We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hontoon Island State Park

2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
Review Highlights
Beautiful park!

We visited Hontoon Island this past week and enjoyed our hike around the island. We loved the free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tammy G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Small but interesting

Took the free ferry to the Island State Park. Was glad it was free as visitor's center very small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Fl
via mobile
Read all 199 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“ferry ride” (16 reviews)
“free ferry” (8 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (12 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
Write a Review
Reviews (199)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hontoon Island this past week and enjoyed our hike around the island. We loved the free ferry ride to the island, even though it was brief. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the island and friendly. Our biggest disappointment was not seeing any...More

Thank Tammy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the free ferry to the Island State Park. Was glad it was free as visitor's center very small but somewhat interesting. Too hot to hike the trails. Will return when the weather is cooler.

Thank Monicajax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is lovely. It has picnic tables, a great playground, and a bonus ferry ride to reach it. Our grandson was particularly impressed by this.

Thank jhannick
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry over, a short ride with all of our gear packed in the wheelbarrow the Park provided. Check in was easy, we were taken to our cabin quickly by van. It's easy to see this park is run by people who care...More

1  Thank Susan44444
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Take advantage of all the state parks of Florida have to offer - this one is free (including the ferry ride!). My wife and I spent a little over an hour here, could have spent much more. Get a bike and ride the island road,...More

1  Thank marcobob50
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

We were trying to go the Blue Springs National Park this morning, but they were temporary closed since they only have access for so many cars. So the Ranger gave us the tip to visit Hontoon Island. It was only 18 min away from there....More

2  Thank velofrau
Reviewed April 27, 2017

The park is very well cared for. The staff and volunteers are friendly. The camping area is small, but the cabins are situated with enough space in between them that are not disturbed by the other campers. A few trails to hike (but we did...More

Thank Southbound39
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Went with our 3 grandkids for the day and had a great time. the boat ride to the island was great, The grandkids love it.

Thank jamesthebig
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I was only there for a short visit and took a walk along the dirt road. It was peaceful and quiet. There are more trails but my arthritis did not permit me to walk farther. The small visitor center had several interesting displays and should...More

Thank WomanWanderer
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

My family and I love Hontooon Island! The staff are knowledgeable, kind and courteous. The store has just about anything you could possibly need from water, to firewood, to even marshmallows. We took our 2yo camping on her 1st overnight adventure here in March. The...More

Thank tnchelton
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Laspada's Original
72 reviews
3.62 miles away
Emmy's Time Out Tavern
242 reviews
3.39 miles away
Tropi Shack
56 reviews
3.64 miles away
Angelina's Pizzeria
138 reviews
3.55 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Blue Spring State Park
1,444 reviews
2.05 miles away
Central Florida Nature Adventures
162 reviews
2.37 miles away
Stetson Mansion
2,683 reviews
3.95 miles away
St John River Cruises
120 reviews
2.10 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jane S
February 16, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from candid1008 | Reviewed this property |
Just a snack bar. You can find the address on google search
Jamie S
December 22, 2016|
Response from candid1008 | Reviewed this property |
I was just someone on vacation, please contact them
Melissa W
December 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 321pauline | Reviewed this property |
The island is beautiful and the trails can be walked but I've never seen anyone with a bike. Certainly some trails can be a bit wet.