How much is the registration for the spiritual retreat? Can I get a discount?

Registration price is $50. You can get a discount by registering early. Early registration ends at midnight on September 1, 2020. Early registration price is $40.

What time does the park gate close?

The park gates close at sunset. Sunset will be at 7 pm during the Spiritual Retreat. If you plan to arrive late, please contact the park prior to 5 PM on the day of your arrival. Contact the Ranger Station at 772-546-2771.

How much are Jonathan Dickinson admission fees?

  • $6 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
  • $4 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.
  • $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Please note that if you are camping at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, your admission fees are included in your campground rental fees.

How many tents can I put at my campsite?

You are allowed 2 tents per campsite.

Campsites state that they are for Friday and Saturday nights, but I want to come on Thursday. How can I do that?

Start registering for your desired campsite, towards the bottom of your registration you will see a section for additional items, there you will find “Add On Thursday Night Camping”.

How many people am I allowed at my campsite?

Campsites accommodate no more than eight people and must have at least one responsible camper present who is 18 years of age or older. Any more than eight campers will be required to rent and move to additional sites. Children under six years old do not count in the total.

What are my parking options at the event?

Parking is at the discretion of park staff and is limited to no more than two vehicles per campsite. Additional vehicles may be required to park in designated areas.

Check-In, Check-Out and Quiet Times?

  • Check-in time for campsites is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 1 p.m. Quiet time is 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Can I camp with my Pets?

Pets are permitted in certain designated camping areas and campsites. Pets are not permitted on beaches or playgrounds, or in bathing areas, cabins, park buildings or concession facilities. Individual parks may have specific areas prohibiting pets. Service animals are permitted in all public areas of state parks. For the complete Florida State Parks Pet Policy, click here.

For everyone’s enjoyment, including pets, please observe the following pet camping rules. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the camper being asked to board the pet outside the park or check out of the campground. Domestic pets are permitted in designated day-use areas at all Florida State Parks.

  • The number of pets allowed is variable by park depending on the campsite types and buffer zones available, but shall not exceed four.
  • All pets must be confined, leashed, or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Leashes may not exceed six feet in length.
  • Pets must be well-behaved at all times.
  • In campgrounds, pets must be confined in the owner’s camping unit during designated quiet time hours, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • At other times, pets may be left unattended on the owner’s campsite for no more than 30 minutes and must be leashed.
  • Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles.
  • Pets that are noisy, vicious, dangerous, disturbing or intimidating to other persons or pets, or which damage park resources, are considered to be nuisances and will not be permitted to remain in the park.
  • Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds or fish, must be confined or under the physical control of the owner. Some animals may be prohibited on park property.
  • Captive wild species, whether native or non-native and barnyard animals, except horses, are prohibited.
  • Dogs, cats and other pets must be vaccinated as per Chapter 828, F.S. Florida Law. Owners do not need written proof of vaccination when registering to camp.

Will I have water and electric at my campsite? Grill? Bathroom?

All campsites include water, electricity, table and grill. River Campground has a large, tiled restroom with hot showers.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send us an email cacentralservice@aol.com.

What’s the refund policy?

There are no refunds. Please contact us with any issues.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You will check-in at the registration table with the name on your registration.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please send an email request to cacentralservice@aol.com.

Is my registration fee transferrable?

Yes. Please send an email request to cacentralservice@aol.com.

Is it ok if the name on registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

No. Please contact us if you need to transfer your registration and/or camping reservation to another person.

Can I fish at Jonathan Dickinson State Park?

Yes. All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season. A fishing license is recommended and may be required. More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.

Fishing in the Loxahatchee River varies from freshwater fishing in the upper river to saltwater angling as you approach the picnic area and boat ramp. There can be some overlap of species; it is possible to catch snook and snapper far upriver near Trapper’s, and largemouth bass as far down as the mouth of Kitching Creek. Be sure you have the appropriate license (or licenses) for the area and species you are fishing. Freshwater fishing is also available in several of the ponds and lakes, mainly in the eastern and southeastern areas of the park.

Is there a Boat Ramp?

The boat ramp fee is $4 plus tax which is paid at the Ranger Station when you enter the park. A concrete boat launch ramp is available on the Loxahatchee River. The Loxahatchee eventually leads to the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Please observe the “idle speed” limit on the river within the park.

Hiking

Jonathan Dickinson has an extensive trail system encompassed within the park’s 16 natural communities. Designated hiking trails in the park include the 1.5-mile Kitching Creek Nature Trail, 0.5-mile Wilson Creek Nature Trail, and 0.75-mile River Trail located in the main picnic and river area of the park, as well as the 9.4-mile portion of The Florida Trail’s Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail, 5-mile white-blazed Florida Trail, and 7.5-mile green-blazed Florida Trail in various locations of the park.

Mountain Biking

The Camp Murphy Off-road Bicycle Trail System is a 9 mile network of mountain bike trails, with loops rated for beginners all the way to “black diamond, experts only. ” Each trail is marked by difficulty level and distance. We strongly recommend that safety gear, including helmet, closed toed shoes, and high visibility clothing, be worn by all bicyclists. Maps of the trail system are available at the park’s visitor center.

Wildlife Viewing

Many species of wildlife may be observed at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, including deer, raccoons, foxes, otters, bobcats and more. Alligators are commonly seen, as are turtles along the river. Threatened and endangered species include Florida scrub-jays, gopher tortoises, manatees and Eastern indigo snakes. Over 150 species of birds have been identified here, making Jonathan Dickinson a premier birding destination.