Welcome to Hontoon Island State Park
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. 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 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.
2 hour 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.