The Florida State Park is located in Martin County between Tequesta and Hobe Sound just 5 miles north of Jupiter. The park features a variety of natural habitats, river swamps, wildlife, 16 natural communities, hiking and biking trails, water activities, guided tours, food courts, and mangroves. Jonathan Dickinson State Park has the Loxahatchee River, Florida’s first federally designated scenic and wild river runs through the middle of the park. In 2013, the state park won the TripAdvisior’s Certificate of Excellence.
The park got its name after a Quaker merchant named Jonathan Dickinson wrecked his boat off the coast in 1696. The park served as the home to Camp Murphy, an army base for the Southern Signal Corps School during the second World War.