Hontoon Island State Park
About Hontoon Island State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Make your cabin and tent site reservations now and stay with us for a few days. When you plan your visit make sure to include a supply of sunscreen and insect repellent. While visiting or camping be sure to drink extra fluids to keep yourself hydrated. And although biting insect's numbers seem lower this year visitors should be prepared for them. A little forethought and preparation can make your visit much more enjoyable.
Tent pads can be found on sites 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10. These were the sites that puddled and stayed wet the longest. Now you can set your tent up on a 16'X16' sand filled, elevated platform and stay drier.
2 hour and full day canoe and kayak rentals are available on a first come, first served basis at Hontoon Island. Enjoy the three mile round trip hiking trail that leads to a large Indian mound. Bring your bicycles and ride over five miles of service roads in the center of the park. A trip to Hontoon Island is not complete until you spend a few minutes in the museum and Island store. The ferry, which brings you from the parking area to the island runs from 8:00 a.m. until one hour before sunset. There is no formal charge for park entry or the ferry ride although donations are gladly accepted. Tent camping and rustic cabins are open year around. Check with Reserve America (1-800-326-3521) for availability.
Hontoon Island is located west of DeLand off of State Road 44. Turn on County Road 4110 (Old New York Ave.), left if you are traveling west on 44, right if you are traveling east on 44. Follow County Road 4110 to County Road 4125 (Hontoon Road) make a left, go to River Ridge Road (continuation of County Road 4125) and make a left on to River Ridge Road. Our address is 2309 River Ridge Road.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Hontoon Island Foundation CSO, Inc.
- 2309 River Ridge Road, Deland, FL 32720, (386) 736-5309
President: Dick Neusch