Jonathan Dickinson State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

Consisting of 16 different natural communities, Jonathan Dickinson State Park is the largest state park in Southeast Florida. Consider taking a canoe or kayak trip on the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River that runs through its boundaries. Climb the ancient sand dune called Hobe Mountain. Head to the nature center where nature walks and other activities often occur or plan your hiking, biking, camping, horse-drawn carriage, interpretative boat tours, or other fun at this state park that originally opened in 1950. This Southeast Florida state park is located about 7 miles south of Hobe Sound, 8 miles northeast of Tequesta, and 9 miles north of Jupiter.

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Weather
Spring 62-83 F
Summer 73-90 F
Fall 67-85 F
Winter 55-74 F
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Nearby Cities
Hobe Sound, FL
Tequesta, FL
Jupiter, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jonathan Dickinson State Park

With so many things to do at this state park, you do not want to try to incorporate travel time into your itinerary. Therefore, you should either bring your RV or rent an RV on RVshare.com.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Launch your boat, go on a horse-drawn carriage ride, take interpretative boat tours, and much more at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Rates start at about $26 per night at this campground that offers family-friendly programs on Saturdays. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fishing, biking, hiking 

Floridays RV Park

With this campground's name inspired by an album by Jimmy Buffett, you are likely to find your own inspiration at  Floridays RV Park. Full hookups are available at this campground that tries to keep the Old Florida vibe alive, and rates here start at about $38.50 per day. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Cable, laundry, showers 

Phipps Park Campground

Phipps Park Campground is located along the banks of the Okeechobee Waterway and offers fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities. This campground, where rates start at about $25 per night, also offers a fishing pier. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fishing, canoeing 

RV Rentals Near Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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What to Do at
Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Inside Jonathan Dickinson State Park

You can do many different things at the almost 18-square-mile Jonathan Dickinson State Park. You can rent canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, motorboats, and bikes to enjoy in the park and on the waterway. Dine in the beer and food garden overlooking the river. Go on a horse-drawn interpretative wagon ride. Guided horseback rides and interpretative boat tours are also available. You may also want to visit the two historical sites within this state park.

Outside Jonathan Dickinson State Park

The Treasure Coast offers many opportunities for exploring. You can also find great places to dine and shop. There are also outstanding attractions that you may want to see.

Restaurants

Taste Casual Dining

Sit at the high-top bar, in the dining room, or on the patio at this restaurant where you can enjoy comfort food that is artfully presented. There is also a full bar.

Type: Diner

Location: 11750 SE Dixie Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

The Catfish House

Start with an appetizer like fried green tomatoes, frog legs, or conch fritters at this restaurant before moving on to catfish, which is the star of the show.

Type: Diner

Location: 11500 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Harry and the Natives

Stop here for a fresh salad, a great sandwich, or a full breakfast that you can eat while sitting on the covered outdoor patio featuring stunning views.

Type: Diner

Location: 11910 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Amato’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Find seafood specialties, calzones, stromboli, and delicious pizza and an outstanding wine menu at this pet-friendly restaurant.

Type: Italian

Location: 9042 SE Bridge Rd, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Old Dixie Cafe North

You will love the old-time atmosphere of this diner, where you can get a traditional breakfast, including biscuits and gravy, or come in at lunchtime for outstanding sandwiches, including juicy hamburgers.

Type: Diner

Location: 11189 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Shopping

Dusted Off Pretty

Find cute signs for your home or RV and knickknacks that you cannot live without at this store with its friendly staff.

Location: 8858 SE Edwyn St, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Hobe Sound Beach Shop

Create a spectacular beach look for your entire crew with clothes from this store that does custom screen printing.

Location: 9128 B SE Bridge Rd, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Posh Pineapple

Even your dog will be thrilled when you shop at this store because of the cute clothes that you can get for them, and you can also find hostess gifts, coastal home accessories, jewelry, art, and baby clothes.

Location: 11764 SE Dixie Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art Art Supply Store

If the beautiful scenery inspires you to create your artwork, count on finding quality supplies at this art store that teaches classes and has a small gallery.

Location: 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

Florida Classics Book Store

Find classic books about Florida at the bookstore that carries many books that have been recovered from shipwrecks.

Location: 11300 SE Dixie Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Sightseeing

Blowing Rocks Nature Preserve

This barrier-island sanctuary contains Anastasia limestone rocks that, when the water pounds against them, can shoot plumes up to 50 feet in the air, and you can often see green loggerhead and leatherback turtles at this location that is operated by the Nature Conservatory.

Location: 574 S Beach Rd, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

This 1,035-acre site located along the Indian River on Jupiter Island was created to provide a natural habitat for Florida's turtles and 173-acre nationally recognized Reed Wilderness Seashore Sanctuary.

Location: 13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Hobe Sound Beach

This small, dog-friendly, white sand beach offers a great place to play in the sun and swim in the water.

Location: Jupiter Island, Florida

Peck Lake Park

Stroll along the easy hiking trail to see stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway at this park that has many pavilions or use it as a point to start a snorkeling adventure to see the 9-mile-long reef located just offshore.

Location: 8108 SE Gomez Ave, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Hobe Sound Nature Center

This center conducts many guided hikes, including a special one to see the loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs, and you can often hear nature experts speak at this center.

Location: 13640 U.S. Highway One, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

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How to Get to
Jonathan Dickinson State Park

It is about an eight-minute drive from Hobe Sound, Florida, to Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Start by heading east on Southeast Bridge Road. Turn right on Florida A1A S. Turn left in about 1.3 miles on U.S. 1 South. You will see the park on your right in about 3 miles.

Entering Jonathan Dickinson State Park

The park is open for day use from 8:00 a.m. to sunset.

Per vehicle up to eight people : $6

Per vehicle for one person : $4

Per person : $2

Walk or bike into the park at this reduced fee.

This park offers so many activities that you can easily spend a week exploring it and never leave its boundaries. If you have spent time exploring Jonathan Dickinson State Park, post about your thrilling adventures on your social media feed. Be sure to tag RVshare in it so that the site can see your experiences at this terrific park. You can also send your stories and photos to [email protected]