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Hontoon Island State Park

2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
+1 386-736-5309
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Had a very good lunch at the Dockside Deli then took the boat tour for a relaxing, educational tour.

Reviewed 6 days ago
ahbshop50
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Neat park with very friendly park staff

This is truly an island and the only way to get there is via boat. The park provides a free boat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aggsys
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“ferry ride” (18 reviews)
“free ferry” (9 reviews)
“hiking trails” (13 reviews)
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2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
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+1 386-736-5309
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"ferry ride"
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"free ferry"
in 9 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 13 reviews
"ranger station"
in 7 reviews
"small ferry"
in 4 reviews
"real florida"
in 11 reviews
"camping facilities"
in 6 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 4 reviews
"overnight camping"
in 3 reviews
"john's river"
in 9 reviews
"main trail"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful forest"
in 3 reviews
"plenty of picnic tables"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
in 8 reviews
"short ferry"
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"camp store"
in 5 reviews
"nice playground"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a very good lunch at the Dockside Deli then took the boat tour for a relaxing, educational tour.

Thank ahbshop50
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly an island and the only way to get there is via boat. The park provides a free boat ride to the island. There are no specific schedules as they just go back and forth as needed. It is a quick ride that...More

Thank aggsys
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short ferry ride to get to the park on foot the rest of the way. Stop at Visitor Center for the video of the early history of the park. 4 mile Hammock Nature Trail is worth the walk to the Indian Shell Mound. Nice picnic...More

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Many hiking trails here to enjoy. Cabins for rent along with canoes, kayaks and bikes. Best pinnic grounds on the river, play ground for the kids, restrooms, a small sovereign store and a historic museum.

Thank maryann2400
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We docked here for one night to relax, unwind and get a hot shower after being in the backwaters for three days. It was perfect . 20 bucks and totally worth it. Showers and restrooms were clean and accessible. Rangers were friendly and helped with...More

Thank cudrow
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, rustic park...ideal for fishing, hiking, picnics and watching wildlife. Very quiet and low key.

Thank DORIS H
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Great Park to visit. Your adventure starts out with a water taxi that crosses you over to the island, the only way you can get there. Once you are there they give you a map of the park and you proceeded to walk through a...More

Thank nancysantos33143
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

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

2  Thank Magdalena C
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Gennifer D
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Reviewed January 4, 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

2  Thank gogators52
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Morris2669
May 31, 2018|
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Response from cudrow | Reviewed this property |
Yes I saw dogs riding the ferry.
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dvent1
May 22, 2018|
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Response from cudrow | Reviewed this property |
In the park, we saw several dogs, all on leashes. I do not know about inside the cabins.
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Valerie J
April 19, 2018|
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Response from DORIS H | Reviewed this property |
I did not see rentals as part of the park offerings.
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