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After a few hours of somewhat challenging but spectacular, winding river above, this is a pleasant and welcome lunch stop at an historic site.

Trapper Nelson (Vincent Nostokovich), the "Tarzan of the Loxahatchee", lived here alone for many years, eaking his living out of the everglades, trading furs and catching fish. He also had a wildlife park and zoo here, that was visited by tourboats coming up the river.

He bought up land and ended up owning about 800 acres in the area. Trapper died mysteriously in 1968 from a shotgun wound to the stomach. 

There are no restaurant facilties here today so you need to bring your your own lunch and supplies. There are nice picnic tables near the river.

You may encounter a park ranger at the museum in Trapper Nelson's house.

The river is wider and straighter after the camp and you get all sorts of boats, including power boats and tour boats, coming up from downstream.

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Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 08-Jan-2004