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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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Favorite childhood memories!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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DeLand, Florida
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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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Melbourne Beach
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Hontoon Island State Park

Address: 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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