Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound, FL

Date of Stay:  Wednesday January 30 - Tuesday February 12, 2013 (13 nights)

Rate:  $14/night (Gin’s disabled FL resident discount)

Website:  Jonathan Dickinson State Park (FL)
   16450 SE Federal Highway
   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Description:  We stayed in the newer Pine Grove CG which is FHU 50A with paved roads and level pea gravel pads.  No trees here and windy.  We were on site 63 for a week then moved to site 66.  This cg is right next to the road so the traffic noise is constant.  The other older cg (River CG) is on the Loxahatchee River (about four miles from the entry gate) and has some trees with water and electric only.  This is a big park very near the Atlantic Ocean.  Great place to ride bikes and enjoy the view from the Hobe Mountain Observation Tower.  In 1942, this was the home of US Army Camp Murphy which was a top secret radar training school.  Several nature trails and the river is great for kayaking. 

Activities:  We rested the first few days after a busy week at Disney.  We were both quite week after our virus too.  Bill, Nancy, Dan and Tricia were camped here also.  They enjoyed kayaking to the Trapper Nelson Interpretive Site and geocaching while we recuperated.  We all rode to Jupiter and saw the beach.  There’s some nice public access areas there.  There is also a nearby National Wildlife Refuge that we visited.  After we got our strength back, we enjoyed riding our bikes, hiking and geocaching.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpsters within the cg.  Recycle at the dumpsters.

Site 63 at Pine Grove CG at Jonathan Dickinson State Park  Site 63 at Pine Grove CG at Jonathan Dickinson State Park FL
Site 63
Site 66 at Pine Grove CG at Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Site 66

Resting gull on the Atlantic  Trail leading to the beach-Tricia, Dan, Bill and Gin
Atlantic Ocean                                          Sea Grapes line the pathway

Nancy- Bird Whisperer  Baby crocodile and alligator
Nancy the Bird Whisperer                          Baby crocodile and alligator

Sunset from Hobe Mountain Observation Tower
Sunset from the Observation Tower

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