2309 River Ridge Road (Only Accessible By Boat)
Deland, FL 32720-4302
By Water 28.974678, -81.357816
This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of years can be witnessed as visitors hike through the park. Stop in and walk through the impressive visitor center to learn more about the many inhabitants and uses of Hontoon Island over the years. Boating, canoeing, and fishing are popular activities and canoe rentals are available. Picnic areas include tables, grills, and a playground. Overnight boat slip rentals are also available. The park's ferry operates daily from 8:00 a.m. to one hour before sunset. Located six miles west of Deland off State Road 44
Hontoon Island State Park offers overnight boatslips, which are available on a "first come, first served basis" . Reservations are not required–advance reservations are not accepted.
Hontoon Island State Park offers 6 rustic cabins. Each one-room cabin has bunk beds with vinyl-covered mattresses, a ceiling fan, overhead lighting and one electrical outlet. In addition to a picnic table and ground grill, each cabin has a screened in porch with table and chairs. Visitors should provide their own linens and be aware that there are NO restroom facilities, cooking facilities, heating or air conditioning inside the cabins. Cooking is only permissible outside the cabin(s) in the ground grill, or on a personal camp stove. Restroom facilities are offered at a community bathhouse located in the center of the campground where they will find hot showers and flushable toilets.