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Jonathan Dickinson State Park - Hobe Sound

Jonathan Dickinson State Park is an 11,500 acre park located in Hobe Sound Florida in Martin County.  The park is located between Stuart and Jupiter Florida.  It is named for Jonathan Dickinson, a Quaker merchant whose vessel shipwrecked nearby in 1696.  The park hours are 8 am until sunset and is open 365 days a year.

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Jonathan Dickinson State Park Address and Directions

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 SE Federal Hwy.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Phone: 772-546-2771

Directions to Jonathan Dickinson State Park: 
Located 12 miles south of Stuart Florida in Martin County on US 1.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park Activities

The state park offers bicycling, boat ramp, boating, cabins, camping, campfire circle, canoeing, concession, education center, fishing, hiking, horse trails, picnic area, and wildlife viewing.  It is a very diverse state park with year round outdoor activities.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park Highlights

The Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center is open every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its exhibit hall uses interactive displays and panels to interpret the natural and cultural features of the park. A variety of programs are offered. 

Two family campgrounds are available. One is located a short distance from the ranger station, the other four miles into the park, near the Loxahatchee River. Cabins may be rented from the concessionaire, along with canoes, kayaks and motorboats. A tour of the Loxahatchee aboard the Loxahatchee Queen II is a popular way to enjoy the park. Call the concessionaire at 561-746-1466.

A picnic area with four pavilions and a playground borders the Loxahatchee. Three of the pavilions can be reserved, and the fourth is available first-come, first-served. An old-fashioned “swimming hole” is located along the river, just east of the concession store.

Four nature trails and off-road and paved bicycle trails offer opportunities to experience wild Florida. Horse trails are available for those bringing their own mounts. A network of 9 to 12-mile hiking trails, part of the Florida Trail system, leads to primitive campsites.

The Hobe Mountain Observation Tower offers commanding views of the park, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Hobe Mountain, an ancient sand dune, rises 86 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest points of land in south Florida.

Nature walks and evening campfire programs are offered. In addition, tours are given regularly at the Trapper Nelson Interpretive Site.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound is located in Martin County Florida.

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