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Hontoon Island State Park, DeLand
(4.5/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
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  • You will probably need a GPS to find the landing where the ferry picks you up, but it is worth it. You get a little pontoon boat ride (electric solar powered) across the St. John's River then the whol...  more »
  • What a find. A short boat trip across to the island and then loads of trails to walk. We saw loads of wildlife and the facilities are all clean. The warden was so informative and answered all our ques...  more »
  • Great spot for fishing, hiking, play park and the kids loved the ferry ride to and from the island. All volunteers and staff were really helpful and informative. We had a really great time here 2 days...  more »
  • Nice area to walk. Couldn't get thru alot of trails due to it being muddy from rain. Trails are unmarked so a good chance of getting lost once you get in too deep. Otherwise nice place. Great picnic area.
  • Beautiful trails. One easy going and the other more moderate and interesting. The moderate hiking trail has lots of spiders and a smaller foot path that is sometimes muddy and mostly in the shade. One tick ran up my leg and I removed it before it decided to stay. There is a ferry that takes you there and back for free but does ask for donations. Has a playground for kids and is dog friendly.
  • I've been here twice and hope to go again. Free boat ride, great play ground for kids, and nice little shop with some ice cream. I really haven't explored the island much. Both times I've been there is just to stop and rest while on a road trip. If you are near by, check it out. I hope to camp there some day.
  • Great nature trails. Cabin and tent camping.
  • Boat ride over - only 6 at a time so of you have a big group it takes a bit. Small playground. A few pavilions. Hiking trails are nice.