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Hontoon Island State Park

2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
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Great State Park

Take advantage of all the state parks of Florida have to offer - this one is free (including the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marco Island, Florida
Trip to the jungle

We were trying to go the Blue Springs National Park this morning, but they were temporary closed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ferry ride” (15 reviews)
“free ferry” (8 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

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

Thank marcobob50
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank velofrau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 10 April 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 10 April 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We took a short ferry boat ride from the parking lot across the river to the island. The ferry ride and entrance to the park is free, but they take donations to make improvements to the park. We took an enjoyable 3 mile hike on...More

Thank WanderingWolffie
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Hontoon Island is accessible by a small ferry boat from a very small parking lot. Make sure you are going at a time when it campers are not checking in/out or you could be stuck for a very long time waiting for the ferry. The...More

Thank DailyMantra
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A little off the beaten path but well worth it. Camping facilities seem nice, although we haven't stayed in them. Trail were well marked, and maintained. Offered a nice chance to see a little of untouched Florida. Even a bit of a history lesson if...More

Thank QQNonRev
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Only accessible by boat, or a quick ferry ride from the parking lot, this place is a treasure. Partly because the crowds arent here, or at least it FEELS pristine. There is a nice pavilion for rental, large playground and plenty of picnic tables and...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Joseph B
Is there a restaurant on site and what is the exact address?
16 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
How much are they rentals for bikes, kayaks, boats from there park ? Do they have kid bikes ?
22 December 2016|
Response from candid1008 | Reviewed this property |
I was just someone on vacation, please contact them
Melissa W
Are there places to ride bicycles? If so can I bring my bike on the ferry?
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.