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Recreation & Leisure

Martin County's many recreation areas allow you to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Whether you are a spectator or player, you will find something to enjoy here. 

Martin County offers full service ball fields, shuffleboard, racquetball, 2 bowling centers, tennis courts, bicycle paths and an abundance of boating and fishing opportunities, both freshwater and offshore. 

In the Savannas Recreation area, you can explore fresh water marshes or indulge in some great fishing. In the western part of the county, enjoy a world of natural wonders at the Barley Barber Swamp (tours are offered by Florida Power & Light). 

Nearby stadiums host spring baseball training facilities for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos and St. Louis Cardinals and within a short drive of Martin County are two Jai-Alai Frontons in Ft. Pierce and West Palm Beach. 

Jonathan Dickinson Park (operated by the state) allows leisurely river cruises on the senic Loxahatchee River or a chance to paddle your own canoe. There's also camping, hiking and fishing available on the over 10 acre park. Adjacent to Jonathan Dickinson Park is the Hobe Sound Natural Resource Center and Wildlife Refuge where you can enjoy a walking tour and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. At the north end of Jupiter Island is the St. Lucie Inlet State Park where boaters can enjoy a deserted peninsula away from the busy crowds. 

If your adventurous you can cruise down the St. Lucie Canal to the St. Lucie Locks operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Boats are raised from one side to the locks to the other just like in Panama Canal. 

There are many local causeways and beaches where you can enjoy swimming, windsurfing, jet skiing and other outdoor activities. Below is a list of some of those areas. 

Gilberts Bar House of Refuge 
Open Tuesday thru Sunday 1-5 PM 
Hutchinson Island 
(772) 225-1875 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park 
Open 7 days 
South Federal Highway / Hobe Sound 
(800) 746-1466 

Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital 
Open Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm and Saturday 11am-2pm 
Bridge Road West of Hobe Sound 
(800) 746-1466 

Barley Barber Swamp 
Open 5 days a week 
Just west of Indiantown 
(800) 257-9267 

Environmental Studies Center 
Open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm 
Indian River Drive 
(772) 219-1887 

Bathtub Reef Park 
Hutchinson Island 
Life guard, Fishing, Surfing, Snorkeling 
Swimming, Boat Dock, Parking, Showers, 
Restrooms, Phone 

Stuart Beach 
Hutchinson Island 
Lifeguard, Concession, Picnic Area, Fishing 
Swimming, Shelling, Dune Walkover, Parking, 
Phone, Museum 

Blowing Rocks Preserve 
Jupiter Island 
Dune Walkovers, Parking, Snorkeling, 
Swimming, Fishing, Shelling, Diving 

Stuart Causeway Park 
Between Ernest Lyons & Evans Crary Bridges 
Picnic Areas, Restroom Facilities, 
Boat Ramp, Windsurfing, Swimming, Fishing 

Jensen Beach Causeway 
Between Hutchinson Island & the Mainland on 707 
Picnic Areas, Restroom Facilities, Boat Ramp, 
Windsurfing, Fishing, Swimming

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Kathi Lundstrom
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STUART, FL 34996
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