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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pleasanton, California
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DeLand, Florida
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Orlando, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Several years ago, I took my son on what I thought was going to be a great day at a nice park. We took the ferry over to Hontoon Island. Ferry ride, first rate, great start. Packed a picnic lunch and play at the park, still a great day... Where I went wrong was I took him on the nature... More 

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