Hontoon Island State Park
Hontoon Island State Park is open for day use. Amenities include the picnic area, restroom, playground and boat dock. The ferry service is not available. Some areas remain closed, so please adhere to all posted signs and avoid closed areas. For additional information, please contact the ranger station.
Welcome to Hontoon Island State Park
Located on the St. Johns River, we welcome visitors to enjoy nature, recreation and history.
Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of years can be witnessed as visitors hike through the park. Walk through the impressive visitor center to learn more about the many inhabitants and uses of Hontoon Island over the years. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry.
Paddling, fishing, hiking, biking and camping are popular activities. Canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals are available from the island store. Picnic areas include tables, grills and a playground.
Overnight boat slip rentals are available. The park's ferry operates daily from 8 a.m. to one hour before sunset. Hontoon Island is located six miles west of DeLand off State Road 44.
Plan Your Visit
Camping at Hontoon
Hontoon Island State Park Photo Gallery
History of the Mayaca at Hontoon Island
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