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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

 About Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Visitors enjoy a boat tour at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Mark Nelson

Summer is here, and the long hot days make the world-famous Loxahatchee River all the more inviting. Many folks don’t realize that we have an old-fashioned swimming hole on the river’s shore here in the park. After your picnic lunch you can haul the kids over to the swimming area for a cooling and refreshing splash. Then if it were me, the next stop would be the Kimbell Center, for a look at all the exhibits that trace the history of the park and showcase its natural history and its place in the world today. The Center hosts local art exhibits throughout the year, and there’s plenty of stuff for the kids to do in there, too. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy a variety of films, or go exploring and sign up for a ranger-guided program for the whole family. Please note that the Kimbell Center will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays during September.

So rain or shine, for overnight camping or day-use, make Jonathan Dickinson State Park your calming oasis from the hustle and heat of urban summer South Florida.

Don't forget to check out what's going on at the Kimbell Center and see the amazing award winners for the 2014 Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Photo Contest.
 

DESIGNATIONS

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GETTING HERE

To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the south
On I-95 - take Exit 87A - go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left.

On Florida Turnpike - take Exit 116 (Jupiter). Go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left.

To Jonathan Dickinson State Park from the north
On I-95 - take Exit 96 - go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn right (south) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 3 miles on your right.

On Florida Turnpike - take Exit 116 (Jupiter). Go east on Indiantown Road to US 1. Turn left (north) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 5 miles on your left.

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PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are not permitted inside the Visitor Center. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park, as required by law.