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Hontoon Island State Park

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Address: 2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
Phone Number: (386)736-5309
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Awesome island getaway

You take a short trip by ferry boat from the parking lot to the island. The park is maintained by donations. Tent and cabin camping. $30 for small cabin for 4 or $35 for more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Christmas, Florida
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Christmas, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You take a short trip by ferry boat from the parking lot to the island. The park is maintained by donations. Tent and cabin camping. $30 for small cabin for 4 or $35 for more people. No pets allowed in cabins but acceptable for tent camping. Small island history museum and gift shop. Has a few hiking trails and a... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hontoon Island is a small state park, well hidden, primarily primitive, free and well worth the trip. I live near here and it's a favorite for taking visitors. There are nearby marinas where rental watercraft can be used to explore Lake Beresford and the St. Johns river. There are always many varieties of birds, including a wood stork rookery, and... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Quite a long drive from the center of DeLand. There is a simple entrance (you must boat across the river to get there), but a beautiful park inside. Make sure to view the visitor center as well.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This state park is unique in that it’s in an island and you have to take a short ferry ride to get to it. The island is right there so it takes no more than a about a minute or two to get there. We took one of the trails and after about 15 minutes of walking through the woods,... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This can be a fun day of exploring. You can hike, camp, or cabin here. No swimming though, the place is popular for gators too. I will say the squirrels are ablittle too friendly. If you aren't careful they will take you food right off the picnic table.

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Thank James S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The "ferry" across the river is basically just a pontoon boat, but it's well-captained and convenient. Once on the island, there's camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and kayak/canoe rentals. Or, you can just chill under a tree and eat lunch.

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FLORIDA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

You can staya t Hontoon Island resort and take the river across the river to Hontoon State Park where you can spend a wonderful day relaxing in a wonderful park. This is a very relaxing place to be with you special friend. I would recommend this as a perfect park.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a very enjoyable place to visit. We did not get to finish our walk because our daughter was scared of the bugs flying around. But we very much enjoyed the tranquility of this place.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

If you need a pool, or a place to swim count that out. We went with three other families and it was a great way to bond. We packed way too much stuff, and took our gas grill which wasn't needed at all. It was much funner to cook on the grill pit provided. We took plenty of mosquito repellant... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

free ferry boat ride, camp sites, trails, u can bring ur bike on ferry and bike around. playground, fishing, alligators by dock, concessions, nice little morning outing with kids!

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