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Hontoon Island State Park

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Great place to sit back and relax. Wasnt very crowded or hot. Boat ride to island was pleasant... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
David E
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DeLand, Florida
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Awe Inspiring

It is like no place else - the walking trails are beautiful and you feel like you are alone on the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
pamacker6779
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DeLand, Florida
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“free ferry”(9 reviews)
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2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have only one ferry taking people across the water. Only 6 passengers each way. So you have a long wait both ways. Just not great for getting to an from. We had to split up because of the 6 passenger rule and wait for...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to sit back and relax. Wasnt very crowded or hot. Boat ride to island was pleasant. Overall very positive experience.

Thank David E
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is like no place else - the walking trails are beautiful and you feel like you are alone on the planet.

Thank pamacker6779
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Took my Grand Daughter here not much to do but she loved the Ferry ride and the playground. The hicking trails were well maintaned. We spent a very enjoyable afterneen there.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Had a very good lunch at the Dockside Deli then took the boat tour for a relaxing, educational tour.

Thank ahbshop50
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is truly an island and the only way to get there is via boat. The park provides a free boat ride to the island. There are no specific schedules as they just go back and forth as needed. It is a quick ride that...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Short ferry ride to get to the park on foot the rest of the way. Stop at Visitor Center for the video of the early history of the park. 4 mile Hammock Nature Trail is worth the walk to the Indian Shell Mound. Nice picnic...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Many hiking trails here to enjoy. Cabins for rent along with canoes, kayaks and bikes. Best pinnic grounds on the river, play ground for the kids, restrooms, a small sovereign store and a historic museum.

Thank maryann2400
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We docked here for one night to relax, unwind and get a hot shower after being in the backwaters for three days. It was perfect . 20 bucks and totally worth it. Showers and restrooms were clean and accessible. Rangers were friendly and helped with...More

Thank cudrow
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, rustic park...ideal for fishing, hiking, picnics and watching wildlife. Very quiet and low key.

Thank DORIS H
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richa7777
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Morris2669
May 31, 2018|
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Response from cudrow | Reviewed this property |
Yes I saw dogs riding the ferry.
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dvent1
May 22, 2018|
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Response from cudrow | Reviewed this property |
In the park, we saw several dogs, all on leashes. I do not know about inside the cabins.
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