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Jonathan Dickinson State Park: A real gem right here in our backyard.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park: A real gem right here in our backyard.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park invites you to explore the majestic Loxahatchee River, diverse ecosystems, and exciting history. This is the largest state park in Southeast Florida, with 16 distinct natural communities.


Located just north of Jupiter, between Hobe Sound and Tequesta, Jonathan Dickinson State Park is a favorite among history buffs, active residents, camping enthusiasts, bike riders and nature lovers.

Rare environments such as coastal sand hills, upland lakes and scrub forests as well as the pristine Loxahatchee River make this park a unique spot to explore by foot or water. Historical interests include a secret WWII training camp, story of the shipwrecked Quaker merchant who is the park’s namesake, and Trapper Nelson, the legendary Wild Man of the Loxahatchee.


Ranger-guided tours of Trapper Nelson’s 1930s pioneer homestead are available year-round. Visitors can enjoy paved and off-road biking, equestrian and hiking trails. Boating, canoeing and kayaking along the river are also great ways to see the park. Anglers can fish along the riverbank or from a boat. The nature and history of the park comes to life through exhibits and displays in the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center. Programs for kids or the whole family are also offered here.



Bicycling                                 Birding                        Boat Tours

Boating                                   Camping                     Fishing

Geo-Seeking                           Hiking                         Horseback Riding

Mountain Biking                     Paddling                      Picnicking

Swimming                              Walking Trails            Wildlife Viewing


Amenities include:

Accessible Amenities              Amphitheater              Boat Ramp

Cabins                                     Campfire Circles         Campgrounds

Canoe Kayak Launch              Concession                 Interpretive Exhibit

Mountain Bike Trail                  Nature Trail                 Parking

Picnic Pavilion                          Playground                 Restroom Facilities

RV                                            Shower Station           Visitor Center


Important Info

Hours:             8am-sundown, 365 days a year

Fees:                $6 per vehicle

Location:         16450 S.E. Federal Hwy. , Hobe Sound, FL


See you at the park! For information on real estate services in the Palm Beaches, contact a Tauber Real Estate Services specialist at 561-626-4633.



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