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The River Center
805 N. US Highway 1
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 743-7123
Emergencies: (561) 747-5708

Visit the River Center

The River Center traces the Loxahatchee River from its headwaters in Palm Beach County, through the cypress dominated floodplain in the Wild & Scenic segment, into the central embayment, and finally out through Jupiter Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream.

The River Center is located in Burt Reynolds Park on US 1, just north of Indiantown Road.

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Junior Angler Tournament

The Loxahatchee River District's River Center is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament. With dozens of young anglers submitting over 4,000 photo submissions, the inaugural contest proved to be one of the River Center's most popular events! Participation and friendly competition in this year's tournament is expected to grow, so interested anglers should mark their calendars and tune their reels for Friday, June 5th when the contest officially opens.

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Night on the Loxahatchee

Join us for our annual fundraiser, Night on the Loxahatchee, a benefit for the River Center's environmental education programs. The event promises a river of fun with delicious fare, exotic wines and captivating speakers.

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More to Do in Jupiter

Visiting the River Center is just one way that you can learn more about our beautiful, Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. Other nature centers in our area can help you learn more about the wildlife and habitats in our area, or visit a park and snorkel, kayak, or hike around to see more of the Loxahatchee River and its estuary.

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Summer Eco-Fun

The River Center is the place to be this summer for a roster of fun, environmentally-minded activities for all ages.

 

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Education: School and Camp Experiences

Field trips to the River Center are available for elementary, middle and high school students, plus home school groups. The River Center is also offering in-classroom presentations and other valuable resources.

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Birthday Parties & Facility Rental

The River Center is available to rent for birthday or other party needs. Please contact us for more information.

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Memberships & Donations

Learn how you can become a sponsor or become a member of the River Center.

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Community Service

The River Center offers a number of projects and activities to fulfill community service requirements. Please click here for more information.

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River Tidings Newsletter

Read/download the Loxahatchee River Center's newsletter!

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Resources

Please contact the River Center to learn more about resources (e.g., presentations, posters, curriculum) that are available to educators.

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Videos & Presentations

The River Center is pleased to present a video presentation entitled 'Our Signature' The Wild & Scenic Loxahatchee River'.

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Friends of the Loxahatchee

In 1995, the Loxahatchee River District founded the non-profit group, Friends of the Loxahatchee River, to provide a unique way for local citizens to learn more about the river and its ecosystems. Friends' mission is three-fold: to encourage public involvement in river preservation efforts, to offer environmental educational opportunities and to support aquatic research efforts.

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Kids Korner

Puzzles, games and quizzes to test your knowledge of our seaside environment.

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The River Center's Jr, Angler Tournament
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River Center Jr. Angler Tournament 2016
Join us for our 3rd annual Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament hosted by the River Center. The Tournament begins June 3rd and ends July 16th. Anglers must photograph the fish they catch and then submit their catch logs and photos. The contest awards points not only for the number of fish caught, but also for the number of different species represented in the submissions. The more fish you catch and the more species you catch, the better your chances are to win fantastic prizes! This Tournament is open to anyone between the ages 5 and 17 but registration is required before submitted photographs can be awarded points. Register online now or pick up a registration packet at the River Center. A registration fee of $25 per angler includes a t-shirt and an invitation to the "Tournament Fish Fry" where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Saturday, July 23rd at noon.
Night on the Loxahatchee-Shipwrecked in Paradise
Night on the Loxahatchee, the annual benefit for the River Center, will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM. This year's theme is "Shipwrecked in Paradise." The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year.Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles, door prizes, and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert speakers, engaging storytellers, and other unique entertainment. Tickets to Night on the Loxahatchee are $60 per person with $10 discount for members of Friends of the Loxahatchee River. {Limit 2 tickets at discounted rate per membership} . Tickets $70 after March 22, 2015. For information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, the River Center, or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 561-743-7123.
Events Calendar
July 27, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp Nature Navigators (campers entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
June 3, 2016
River Center's Kids Fishing Tournament
June 2, 2016
Special Story Time
A Program of the Loxahatchee River District.
The River Center, 805 N. US Highway 1 Jupiter, FL 33477
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