Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound, FL
16450 SE Federal Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 3 pm/Check out at 1 pm.
ACCESS: 8:30 am - 5 pm.
MAPS: At Entry Gate
SITES: 89 sites at the Pine Grove CG
50 sites at the River CG
PULL THRUS: No
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Gravel/Dirt
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
SEWER: At the Pine Grove CG
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Biking, kayaking, hiking, equestrian area
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Jonathan Dickinson State Park is named after a Quaker merchant by the name of Jonathan Dickinson who was shipwrecked off the coast in 1696. During World War II the land became Camp Murphy, an army base. It was home to the Southern Signal Corps School and the barracks are still visible.
This park is the last Atlantic coast state campground before the Florida Keys and has close to 11,500 acres of land and river. The Loxahatchee River winds its way through the park with a variety of wading birds including Herons, Egrets, Ibis, and Anhingas.
Close by is Hobe Mountain, a 124-foot tower offering sights of the forest on the west and sights of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. This observation tower is accessed on a short road just beyond the park’s entrance.
We camped here in December 2018 and again in January 2020 in the Pine Grove CG. The sites were nice and level with gravel but no shade. We rode our bikes 4 miles to the river side and visitor center then went to Hobe Sound Observation tower where we could see the Atlantic ocean.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park is on US Hwy 1
12 miles south of Stuart FL and 3 miles north of Tequesta FL.
Follow signs from I-95 or the the Florida Turnpike
27°0'12"N, 80° 6'5"W