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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455

(772) 546-2771

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Pine flatwoods at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Photo by Bruce Bain.

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Effective Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the park's Bunker Hill mountain bike trail is closed until further notice. The trail will be reopened as soon as inspections have been completed and it is deemed safe for trail riders.

All trails will be closed January 31 and February 1, 2015 for a trail competition sponsored by Club Scrub and The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park.  Please contact the park for additional information.

 Welcome to Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Located just south of Stuart, this park teems with wildlife in 13 natural communities, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, mangroves, and river swamps. The Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated Wild and Scenic River, runs through the park. Ranger-guided tours of the 1930s pioneer homestead of Trapper Nelson 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 the kids, or for the whole family, are also offered here. The park also offers two full-facility campgrounds and a youth/group primitive campground. Visitors can arrange boat tours of the river and rent canoes, kayaks, and motorboats by calling (561) 746-1466. Located 12 miles south of Stuart on U.S. 1.