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Hontoon Island State Park

2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
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A UNIQUE Florida park experience!

When you finally FIND it, tucked away down a residential road in the wilderness of West DeLand, you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick S
DeLand, Florida
Free boat shuttle

I enjoyed it, have a strong passion for the natural environment, this is not my favorite park but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DeLand, Florida
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“ferry ride” (17 reviews)
“free ferry” (9 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (12 reviews)
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2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you finally FIND it, tucked away down a residential road in the wilderness of West DeLand, you park your car and load onto a small FERRY (boat) that takes you across the river to the island! Full facilities include decent bathrooms, park grills and...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed it, have a strong passion for the natural environment, this is not my favorite park but it is worth checking out it your near by. Plus the free boat shuttle is a nice.

Thank maeganpta
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017 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 11 July 2017

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 23 May 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 16 May 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 14 May 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 27 April 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 27 April 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
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Jane S
17 February 2017|
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Response from candid1008 | Reviewed this property |
Just a snack bar. You can find the address on google search
Jamie S
22 December 2016|
Response from candid1008 | Reviewed this property |
I was just someone on vacation, please contact them
Melissa W
16 December 2016|
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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.