With a cool breeze still in the air thismakes it a wonderful time of year to explore Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the many activities we offer. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you enjoy hiking, biking, camping, wildlife viewing or spending some time on the river, we’ve got it. The season is changing and as winter turns to spring the park comes to life. Song birds have...
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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.