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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-2771
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87%
Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Hobe Sound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Gear rentals
Activities: Canoeing, Biking, Hiking
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Gear rentals
Activities: Canoeing, Biking, Hiking
Hours:
Thu - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I don't know another park tour like this. It starts out as a normal, educational, guided boat ride along the beautiful Loxahatchee River, and ends up in a rustic, preserved compound hand-built by an eccentric entrepreneur named Trapper Nelson. You will disembark there and enjoy a 30-minute tour led by a park ranger. Trapper Nelson established a dwelling/summer camp/tourist trap/zoo... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We are camping in our motorhome this week at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound. This has been one of our favorite parks. The sites are full hook-ups, level, and clean. It's a good location near Jupiter and the ocean. However, the park seems to have cut back on landscaping as several areas in the campground are overgrown with... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We took a boat ride up the Loxahatchee River to Trapper Nelson's homestead. Along the way, we saw blue herons, anhingas, and osprey, as well as turtles and some well hidden alligators. Manatees can also be seen, though we didn't spot them that day. The Loxahatchee is one of two wild and scenic rivers in Florida. We learned about Trapper... More 

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Tequesta, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Sometime times we all just need to go on a journey Being a David bike rider I can truly say Jonathan Dickerson park is a pleasant way to get back to nature. The ride itself is uplifting and the views from the tower is breath taking!!!!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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197 reviews 197 reviews
63 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a showery day which allowed for having the park to ourselves for the most part. Geocahing was the main purpose for our visit. Don't miss Hobe Mt, all 86' of it, with a tower to overview the park. As all was quiet, a deer was grazing when I came down from the tower. He never saw me.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were not very impressed with this state park. Lots of very unattractive trees and scrubs. Of course its a good place if you have a boat. But not much for fishing from the shoreline. Not to mention, " swim at your own risk"! Because alligators have been known to live in the swimming areas.

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Moreno Valley, California
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took the boat trip down the Loxahatchee riverbank's red mangroves, pine trees, and ancient cypress, as well as wading birds and even a few osprey. I heard the high pitched calls from high on there tree tops.. We stopped at the old trappers place and it was enlightening. Very unexpected and serene. Over all a great day there.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I agree with Seasoned Traveler1K. We also took the boat trip and with 4 adults and 1 child it was $80 and the "Trapper" area was closed. So on top of paying to get into the park, boat ride and tipping the Captain. It was an expensive few hours. Now I will say it was very relaxing on the boat... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We took the boat trip ($19 per adult, $12 ages 6-12, under 6 free). I think they should have a family price. We had 3 adults and 4 kids and that made it very pricey. On top of that, there are large signs that the captain works for tips. Also, the day we went "Trappers" (a stop and tour of... More 

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Palos Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Few to no signs of the daily rush once you push the rental kayak or canoe off the boat deck and begin to paddle. My camera as companion was reliable to note the riverbank's red mangroves, pine trees, and ancient cypress, as well as wading birds and even a couple of osprey. I heard the high pitched calls of these... More 

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