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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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Address: 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Phone Number: 772-546-2771
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Thu - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Biking, Canoeing, Hiking

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Hiking swimming kayaking wildlife history

This wonderful state park has it all. It has kayaking boating fishing swimming hiking picnicking cabins camping boat ramps plus it has a deep and a storied history. You can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This wonderful state park has it all. It has kayaking boating fishing swimming hiking picnicking cabins camping boat ramps plus it has a deep and a storied history. You can visit the famous trapper Nelson's log cabin deep in the woods, you can see alligators, all sorts of wildlife, and it has interesting boat tours for young and old alike.... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wild and wonderful. Be sure to take a boat to the hidden areas -- the trapper's cabin area is a delight.

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came here to take the river cruise, but enjoyed the park overall. Very popular camping park, and for locals, too. Lots of reunions going on in the large picnic grounds. There are walking paths, trails, horse back riding, biking, boating, swimming beach (on the river), a huge playground, and what looks like a wonderful, new, large wildlife research center... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We caught the 11 o clock trip up the river, because we wanted to see Trapped Nelson 's. Home. We were told the later trips might not make it there because of tides. We saw Manatees, turtles, an alligator and more. Trapped Nelson 's area was so interesting. The guide was very well informed. The park is very nice, with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I read reviews for Kayaking in FL and the stretch from Jupiter to JonDick Park is considered among the best. And I now agree...with caveats. Wife and I rented two single kayaks from the park for the "5-7 hour" trip. Total cost @$65--a good price. Bottom line, the first 3/4 of the trip was AMAZING going through the jungle with... More 

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Saint Stephen, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a very nice state park campground. We stayed on site 79 for one night during the first week in May. The entire site is paved with a paved walking path to the bathhouse. The bathhouse is exceptional! Very clean, very well kept. There is no shade on this site so it would probably be very hot in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Have to enjoy this beautiful spot before All Aboard Florida destroys it with 32 high speed trains running thru the park everyday.the trails and the River take you back in time .

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Plant City, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I hate to talk bad about a state park but this one is not a park I would ever go back to. I am giving it two because the tower was pretty cool and we did not go out on the river, but we were very disapointed that you could not see more of the river. We were there for... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This big state park in Hobe Sound, about a half hour north of West Palm Beach, is full of adventures: horseback riding, biking,, hiking, boating, kayaking and canoeing.Their are several terrific beaches, and a lighthouse in the region. The park has cabins and trailers in the park. The cabins situated in a shady grove of pine trees near the Loxahatchee... More 

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights and would have enjoyed having another day in the area. We stayed in the Pine Grove campground in an RV. Sites are level concrete. Nice winding roads and with sites staggered so you don't look right in neighbors' windows. The River Campground is more rustic with more greenery, but is going to be closed soon... More 

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Additional Information about Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Address: Address: 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Phone Number: 772-546-2771
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hobe Sound
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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