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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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Enter parking lot, walk down on dock, ferry boat will come and pick your party up and take you across the river to the park. On the way over the captain will help you decide what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Deltona, Florida
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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enter parking lot, walk down on dock, ferry boat will come and pick your party up and take you across the river to the park. On the way over the captain will help you decide what you are going to do.? Hike the trails, or Picnic by the river, Go fishing, camp over night in a tent site or a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This park was amazing. The boat ride to it was free and the hiking was great. Wasnt very busy saw family of raccoons, manatees, a gator, a couple pygmy rattle snakes and a big buck with big antlers only feet away. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We dont fish but was alot of people there fishing seemed like a... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely place to have a picnic, go fishing, and camping! They have a ton of adorable cabins to rent. There is a boat that will take you from the parking lot to the island.

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We rented a boat from the marina and it was just the most relaxing, fun, and inspiring day spent on the lake. The park was well-maintained and kept. For adults it is a wonderful way to just unwind, relax, and commune with nature. If you have kids I think you'd need to bring some activities to occupy them. The boat... More 

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hop aboard the ferry and jump into the past on this one of a kind island State Park. Walking trails, camping facilities, museum & snack shop make this an easy little getaway for the day.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

WE were going to tent camp but choose to pick up a cabin last minute and little did we know it was situated directly above a racoon home which would explain my husband being up all night sneezing as he highly allergic to cats and now we know Racoons

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I went to Hontoon Island not knowing what to expect (since Waikwa State Park and Blue Spring State Park were both full), and what a wonderful surprise. Hontoon Island does not have swimming, but we went kayaking and canoeing and were able to enjoy so much of the sites because of it. There is so much wildlife to see, plus... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have been going to the park since 2007 & love it! we fish, picnic & have our own kayaks. We love this river. Also you can usually see manatee out in front & gators to the side.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice place to stop by for an ice cream & a hike if you are boating the St. John's River south of Deland. Also accessible from the mainland by the park's shuttle boat for picnicking, fishing & camping. There's also a small nature center in the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had no idea what to really expect and, we were throughly delighted with our experience! Ken the Manager, is just the perfect guy for the job and he says he is working very hard to tune up the park! We stayed in one of the rustic cabins which was really great! For being in the middle of July you would... More 

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