
Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is one of the most significant multi-level historic sites in Palm Beach County. Gateway to the Loxahatchee River, prehistoric and historic habitation has occurred along the Loxahatchee dating as far back as the Archaic Period over 5,000 years ago. The primary goal of the park is to preserve and protect these cultural resources, while providing education and passive recreation opportunities for the public to experience this beautiful place and its history.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter, FL 33477
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the newly restored WWII building offers indoor Florida history exhibits, outdoor exhibits, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, museum gift shop, Lecture Series, sunset tours, weddings and special events. Operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society.
Entrance: 19075 DuBois Road, Jupiter, Florida, 33477
Dubois Park is not only one of the most unique swimming beaches in the north county area but also one of the most historical. Amenities include 1,200 feet of beach front, a guarded 100 feet swimming lagoon, picnic areas with grills, playground, restroom facilities and outdoor showers. It is also home to the DuBois Pioneer Home, National Register of Historical Places and an Indian mound, a historical and archeological treasure.
Loxahatchee River Center
805 N. US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477 (561) 743-7123, Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This unique environmental center presents some of the largest aquariums in the area with interactive exhibits about the river, its diverse wildlife, and its critical environmental value. The River Center was created by the Loxahatchee River District to further awareness about the river and to foster support for its preservation. Monthly programs include story time, arts and crafts, aquatic camps, kids yoga, volunteer opportunities, family events and an adult lecture series.
John D. MacArthur State Park
Entrance: 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
The park is located in northern Palm Beach County at the North end of Singer Island. The park is open from 8am until sundown 365 days a year. The entrance fee is $5.00 per vehicle, maximum of 8 people. Park visitors can participate in a variety of recreational activities, including kayaking, fishing, bird-watching, and snorkeling.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Entrance:16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
The Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center is a great place to begin a trip to the park. Visitors can 'tour' the natural and cultural resources of the park with interactive and informational displays. The park video, “A Balancing Act: Recreation and Preservation at Jonathan Dickinson State Park” is shown all day upon request.The classrooms and research laboratory provide children and adults an opportunity to learn and discover more about the variety of natural communities in the park, including the Loxahatchee River. For more information about our current programs, please visit the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. website or call the Kimbell Center at (561) 745-5551. The Kimbell Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.