There is water access for boating and paddling, mountain bike trails, a nature center, and miles of hiking trail to explore. They are also pet friendly.
We love staying at this park. The Pine Grove sites are full hookups but have no shade. The River sites are close to the river and boat ramp but there is no longer a dump station so you would have to trek about 4miles to the Pine Grove dump station.
We stayed in the Pine Grove campground with a tent… this campground was chock full of RVs and trailers. You can only camp on the gravel, not the grass. Not great for the bottoms of tents! Every site is close to the numerous restrooms dotted through out Pine Grove. The restrooms were okay, the showers didn’t always work and they were looking little tired. This campground was super quiet when we went. We saw maybe 2-3 other people in the restrooms and 1-2 people walking around, everyone seemed to be hiding in their RVs. It would be good for RVs, With full sewer, electricity, and water hookups at every site. We liked it because it was easy to get to and close to the 95 (but not too close to hear it).
We absolutely love Jonathan Dickinson State Park. We camped for 10 nights and enjoyed every moment of it! The bathrooms are the cleanest we have ever seen at a campground including expensive campgrounds throughout Florida, California and Colorado. So much to do there too. Family or retirement oriented.
very clean and tidy campground. friendly people. restrooms were very clean.
Recently took a road trip from New England to Florida with my family and had the pleasure of staying here at the Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
This state park accommodates RVs, tent sites, and cabin rentals with two camping areas -- one (Pine Grove Campground) located close to the entrance, right off of US Hwy 1 and seems to be more geared towards RV sites and the other (River Campground) located about four miles into the park along the Loxahatchee River. We stayed in the River Campground.
Spacious sites offered: water, electricity, a picnic table, & a fire ring… and grounds include two well kept bathhouses with laundry facilities. Trees were sparse in some sections so be prepared to create shade. Our site was visited by a young raccoon who didn't seem fazed by us at all; just wanted what we were cooking.
We only stayed for one night, so we weren't able to take in all the park has to offer, but we did walk some of the nature trails along the river towards the newly built amphitheater and swimming area. Unfortunate for us, the swimming area was closed during our stay -- which would have made the stay twice as nice… but the views were still incredible!
If we ever find our way back to south Florida for camping, we'll definitely come back here.
This park has a spacious modern sites close to the entrance. They additionally have another area with closer sites more rustic. Lots of bike trails and hosted a race when we were there. River access with boat rentals and tours. Fascinating nature center. Lookout stand for viewing g and lots of wildlife.
There are limited options for affordable camping in this part of Florida, so plan to book your stay here a while in advance as it fills up. We are lucky to snag two nights here on our way to Miami. Lots of hiking options and some really nice views. The RV park has full hookups and is almost completely filled with older adult campers high end big rigs. Clean facilities and level sites though.
They have wonderful camp grounds and beautiful cabins. It’s also very family friendly with lots of outdoor activities for families
This state park was a nice surprise. We had no idea Burt Reynolds used to live across the street. We were here for a week and rode ALL the single track trails in the park as well as hiked most of the multi-purpose trails. There's a little pump track as well for the little kids. The single track is not that hard - Florida is flat, but it does get hot since there's no shade and there are some technical trails.
The Nature Center was very nice and had a very informative movie about the area. You could rent kayaks/canoes or take a boat tour down the Loxahatchee River. We were there during alligator mating season - so we opted NOT to do any boating.
Our site was perfect to watch the sunset every evening. We explored the local beaches and state parks. The staff was always pleasant and friendly, even though we consistently forgot to put our car pass on our car. The bathrooms were clean, the sites were level and graded. We had full sun and it was always windy, but since our coach faced south-west, we could usually leave it out - most of the time.
** We stayed here in a 32 foot motor home.