Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Tel: (561) 546-2771
Located about 11 km (7 miles) north of Jupiter, this 4660-hectare (11,500 acre) Park includes large areas of endangered coastal sandpine scrub, and pine flatwoods. A large portion of this park burned recently, and you should be prepared for the fact that a good deal of the forest looks rather bleak and burned over.
Scrub Jays are present in the northeast section of the park and Gopher Tortoises, and several lizard species, including Scrub Lizard and Blue-tailed mole skink are also commonly seen.
Mangrove wetlands flank the wide Loxahatchee River, which in 1985 was, designated a ‘National Wild and Scenic River.’ Birds here include Osprey, White Ibis, and Anhinga. Guided boat tours, canoe and kayak rentals and cabin rentals are available. Avoid weekends and peak summer season.
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