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Hobe Mountain Tower
Sunset over a lake
Kimbell Education Center
Pine Flatwoods
Photo of a father and daughter canoeing down the Loxahatchee river in the 1950s. They are in front of a sign that reads Loxahatchee River Picnic Area.
Northward view from the top of Hobe Mountain showing expanses of scrub with fluffy clouds against a bright blue sky.
Two turtles sunning themselves on a log in the Loxahatchee River
A colorful sunset is reflected off of a upland pine lake
A family-sized tent is seen nestled in a campsite amid pines and palmettos
The Kimbell Center, which is a large building stretching away into the distance. The open, breezy front porch is visible.
Pine flatwoods are shown off in the distance while the reflection of the trees and sky is seen in a lake in the foreground of the image

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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Welcome to Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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.

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