The park is beautiful, and the paddling opportunities are numerous, but the campground is just fair. The spring is a great place to swim when you seek to escape the summer heat, but you can’t swim here in winter because its overrun by manatees seeking safe haven.
Parks & Forests
An expansive new state forest just east of Orlando is opening this month, and a rare Florida Panther far north of its usual range has made a surprise visit.
Jan 13, 2011 – Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he won’t close any state parks. So those state parks, many off-the-main-road and less well-known are safe — for this year. So go visit them now: The best way to vote for parks is to use them.
Natural beauty makes Riverbend Park in Jupiter a delightful place to explore. Its 10 miles of bike trails are particularly well suited to family bicycle outings. It’s also the site of a historic battleground from the Second Seminole War.