Hontoon Island State Park

Accessible by private boat or the electric ferry, Hontoon Island State Park offers a quiet retreat on the St. Johns River in Volusia County. This 1,650-acre park has pine flatwoods, palm and oak hammocks, bald cypress swamps and marshes. Hontoon Island is surrounded by the St. Johns River, the Hontoon Dead River, and Snake Creek.

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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. Overnight boat slip rentals are also available. The park's ferry operates daily from 8:00 a.m. to one hour before sunset.


2309 River Ridge Rd DeLand, FL 32720
PHONE: (386) 736-5309
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
WEBSITE: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/hontoon-island


page information credit: Florida State Parks, * Hann, John H. (2003). Indians of Central and South Florida: 1513-1763. University Press of Florida. ISBN 0-8130-2645-8, floridahistorynetwork.com
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