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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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A Wonderful Stop on the River

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Palm Coast, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Got there on a really great day. Fifty years ago we would leave Sanford and take our boat there. It seemed in those days you could get there by personal boat. Toady there is a complimentary ferry service run by Florida Parks. On the island is a small food service and a large picnic area. Pick a great day and... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Spent a nice afternoon walking many of the island's trails and taking in the beauty of this part of Florida. Out near the shell mounds there is a neat swamp area and armadillo's can be seen scurrying through the woods. There is a little island shop, museum, and clean bathroom facilities when you first get off the ferry. Great place... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Can only get to this park by boat. You park and wait for small boat to pick you up and take you across, or you can take your own boat. Has play ground for the kids, picnic tables and grills. Hiking trails into the woods. Kayak rentals.

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Hurlach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We spent two nights in the Hontoon Island state Park in a cabin. We are a party of five, two kids (2,4) and three adults. The cabins offer a lot of space and are well equipped. We had a great time at the campfire and the playground. A tour with the canoe was also a special event. Our children enjoyed... More 

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