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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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DeLand, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I love to take visitors here, it gives them a look a Florida that isn't a theme park. The park staff are great and the boat ride is usually a pleasant surprise for my friends and family.

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Mainzer
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A free State Park, the only way to enter the park is by boat! They have a pontoon boat that takes you to the park.

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Central Florida
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Perfect place to have a picnic lunch. Park your car and take the ferry over to the island. Wonderful hiking trails and archaeological finds from the massive indian shell middens on display.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

My mother took me here every summer. For day trips, we would ride the ferry over (free of charge) and spend the day on the island. There is a playground, trails, boating, cabins and a small store. I also spend a week here with a youth group. We stayed in the cabins and hiked and canoed in the daytime. This... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The best kept secret Island. Beautiful surroundings. Park Rangers love their job, are extremely friendly and made our stay memorable. Facilities were clean, cabin worked perfect for us. We will return without a doubt. It was a very lovely experience since we love nature and respect all wild life.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great beach. Limited parking means fewer people. Very nice walking trail but we went on a holiday and the boat traffic in the channel was irritating and detracted from the atmosphere. It is likely quieter on a non-holiday.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Additional Information about Hontoon Island State Park

Address: 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand, FL 32720
Phone Number: (386)736-5309
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 am

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