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Hontoon Island State Park

 About Hontoon Island State Park

Heron perched on a log in the fog. Photo by Murphey.


Mike Hayes


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.


Hontoon Island State Park has added daytime, first come, first served rental bikes for use on the island. The fleet includes two men’s adult, two woman’s adult, one adult three wheeler, one boy’s, and one girl’s bike. You may still bring your own bicycles and ride over five miles of service roads in the center of the park.


Half day and full day canoe and kayak rentals are available on a first come, first served basis at Hontoon Island. Enjoy a float into the real Florida or circumvent the island for a true adventure.


Enjoy the three mile round trip hiking trail that leads to a large Indian mound. 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.





The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo The Green Lodging Logo Trail of Florida's Indian Heritage Logo


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.