Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area   Leave a comment

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (the BLM loves their unique designations) is located at the confluence of the Loxahatchee River and Indian River Lagoon, just ¼ mile from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida.

In January, Jupiter’s average daily temperatures are in the high 70’s. With balmy air temperatures and a warm ocean (around 78 degrees this time of year), the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse makes the list if you’re looking to escape to year-round summer on public lands.

A range of recreation activities are offered, from exploring the cultural and military history associated with the historic 1860 lighthouse to strolling the sites trails to discover a small fragment of natural Florida. For the more adventurous, kayaking the shoreline and exploring its lagoon offer unique views of the lighthouse and the opportunity to get close to manatees – who also spend their winters here.

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