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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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English first
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907 reviews 907 reviews
637 attraction reviews
589 helpful votes 589 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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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16 attraction reviews
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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spruce pine nc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We visit this park each January. The park is well-run; has lots of hiking and biking opportunities; has a great Nature Center. If you're looking for a good beach nearby, drive north to Hobe Sound, turn right, and visit the community beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at the River Campground. The site was roomy, and the campground was quiet. Took the pontoon ride to Trapper Nelson's which was fantastic. Hiked and biked in the park and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. However, the bathrooms in the River Campground need a good cleaning. They really should be gutted and remodeled, but there... More

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