Jonathan Dickinson State Park is one of Martin County’s true treasures of natural beauty and fun for anyone. There are several activities that can keep people of all sorts active and involved. Daring visitors enjoy the adventurous and scenic opportunities of the park, while there are also available relaxing amenities for those who have come for a time to breath and simply enjoy the world around them.
A mother reflects on the positive experience her children have had at the park: “They can sit and enjoy nature. They can draw or take a short walk and take pictures.” Some take a journey further into the park to get a snack from the park’s store while enjoying the beautiful riverside mangroves of the Loxahatchee River, Florida’s first federally designated Wild and Scenic River. There are numerous hiking trails nearby to take a leisurely sunset walk and enjoy the riverside swamps and views.
Although originally designated as an Army training camp during World War II, Jonathan Dickinson State Park now offers a rich selection of adventure, natural beauty, and historical significance. Inside the park, visitors will find opportunities for strolls through the peaceful wilderness of natural Florida, epic experiences on the biking trails, and memorable trips down the Loxahatchee by many means of kayak, paddleboard, canoe, or boat (check out the best inflatable stand up paddle boards here). The park also offers Ranger-guided tours of 1930’s pioneer homestead of Trapper Nelson, which includes a guided trip down the Loxahatchee. Equestrian trails also run throughout the park. While lodging is available not far from the park, Jonathan Dickinson offers two full-facility campgrounds that are sure to please all groups who reserve their sites.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park is truly a haven for adventure-seekers, nature-lovers, and even just families wishing to disconnect from the business of everyday life. You too can come and enjoy the vast array of activities available. Plan your trip to the adventure-hub of Jonathan Dickinson State Park today.