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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

16450 SE Fed Hwy, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455 USA
(772) 546-2771
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  Average Rating:   (Based on 2 Reviews)  3out of 5

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Located just south of Stuart, this park teems with wildlife in 13 natural communities, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, mangroves, and river swamps. The Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated Wild and Scenic River, runs through the park. Ranger-guided tours of the 1930s pioneer homestead of Trapper Nelson are available year-round. Visitors can enjoy paved and off-road biking, equestrian, and hiking trails. Boating, canoeing, and kayaking along the river are also great ways to see the park. Anglers can fish along the riverbank or from a boat. The nature and history of ...

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Jonathan Dickinson State Park has 4 campground areas.
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Cabin Campground
Pine Grove Campground
River Campground
Youth Campground


There are 150 campsites at this Park.
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There are 2 reviews of Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
4 Star Rating   January 7th, 2013   The canoeing Was Great
We stayed at site 104 in the river camp ground in Jan. The campsite we stayed at had lots of privacy. there was no site on one side and enough vegetation on the other between the camp site. I can`t say the same for the other camp sites, about half of them had no privacy in between sites.

We had a bad experience with a ton of ants. They appeared to be moving nests or expanding as they created trails off the main nest and fanning out across the camp site.

There is a little more shade at the river camp ground, but this area is mostly scrub. Overall it was decent.

The canoeing was fantastic. The whole river is. we saw some alligators, turtles, blue crabs and osprey. We did not see as much as we would like, but that`s partly because we did not do the hiking or biking.

There have been reports of Manatee sightings, but we did not travel that far up river.

We did not do any hiking or biking. If you do, understand that alot of the area is scrub and therefore has no shade.

Overall our trip was good. It rained on and off both days, so my experience is a little skewed. Would like to try the hiking trails to see more wildlife next time. And i will stay away from the Pine grove campground unless I have a large camper or RV.

2 Star Rating   July 13th, 2009
Camping in the Pine Grove campground does not offer a lot of shade or privacy between campsites. Highly recommend canoeing the river, great way to see wildlife.
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