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Hontoon Island State Park

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Bring a Picnic

Fun to ride the Ferry over, you can camp, and they have cabins you can rent. Hike around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stuart, Florida
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Great state park

Really nice park to visit. You can hike or rent a bike. Really worth a visit. We did 2 hikes over... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mechelen, Belgium
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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ferry ride”(19 reviews)
“free ferry”(10 reviews)
“hiking trails”(14 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to ride the Ferry over, you can camp, and they have cabins you can rent. Hike around the island, have a picnic, enjoy beautiful, unspoiled nature. Kids love it, too! Oh and to make it even better, it’s free!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 34657Katie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice park to visit. You can hike or rent a bike. Really worth a visit. We did 2 hikes over there and did see turtle, snakes, lots of birds and so on.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bartjejans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a church men's retreat with probably just under 100 guys. The cabins and tent sites met our needs perfectly. Trash pick-up was on a regular schedule, and the restrooms were well stocked, and kept clean. I enjoyed the trails and nature, while other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Curious29587817585
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here over night in our tiny houseboat. Really enjoyed waking up to the wildlife. This is a beautiful park and the showers were perfect!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bobbi H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had a fun day meeting friends for an old fashion picnic. The children played on the playground, we watched hikers come & go, the fishermen & boaters were all around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank debbiemajouejones
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Hontoon Park is a great local spot in a natural setting. A free ferry boat takes you across the water from the parking area to the island park. The ferry only transports up to six people at a time, so there may be a wait...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed September 3, 2018

They have only one ferry taking people across the water. Only 6 passengers each way. So you have a long wait both ways. Just not great for getting to an from. We had to split up because of the 6 passenger rule and wait for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary D
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to sit back and relax. Wasnt very crowded or hot. Boat ride to island was pleasant. Overall very positive experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is like no place else - the walking trails are beautiful and you feel like you are alone on the planet.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pamacker6779
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Took my Grand Daughter here not much to do but she loved the Ferry ride and the playground. The hicking trails were well maintaned. We spent a very enjoyable afterneen there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard L
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October 15, 2018|
Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
I can not answer that I did not stay over night at the park I have family in town. In all honesty I did not even see any cabins there'
August 4, 2018|
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May 31, 2018|
Response from cudrow | Reviewed this property |
Yes I saw dogs riding the ferry.