SN: 115139 - 2020 / Y0549

REOPENED - Hontoon Island State Park is currently operating - leave time for the ferry ride!

One of our "hidden gems" and a former home to the Timucans, a native tribe in Florida! Island is within the St. John's River. Can be wet/muddy - wear hiking shoes!

what is the event

Hontoon Island State Park Year Round Event Walk

Year Round Walk

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5 min. ferry ride to the island!
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Walk Box kept in the Store
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Follow signs for "FVA" 5 or 10 km
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Happy Wanderers returning from the woods!
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where is the event

DeLand, Florida

The address/location for the physical start box (PSB) is as follows:

Hontoon Island State Park Administration Buildings

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Wed, Jan 1st, 2020 to Dec 31st, 2020

Start box available: Park open daily 8AM to sundown.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Walking the USA A - Z

Long description

The park opens at 8 a.m. Trail is rated 2B, is not suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. The island is accessible only by private boat or free park ferry.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5 & 10km, Rating: 2B

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: None

Wheelchairs: None

Comments

Route is on park trails that are 40% shaded. The hills on the nature trail are shell mounds left from the Park's first inhabitants, the Timucuan Indians.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

2309 River Ridge Rd. 386-736-5309. From I-4 take exit 118; SR 44 west about 7 miles thru DeLand; bear left on CR 4110 for 1.9 miles; left on CR 4125 for 3.4 miles. Turn left into the Hontoon Island State Park parking lot. Walk to the nearby boat dock. The ferry will come for you as soon as the captain sees you waiting. After exiting the ferry boat, walk to the buildings near the landing. There is no fee for either the short ferry ride, or entry into the state park. Please inform the boat captain or a ranger at the buildings that you are a Volksmarcher who needs the walk-box. The box is located in the office to the right of the park store, but the park staff has requested that walkers ask for the box before entering that door.

event sponsor

Happy Wanderers

Event website: www.happywanderersfl.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.