We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Phone Number: +1 772-546-2771
Website
Today
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 273 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 152
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Ncie walk and bird viewing

There are great trails to walk and there is an area where you can rent canoes and paddle the river. Can be hot though since most of the trees are pine trees with little overhang... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Shelley H
,
Stow, MA
Add Photo Write a Review

273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 268: English reviews
Stow, MA
Level Contributor
153 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are great trails to walk and there is an area where you can rent canoes and paddle the river. Can be hot though since most of the trees are pine trees with little overhang. But very nice, safe and beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank Shelley H
Amesbury, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry to say this state park has gone downhill since we were last. I guess budget cuts have affected service. We arrived early at 11:30 and were told someone was on our site and they had it until 1:00, so we pulled into the parking area and waited until 1:00. Again we asked if we could check-in and were told... More 

Helpful?
Thank Greyhound_Express
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
88 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay in a cabin, we had No 7 and No 6 is similar, others look smaller, but perhaps it's mainly that they don't have a patio. As there are plenty of park and camping reviews, mine will be mainly about the cabin. See my pics that tell so much more than a wordy description could. Many... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carrie T
Sebring, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Just got back from weekend camping at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Great experience....so much to do! We stayed in the pine grove loop. This area is basically a parking lot; no trees or real separation between rigs, but we only slept in our trailer. We took our canoe and enjoyed the river, paddling up to Trapper Nelson's homestead. We packed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Debbie L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Jonathan Dickinson - I am a died-in-the-wool tent camper/canoe/kayak camper - I first came to JDSP in 1974 and enjoyed the Autralian Pines in the Pine Grove campground many times. Really disappointed to see what that looks like today - from the air it's a scar on the landscape. But that's not the reason for my post - this time,... More 

Helpful?
Thank TerrencePierce
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I have been to this park on multiple occasions and each time it has been amazing. We have climbed the tower, walked the trails and this time we biked one of the bike paths. So peaceful and beautiful! Can't wait to go back and bike a different trail. We also want to go back to camp and... More 

Helpful?
Thank L0vinL1fe62
Stuart, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful biking, camping, canoe,kayaking....trails to walk..... Pet friendly on leash, horseback riding in winter months, A lot of ability to vision wildlife, deer,raccoons,turtles..great time,visit..wonderful picnic paradise..

Helpful?
Thank akendra
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I felt like Trapper Nelson, the 1900's pioneer adventurer, of this region. The fur trader/trapper and the legacy of his exploits still abound. He is long gone from a demise in the 1960's of dubious circumstance, yet the Tarzan-like character stands tall in the stories for the rangers. Visit the Education Center and explore the flora and fauna first.

Helpful?
Thank SunkistTwo
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Good canoeing and kayaking on the Loxahatchee river. It is a bit unnerving to see an alligator while in a kayak but it does happen. They have a pontoon boat which goes up to Trapper John's Cabin. We tried to do it once but the trip was halted by a vicious thunderstorm. You can get a feel for old Florida... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bwasleybwa
Jupiter, Florida
Level Contributor
57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

There's so much to do at this park and campground. We always camp at the river site area. Bring your bicycles, lots of bike trails. We also bring our kayak to go out on the river. Bathrooms are clean and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The observation tour is great, one of the highest points in that area. I definitely... More 

Helpful?
Thank jakk611

Travelers who viewed Jonathan Dickinson State Park also viewed

 

Been to Jonathan Dickinson State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Jonathan Dickinson State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?