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“Great Conoe Place”

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Hobe Sound
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We visit the park because of the opportunity of Canoeing in the river. It was amazing! We got there right when the Visitor Complex open to rent the canoes, so the river was completely empty. The staff was great at explaining us the route and the map. The canoes and kayaks are in good shape the also provide all the life jacket (including for kids). We took our lunch with us, and stop at the Trapper Nelson area (where he used to live) for lunch. We saw manatees, birds and their nest, gators, and fish. On our way back, the river was full of canoes, kayaks, and small boats My recommendation is to go as early as possible, because the canoes and kayaks are limited, and because the less people the calmer the river is.

4  Thank califun019
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I've been camping at Jonathan Dickinson Park for years and have never been disappointed. First, the camp is big rig friendly with large parking and camping areas. Clean restrooms are always a plus. If you want to go fishing or boating, there is a boat rental area or boat ramp just a few miles away in the park. Second, the park is just a few miles from the beautiful Atlantic ocean with, again, plenty of free parking in Jupiter along A1A. Finally, for Florida residents 65 or older, there is a 50% discount on camping fees. A two week stay will cost about $200. Can't beat that. Make your reservations on line. It couldn't be easier.

6  Thank dhimber2
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

A vast scrub land with hidden treasures. Well placed camp sites, well maintained bathroom facilities. An informative education center. Lots of trails that are easy to walk/bike. Remember to bring bug spray the sand gnats and no see ums can get a little fierce.

There are plenty of options for both the type of camping experience you desire (cabins to primitive sites) and activities for children.

2  Thank grrprr
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Rented a cabin for a couple of nights inside the park. It was clean (linens were stacked and wrapped in plastic and placed on each bed) and tidy. The air conditioning was sufficient as were the kitchen facilities and cookware, although there was no oven. The kayaking was wonderful...we were the only people out on the water and we enjoyed the calm and quiet atmosphere! We enjoyed the flora and fauna...herons, eagles, gators, turtles...even saw three enormous manatee who were feeding right next to us. There's so much to do at the park...we just didn't have the time. The rangers we met and the retail clerks were lovely and gave us great directions and suggestions. No question...we will return for a longer stay!

3  Thank Randi R
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Since my last review we have camped at the park two more times. April and May 2014. Even during a deluge of rain the river campground dries out immediately. We hiked, we biked, boated, canoed, kayaked, geocached and had an all around wonderful time as usual. The river campground is a fantastic place to camp. We tend to stay on the entrance side (Sites up to 116). We stayed in 110 and 104 on these trips. 104 we found had issues cooling off during the day because of the lack of overhead coverage. 104 is a nice site for tent camping since it is on the small side.

3  Thank Melinda C
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