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Hontoon Island State Park

2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
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We spent 3 wonderful days houseboating in the area in spring and had a wonderful experience.Great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Miami, Florida

Great park on the St Johns to visit by boat. Free docks & clean restrooms. Snack bar store and a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Michelle M
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“free ferry” (9 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 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 19 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
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

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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.