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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Hobe Sound
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Biking, Canoeing, Hiking
Traveler Description: If you are in the Northern Palm Beach County or Martin County area, your visit will not be complete without a visit to this beautiful State Park... more »
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have camped here before and are never disappointed. Quiet campground with roomy sites. Lower numbered sites have more shade. Many things to do in the park -- kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, geocaching, pontoon ride to Trapper Nelson's, educational displays at the Kimball Center, horseback riding, and hiking. Kayak/canoe rentals available. General store near Kimball Center. Pavilions and playground. Well... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a cute, little park north of South Florida where you can break away from reality. Outdoor activities at Jonathan Dickinson State Park include: biking, canoeing, a scenic boat tour, kayaking and swimming. To read more about my experience, visit: http://www.ginapacelli.com/2013/08/19/city-girl-camping-2/

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637 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We did not camp here, but the reviews indicate it would add to a multi-day experience. There are numerous hiking trails, a viewing tower and a terrific place to kayak. In some ways it reminded me of the Savannas preserve in Port St Lucie with the scrub paths, small ponds, and marshes. A lot of bird life. I wish we... More

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Palm Beach Gardens
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17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have stayed at the Pine Grove campground near the entrance and at the River campground towards the back of the park several times in a tent and an rv. Most recently camped in rv at Pine Grove campground. Every time I stay in the Pine Grove campground I notice it is very windy. I didn't put my awning out.... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We camped at Jonathan Dickinson State Park over Spring Break 2014. I had read that the River Campground was the place to be - that it was closer to all the park's attractions and it was more like traditional state park camping. There is a newer campground towards the front of the park, but it offers no trees or vegetation... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a wonderful park. Camping, Hiking, Paved Biking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Cabins. Tons of things to do in this park. Even if you just go for the day, I would definitely go canoeing down the river it is great! Our camping spot was spacious and private for the most part, lots of tree's to block others views of our... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

After a very pleasant drive southeast from Bradenton along Florida 70, we arrived at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. It was about 3:30 and check-in time is 4:00. We were told that the crew would be done in just a few minutes, so we headed a little farther south to do some grocery shopping for our four day stay. When we... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We visited the park to check out the amenities to plan a camping trip in the future and we were very pleased by all that it had to offer. There are an assortment of trails and various ecosystems to explore, different camping options ranging from primitive to cabins with modern conveniences. Swimming, kayaking, boat tours and a wonderful observation tower... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Lots to do in this beautiful park. We love kayaking up the beautiful Loxahatchee and Kitching Creek. There are many trails to hike and a beautiful view from the top of Hobe Mountain. Also a nice gift shop and visitor education center. Can't wait to go back and camp this spring!

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New Jersey
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Can't speak to the campground experience although the entire park looks very nice and accommodating to campers. Lots of hiking and bike trails, a general store, playground, restrooms etc. We did the boatride on the river which is narrated by the boat operator who offered a lot of information about the river, the birds and animals, and the trees and... More

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