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Hontoon Island State Park

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Address: 2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
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+1 386-736-5309
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Good Activity in DeLand

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 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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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DeLand, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Took my girlfriends grand daughters there to play on the swings etc. THEY love the boat ride over. The little museum is nice for kids and adults to see some of the wildlife and history there.

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