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Hontoon Island State Park

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We found this lovely park by accident after visiting Deland railway station. What a beautiful place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilson;Mrs.lind... W
Bangor, United Kingdom
Small and Peaceful

This is a charming place for a family picnic or for some peaceful contemplation. The small boat... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Lady Lake, Florida
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“free ferry”(10 reviews)
“hiking trails”(14 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this lovely park by accident after visiting Deland railway station. What a beautiful place to be. We travelled over to the park by ferry and seemed to be the only people there, apart from the very friendly rangers. There is a trail to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wilson;Mrs.lind... W
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This is a charming place for a family picnic or for some peaceful contemplation. The small boat ride from the parking spot to the island is brief but enjoyable. I have not had an opportunity to spend any time in the camping areas on site,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bluemisha
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Spent a lovely few hours trecking round this park, I only wish that I'd had more time free to complete the full trail. Lovely and peacful walk with plenty of wildlife on display, a fun little boat ride across to the island too - just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 28 November 2018 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 28 November 2018

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 13 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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 2 October 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
1  Thank debbiemajouejones
Reviewed 2 October 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 3 September 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
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16 October 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'
4 August 2018|
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31 May 2018|
Response from cudrow | Reviewed this property |
Yes I saw dogs riding the ferry.