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Hontoon Island State Park

2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand, FL 32720
(386)736-5309
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Ranked #6 of 53 attractions in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Hollywood
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Found this park when planning the family Summer vacation at Blue Springs State Park. Visited park in the morning, very nice drive along the river front homes to parking area for ferry to island, ferry was already at parking area when we arrived, took short ride across the river to the island were we visited the museum and looked around... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just got back today from a two day stay. The rangers couldn't have been more helpful. The cabin was great. The BBQs amazing. It rained a little too much. But, hey we are in Florida in the summer. I suggest renting all the cabins with family or friends and having an outdoor weekend.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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157 reviews 157 reviews
87 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The park is on an island in the St. Johns River and is accessible only by boat. My wife and I took the park ferry to the island. No charge for the ferry, which starts running at 8 AM and continues to do so until an hour after sunset. We came for the hiking and to get away from civilization... More

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Eustis, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

THIS IS A FREE ADMISSION STATE PARK-EASY TO FIND.you park (free) and take a 6 passenger ferry (free). HIKING TRAILS,enjoy bbq grills, playground for kids,over 1600 acres, they have campsites, 18.00 per night plus tax: Primitive Tent camping,18.00 per night plus tax: Boat slip. (overnight includes water & electric hookup,30.00 per night, primitive cabin, up to 4 persons.35.00 per night,... More

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Orange City, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We love this park. The only way to get on the island is by their ferry or your own boat. It is one of the few FL state parks run strictly on donations. There is so much to take advantage of on this island from the extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff, hiking trails, cabins & tent sites, boat slips to... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We love to take a family hike or camp at Hontoon Island. It's a great place that offers some lovely trails, and the rustic cabins are a lot of fun (and they are affordable!). Two thumbs up! You can spend a day there hiking and having a picnic, or you can rent a cabin or tent space and camp. Take... More

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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great spot for a picnic and short hike! We didn't realize we were standing on a shell mound. Great if you are looking for an easy hike for a few hours.

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Winter Park
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17 reviews 17 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A lovely getaway on an island - you take a pontoon boat ride to get there - which adds to the adventure! We saw barred owls, lots of water birds, and enjoyed the peaceful serenity of the place.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a great place to just escape from the world. The accommodations are very good and prices reasonable. Like to laze by the river? This is the place for you.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A wonderful ferry ride across the river then it feels like all the traffic noise and the city hustle and bustle ends. very clean and well maintained, all the staff is on their game with knowledge and the history of the park.

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