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(28.976265,-81.35696)
 

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Mission Statement

To provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.

Description

Hontoon Island State Park is 1648 acres of the Real Florida located on the St. Johns River in DeLand. The park is home to several Native American shell middens and artifacts that were left behind by the Mayaca tribe. With 3 miles of hiking trails and over 8 miles of bicycle trails, there is plenty to see on the island! Rent one of our canoes, kayaks, or bicycles to be able to better explore Hontoon! We also have 12 tent sites, 6 rustic cabins, and a youth group area for camping. The only way to access the island is by ferry or private boat. Near the ferry dock, you will find the ranger station, visitor center, island store, and boat docks. Lastly, our day use area is equipped with picnic tables, barbeque grills, a playground, a pavilion, and plenty of great spots for fishing!

Hontoon Island heavily relies on the help of volunteers to support our park. You, your family or service organization can participate by donating your time and efforts to this little piece of paradise! See position listings and contact info for more information on how you can become a volunteer.

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