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Hontoon Island State Park

2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
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Piece of paradise

We discovered this piece of paradise 'by mistake'! We parked our car and took a little ferry over... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Magdalena C
Acworth, Georgia
Very nice!

Beautiful park on the St John's river, nice family spot, we enjoy bringing the grandchildren here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gennifer D
DeLand, Florida
via mobile
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ferry ride” (19 reviews)
“free ferry” (9 reviews)
“hiking trails” (12 reviews)
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2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this piece of paradise 'by mistake'! We parked our car and took a little ferry over to the island. It is only a 5 minutes ride. Everything is free, ferry ride and entrance to the park. We walked on the main trail all...More

Thank Magdalena C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park on the St John's river, nice family spot, we enjoy bringing the grandchildren here to play.

Thank Gennifer D
Reviewed 4 January 2018

As part of their Christmas gift, my husband and I rented a cabin here on the Island for our grandkids ages 12, 10 and 7. The ferry ride over was just the beginning of a grand experience for us all! Check in was easy and...More

1  Thank gogators52
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We spent 3 wonderful days houseboating in the area in spring and had a wonderful experience.Great fishing, beautiful springs with crystal clear cold water to swim in in the area. only thing along the river is some of the "beaches" are really local and not...More

Thank Beachbum101sos
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great park on the St Johns to visit by boat. Free docks & clean restrooms. Snack bar store and a small museum. Lots of fun & a great place to walk your dog when you are on the river. They have camping & cabins available...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My sister and I took our boys the weekend before Christmas and loved staying in the cabin. Park rangers are great and transport your gear to your site after bringing it over on the ferry. It was not a cellular dead zone (I was hoping...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I loved the park and the boat trip to see natural Florida, our guide was excellent and very informative!

Thank patk105
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 18 July 2017

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
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Jane S
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
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.