Hontoon Island State Park


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Hontoon Island State Park


Location:6 miles west of Deland, off SR 44; accessible only by private boat or park ferry.
Facilities:Youth group camp area, 12 primitive campsites (tent sites), 6 rustic cabins, bathhouses and showers (for campers only), restrooms (é), picnic area, pavilion, playground, overnight boat slips, canoe and kayak rental, nature trail, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Snails gathered from the shallows of the Saint Johns River were a staple food of the Timucuan Indians who first inhabited this island. Through the years, the discarded shells of the snails accumulated to form large mounds on the island, one of which can be viewed from the park's nature trail.
Address:2309 River Ridge Rd
DeLand, FL 32720

Phone:386-736-5309
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/hontoonisland
Size: 1,528 acres land; 120 acres water.

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