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Endangered ecosystems beckon at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

by carlislewillard

Southeast Florida’s largest state park is a 10,500-acre swath along the intercoastal Hobe Sound, just north of Jupiter, that invites exploring by land or water 16 unique ecosystems: coastal sand hills, upland lakes and scrub forests as well as the Loxahatchee River.

The Jonathan Dickinson State Park was named for a Quaker who was shipwrecked and captured by the Jobe (Hoe-Bay) peoples. The tribe disappeared soon after his release.

The area has been home to a top-secret radar training school and the home of the “Wildman of the Loxahatchee” who opened a roadside attraction, “Trapper’s Jungle Gardens and Wildlife Zoo.”

– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics

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