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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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Hiking and Camping

We were here just a few weeks ago (January 2016) and used the walking trails. A nice little ferry takes you across a short expanse of water in less than 5 minutes. Friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Teauteau
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here just a few weeks ago (January 2016) and used the walking trails. A nice little ferry takes you across a short expanse of water in less than 5 minutes. Friendly people. Reminds me of the Florida 30 years ago. The park is free and there are camping facilities, fishing and boating. Very close to Deland, Deltona, Orange... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hontoon Island is a cute little park near Deland. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. After taking a free ferry to the island staff help load the van and will take you over to the campsite which is about half a mile away. The sites are a bit close together but it isn't too bad if you are new... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are HUGE fans of Florida State parks. So, when in the DeLand area, it was a must to visit Hontoon SP. A 5 minute electric motor ferry ride take you to the park. Once in the park enjoy a hike around the island. About an hour of meandering. The park store has the essentials: water and ice cream bars.... More 

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

taking a free ferry to an island state park made my day! The park had bikes and kayaks for rent in a spectacular setting on the St. Johns river.

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Port Orange
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

How fun is it to ferry across the St John River & walk in the footsteps of original FL Indians on this gorgeous, wild island. Small wildlife museum is informative. There is a small dockage, store, picnic area & camp cabins. The real Florida. ..

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Truly a great place for family and friends, such friendly and knowledgeable staffing, camping is amazing the cabins are rustic but comfortable Fishing is anazing, trails are wonderful just an all around great place and good times for families

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Our granddaughters were visiting from Ohio and we wanted to take them on a boat ride to see alligators. We rented a pontoon boat for four hours one morning. Rental rates here are very reasonable and the boats are very clean and nice. We took snacks and water and spent a delightful morning cruising north and south on the St... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It is a fun place to spend the day. nothing is as much fun as hitting up a state park to spend the day in the great outdoors.

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Marianna, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We took our grandson for a little fishing during our visit. The park rangers are very informative. On the ferry ride over they gave a brief layout of the park. I enjoyed the visitor center, which gave the history of the park. My grandson opted not to fish for the playground. He spent well over a hour playing.

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Thank shores850
deland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

It's fun just to take the free ferry ride to the island for the afternoon . You can hike some trails and there are plenty of picnic tables for a nice relaxing lunch . Enjoy the wildlife on the island and you'll probably see some Manatees from shore or the on the ferry ride .

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