National Parks / Natural World

Hontoon Island State Park Deland

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Hontoon Island State Park
2309 River Ridge Road
Deland
FL
32720
Tel: 386-736-5309

Directions

Located six miles west of Deland off State Road 44.

Where are we going today?

This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of years can be witnessed as visitors hike through the park. Stop in and walk through the impressive visitor center to learn more about the many inhabitants and uses of Hontoon Island over the years. Boating, canoeing, and fishing are popular activities and canoe rentals are available. Picnic areas include tables, grills, and a playground. For overnight stays, the park has rustic cabins, an enclosed sleeping space with electricity, no heat, air conditioning, bathrooms, or kitchens. Overnight boat slip rentals and a tents' only campground are also available. The park's ferry operates daily from 8:00 a.m. to one hour before sunset.
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    We stayed in one of the cabins this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The park staff couldn't be more helpful or friendly. Park Services Manager Ken went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. The campground is clean and the park is just beautiful. We will definitely be going back!

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    You get there, get all your stuff on the dock. They ferry you over to the actual island. You check in, load up the van, and make the 4/10th of a mile trip to the campground. Very streamline process. Each site has running water, and the bathrooms are very clean, and have hot water. The trails are very well kept as well. The staff are ridiculously nice, they showed us videos and pictures of wildlife and told us all the history of the island. They don't look through your cooler for alcohol or anything and they really don't care you have it, just don't...Read More

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    This is a very nice place to take the family for a nice outdoor adventure, many beautiful sights to see.

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    Great place for a family adventure! Pack a lunch and clear your day.

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    I LOVED it!!!

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by Alex S

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You get there, get all your stuff on the dock. They ferry you over to the actual island. You check in, load up the van, and make the 4/10th of a mile trip to the campground. Very streamline process. Each site has running water, and the bathrooms are very clean, and have hot water. The trails are very well kept as well. The staff are ridiculously nice, they showed us videos and pictures of wildlife and told us all the history of the island. They don't look through your cooler for alcohol or anything and they really don't care you have it, just don't get rowdy and they won't do anything about it, really kept to themselves for the most part. Would highly recommend.

The Weather

Wednesday

Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm
Temp: 90° F / 32° C
Humidity: 88 %
Wind: WSW - 0 MPH

Thursday

Conditions: Thunderstorm
Temp: 87° F / 31° C
Humidity: 75 %
Wind: SW - 10 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm
Temp: 88° F / 31° C
Humidity: 74 %
Wind: SSW - 7 MPH

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