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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Address: 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Phone Number: 772-546-2771
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86%
Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Hobe Sound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Biking, Hiking
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Biking, Hiking
Hours:
Thu - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My last two visits to Florida I have included a visit to this State Park. Great place to spend a few hours. Lots of nature to observe and many activities (bicycling, boats, etc.) Easy hikes for all ages. Friendly and helpful staff too!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The only thing that made this visit worth the $6 entrance fee was the 'mountain' observation tower. Being able to see the lay out of the old military facility and see the horror of high rises on Hutchinson Island (enough to make a conservationist out of a Libertarian for sure) was really interesting. We went specifically to horseback ride, kayak,... More 

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Hubert, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great Park! Lots of things to do. Natural Beauty of Old Florida Boat trip to Trapper Nelsons. Very interesting and informative tour guides.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This Park is just west of US 1 south of Hobe Sound, Florida. It costs $6 per car to enter. Drive to the boat dock on the Loxahatchee River. You can rent canoes or motorboats. Or for $20 ride the pontoon boat for a 2 hour sojourn on the beautiful mangrove- bordered river. We saw gators and manatees and Ibis... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been here several times. I usually either rent Kayaks or a Canoe. Its really inexpensive only 16.00 for 2 hours for a 3 person canoe. Lots to see: Fish, Birds, Turtles and an occasional gator. You can also mountain bike, ride horses, hike, rent a motor boat or go on a eco tour, they also have camping facilites.... More 

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Irmo, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed here last year for one night and wanted to come back and spend more time here. The park is large and there is a lot to do. We camped in the newer campground (pine grove) in site 53. This campground is new and has very little shade and no privacy between sites. The bathrooms look brand new and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Even though this was our second visit, it was the first time we took our kayak. We paddled with the incoming tide to Trapper Nelson's place, which is part of the park, accessible only by boat. The history there will Wow you! They have the river tour boat that will take you there for a fee and you can rent... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We enjoyed the boat ride up the river to the Island and the rangers tour. We had hoped to take our grandson on a pony ride and showed up 15 minutes early. The workers were in slow motion with ne enthusiasm to help us. Told us to come back in 15 minutes which we did, only to find a group... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great location near Jupiter Island and the beaches. The River Campground is 4 miles into the park and has more secluded sites. The sites close to the entrance are more for RV's and have NO privacy. The River site was decent and the showers were OK. Watch the sunrise and Coral Cove park! Free parking at Jupiter Beach. Fill up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Hobe Mountain Trail is a short drive from the entrance off highway 1 and a short walk (.4 miles), but it is good exercise because it has a number of stairs and takes you to an overlook 100 feet up. You can see quite a ways in all directions. It's the highest natural point in south Florida. You can... More 

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