What we're about

We are a volunteer-based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose role is to advocate for the historical, educational and ecological enhancement of Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Our mission is to assist park management in meeting the natural and cultural resource management objectives established for the park.

The Friends of Jonathan State Park, Inc. is a Citizen Support Organization (CSO).  Our primary role is to serve as a source of financial support for the Park's visitor programs and physical needs that are not funded by the state. Jonathan Dickinson State Park encompasses one of the most significant and diverse natural ecosystems remaining in South Florida. Visitors can take advantage of a variety of recreational opportunities including camping, biking, picnicking, fishing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, bird watching and much more, which is where the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park comes in. Activities and programs are supported directly by your tax-deductible memberships and donations to The Friends.

Join us as a member of the “Friends” and enjoy the benefit of 12 free visits as part of your membership. We have social events through the year and special member events. There are also many opportunities for volunteering.

Upcoming events (4)

Friends Roadside Cleanup & National Public Lands Day

Needs a location

Come and join The Friends and help clean up and gather trash along the roadside of US1 and Jonathan Dickinson State Park!

We will provide trash bags, grabbers, gloves, safety vests, and water!
Volunteers will meet at the Ranger Station parking lot at 8am. The cleanup will last from 8:30am - 10:30am and we will collect as much trash as possible from both the north and south sides of the gate entrance. Once finished we will weigh the trash at the collection center.

September Native Plant ID Hike

Needs a location

Join the Martin County Native Plant Society for a Native Plant ID Hike. We will meet at the Loxahatchee Pavilion at 9am. All who attend will learn how to identify native species of plants within the park, and their benefits, as well as plants that are invasive and non-native.

Take A Kid MTB Day

Needs a location

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

Sunday, Oct. 2 9am - 12pm

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Camp Murphy Off-Road MTB Trails

https://www.friendsofjdsp.org/event-4611551

Meet other local MTB families for self-guided group rides and fun!

Register to get a Club Scrub Goodie Bag!

All Ages from Tots to Teens

Kids must bring their own bikes, helmets, and closed-toe shoes to ride.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Park Entrance fee applies: $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people).

Receive 12 FREE Park Admissions with your

$40 Club Scrub membership.

Plus, get discounts at Local Bike Shops & other businesses.

Club Scrub's Halloween Group Night Ride

Needs a location

Club Scrub is pleased to introduce our 3rd Annual Halloween Ride. Last year was a absolute ghoulish time. There will be a campfire to roasting marshmallows too, bring your chairs, sit back and enjoy a fun night with new and old friends.

Come dressed up because we will have a Best Halloween Costume prize.

We're offering the following group ride options:

Adventurer - Ride the whole trail
Explorer - Ride half the trail
Beginner Explorer - Ride Tortoise, Ranger, Fire Ring, and Hare
Family Ride - Ride Tortoise, Hare and to the tower
Non-Trail Rider - Ride to the tower then to the River and back.
Event Fee: $45

The fee includes a Club Scrub Halloween 2022 Shirt.

***Registration to get the Club Scrub Halloween 2022 shirt must be before 3pm October 19th. ***
https://www.friendsofjdsp.org/event-4611560

Fee does not include Park Entry Fee of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people). Join Club Scrub and get 12 FREE park entries.

Bike, Lights, and Helmet are required. All must be in working condition and lights must be able to attach to helmet or handlebars.

Cancellation Policy

Please note, because this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds issued in the event of cancellation (including due to weather) or if you must cancel your ride.

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April Tree Planting

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