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Navigational, Historical and Environmental Perspective of Jupiter Inlet and the Loxahatchee River [map]1

David A. Fann, Robert A. Swett, and Michael J. Grella2

About This Guide

This guide is designed to help boaters enjoy and appreciate the natural and cultural resources in the Loxahatchee River and Jupiter Inlet vicinity. The maps and text display and describe features from the maritime history of the area; resources important to boaters and anglers, including marinas and boat ramps; fish species commonly caught in local waters; the distribution of natural resources, such as sea grass, estuaries, and beaches; and sources of information and assistance.

Do not rely on this guide for navigational purposes. Instead, use the latest charts.

The Jupiter Inlet District provided funding for this guide, which was prepared in collaboration with the Florida Sea Grant College Program.

For information on obtaining a copy of this guide, please contact:

  • Jupiter Inlet District (561) 746-2223

  • Florida Sea Grant (352) 392-1837

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This document is SGEB 57, one of a series of the Florida Sea Grant College Program, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 2006. Revised January 2015. Visit the EDIS website at


David A. Fann, Florida Sea Grant, PO Box 110400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0400; Robert A. Swett, Florida Sea Grant and the Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, PO Box 110400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0400; Michael J. Grella, executive director, Jupiter Inlet District, 400 N. Delaware Blvd., Jupiter, FL 33458,

This publication was supported by the National Sea Grant College Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Grant No. NA16RG-2195, in cooperation with the Jupiter Inlet District. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of these organizations.

The accompanying .pdf file of this publication is a smaller-scaled version of the actual map, which measures 22 x 34 inches. Single copies of the full-sized map are available by contacting Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida, PO Box 110409, Gainesville, FL, 32611-0409, (352) 392-2801,

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.