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“Excellent Camping”

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Hobe Sound
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Wildwood, Florida
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Camping”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We camped Memorial Day weekend 2013 and it was fantastic! You definitely want to grab a river campground spot! 94, 96, 100, 104, 106, 108 & 110 are all great private spots. We booked late and had to split our weekend between 95 & 130. 116-135 have no privacy but they are still well maintained and nice spots. The bathrooms were clean, showers were warm (hot on the first day before people started showing up) and well stocked. Campground rangers were very courteous and helpful! Kayaks & Canoe rentals were easy and affordable and the staff was great! We fished, we canoed, we hiked and it was a great relaxing weekend! Be sure to hike up Hobe Mountain and view the park from the tower! It's a sight not to be missed! The wildlife is quite abundant as well! We saw gators, raccoons, snakes and a buck the size of my car! I have lived in the area for 25 years and this was my first visit and I can't wait to go back!

Visited May 2013
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Mountainair, New Mexico
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“A Step into Florida's Past”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Whether you enjoy bicycling, camping, backpacking, hiking or paddling, you will find this to be a fascinating location. This is one of Florida's most unique State Parks that offers an unspoiled view of natural Florida. The abudant wildlife can be viewed at virtually every turn in the path.

The ruins of old Camp Murphy still dot the landscape. I remember growing up near this great park back in the 1960's when most of the roads were left over from this parks days as a military base. Now those old roads form part of the bicycle and trail system. What a great place to spend a day just relaxing and absorbing nature.

Visited March 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Excellent park for biking!!!”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I have been in several Florida state parks. This one is the best I have seen for mountain bike rides. There are lots of off road bike trails. There are also two paved trails and miles of paved road to bike. The trail along the old rail road is beautiful! The view on top of the hill is also beautiful. I stayed in a cabin, which was very private and nice. We saw beers a couple of times. The rangers are very friendly. They allowed us to check in very early. This is definitely an excellent place to spend a weekend with nature.

Visited May 2013
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Jupiter, Florida
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10 reviews
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“Great State Park, nature at it's most beautiful”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Off the beaten track, this state park offers camping, kayaking and more. We especially like to kayak on the Loxahatchee River. Lot's to see, birds, and fish abound. You might also get a glimpse of a Manatee or Alligator close up.

Visited April 2013
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Palm Beach Gardens
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“Nature lovers paradise with several campgrounds”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

I love all of the hiking and biking trails and being in the middle of nowhere in the park since it is so huge. Beautiful river to kayak down. There are several different campgrounds. I stayed in an rv in Pine Grove Campground near the park entrance. There are hardly any trees and you hear the highway noise and it can be windy at that campground. I wouldn't recommend tent camping in that campground. However, the sites are huge gravel sites with sewer, electric, water, campfire ring and picnic table. The even have handicap sites for easy wheel chair or scooter access around the site (paved site) with a large sidewalk to the restrooms/showers that have wheelchair access. The River Campground is about 4 miles into the park. They are nice and wooded but no sewer hookups (dump station at that campground though). The sites are smaller and they have rv size restrictions. Also, lots of mosquitos and other bugs at the River campground but it does have more of a campground feel. There is also an equestrian campground so you can bring your horse and other primitive campgrounds. There is a grocery store and restaurants within 15 minutes from the park entrance.

Visited April 2013
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