Autumn is upon us, and with it comes some of the best camping weather of the year. Locals and out of state visitors alike, flock to the park on beautiful Fall weekends where they can enjoy hiking, biking and numerous watersports before the winter crowds set in. Likewise, our winter birds begin to arrive, including our resident eagles and ospreys who are busy preparing their nest for the...
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Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Welcome to Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Located 5 miles north of Jupiter on U.S. 1, this park teems with wildlife in 16 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 Trapper Nelson’s 1930s pioneer homestead 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 the concession at (561) 746-1466.