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Hontoon Island State Park

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Address: 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand, FL 32720
Phone Number: (386)736-5309
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Lovely part of the world!

For boaters an fisherman this area rocks! If you are a birder, bring the binoculars and your books...we saw it all. Florida like it was when I grew up there!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jane H
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

For boaters an fisherman this area rocks! If you are a birder, bring the binoculars and your books...we saw it all. Florida like it was when I grew up there!

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Christmas, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the ride in the pontoon even if it was short. Took a hike to the indian mound. It is about 45min hike to it. The tree at the mound was amazing. The roots ran down to the swamp and were huge. Would recommend stopping by if in the area. Best of all it is free.

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Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I love this place, because it's laid back, chill and has a good vibe of friendly and hip rednecks, hillbillies, Florida crackers and bohemians. Live music, decent food, and pet friendly. Ask anyone around Orlando area, who's been to this place and they'll say how nice it is to get away from the stressful city and chill with cool people.... More 

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Melbourne Beach
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51 reviews 51 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We love going to Hontoon Island State Park-from the boat ride to the trails. Every inch of that park is well maintained-you never see any trash on the ground or hanging tree limbs. The camping area/bathrooms are spotless. The rangers/volunteers are very friendly.

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you are looking for maids and room service or Disney land attractions go to Orlando and stay away. This place is unique in it's back to nature with lots of trails, wildlife, water and places to get away from it all. A no fee park that should be charging a per head fee. Dockage for shallow draft boats and... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We kayaked 100 miles on the St. Johns River over 7 days, camping along the way. We stayed in one of the cabins here one weeknight. I think the rental fee was $40. The park ranger will drive you from the main arrival area (marina, store and museum) to the cabin since it's about a mile away. The cabin had... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Enjoyed the park and play area. hiked with the family to see the shell mound. kids were a bit tired... might wait a few years to camp & hike!

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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We enjoyed the stop while passing through. We took the pontoon boat over to the island operated by the park service. We toured the visitors center and walked a short distance on the grounds. We didn't have much time for this stop. Christine was the ranger on duty very friendly and helpful.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

What a beautiful little island. When you get to the park you will catch a short ferry ride from the parking lot to the island (3 minutes). There is a small shop and a visitor's center. There is a large picnic area with charcoal grills and a children's play ground next to it. The walking trail to the native American... More 

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A wonderful island to visit outside DeLand, FL. A Florida state park that does not collect a fee to get over to the island. Lots of wonderful volunteers keep this lovely island available to the many folks who visit! A lovely day picnic area under shady oaks. There is a store and museum for enjoyment, as well as, great hiking... More 

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