September Concession and Trappers Closures: The Park Concession and the Trapper Nelson Historic Site will be closed from the 17th - 20th of September, as well as the 24th - 27th of September for annual Maintenance.
Hobe Mountain Tower
Sunset over a lake
Fire Fest Night Burn
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 prescribed fire specialist is silhouetted standing calmly in front of a prescribed fire at Fire Fest, held annually in mid October
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

Located five miles north of Jupiter on U.S. 1, this park teams 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 kids or the whole family are also offered here. Check out our August newsletter for more programs, events, and activities! To receive monthly updates sign up 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.

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