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Park Concession Closed for Maintenance: The park's concession will be closed September 8 -18 for annual maintenance, except for the weekend of September 12 and 13, and will reopen for normal business hours on...
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Guided Paddling Tour - DATE CHANGE: The Guided Paddling Tour on Saturday, September 26 will not take place due to a special event. Instead it will take place on Saturday, September 19, from 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Trapper Nelson's Interpretive Site Summer Hours: Starting May 1, 2015, Trapper Nelson's Interpretive Site will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The site is open other days from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Loxahatchee Queen will still be...
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River Campground Closure and Renovation: The River Campground will be closed for reconstruction and renovations from April 15, 2015 until April 30, 2016. All other facilities, including the Pine Grove Campground, Eagles View Equestrian...
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Bunker Hill trail closure: The Bunker Hill expert level mountain bike trail, a small portion of the Camp Murphy trail system, is closed until further notice for maintenance and safety renovations. All intermediate and beginner...
Canoeing
Hobe Mountain Tower
Turtles
Sunset over a lake
Camping
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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