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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 2013
Type: State Parks
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Was a little bit wary of the fact that I would have to bring everything I needed on our three night trip on a small ferry and then find my way to our cabin. But the park made it all a snap. We put our stuff on the end of the dock and in minutes the small ferry boat was... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We recently bicycled across Florida, west to east, and Hontoon Island State Park was our last night's camp. Arriving at the dock, we were quickly delivered to the island by a free ferry ride. We checked in, checked out the island store (full of those things one might forget - and, brewed coffee!), the island museum, noted the playground area... More

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DeLand, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you love the "natural" Florida, you will love your visit to this place! To begin, you take a pontoon ride from the parking lot over to the island, which is cool in itself! Beautiful scenery as you walk the trails throughout the park. Nice little gift shop to purchase fishing maps, snacks, etc. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy... More

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Deltona, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a great little place to get away. I made on-line reservations for camping Fri/Sat over the weekend, and brought my kayak and bike. Campground: Scenic, clean, but packed on the weekends...weekday camping will be a must next time, and there will be a next time! No wood gathering allowed for habitat preservation, but they'll deliver a bundle to your... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were here with a boat club and we're very impressed with the friendly attentive staff. Restrooms were clean.. small and rustic environment.. quiet in the evenings as most people just come for the day

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

You take a boat across the St. John's river to get there, a very quick ride. You can camp on the island. We saw people loading the wheel barrels they provide to load their gear on the boat and then a van would take them to the camping area or their cabin. We were just day trippers out to explore... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

the place was very nice and loved how Uncommercialized it was if that is a word lol. It had everything you needed right there and still felt like you were "away"

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This Florida State Park gives one the feeling of having gone back in time - to a time when Native Americans lived here - before Mc Donalds, Lowes and air conditioning. Access by boat only, and only between 8am - 5pm - then there is nothing to do but soak up the atmosphere. Bring binoculars and check out the amazing... More

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Orlando
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Had an amazing time camping here! A ferry takes you over to this island. A small museum, with an island store, await right off the ferry boat dock. On the ferry trip over, we saw several matinees. The museum will give information over the historical aspect of the island. Several people will think, that the island is only a small... More

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