2021

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!

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what is the event

Hontoon Island State Park Year Round Event Walk

Year Round Walk

SN: 117803 - 2021 / Y0549

when is the event

From Fri, Jan 1st, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021

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

where is the event

DeLand, Florida

The address/location to the Physical Start Box (PSB) for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Hontoon Island State Park

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

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

CC: Volusia County

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Event 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.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5 & 10km, Rating: 2B

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: None

Wheelchairs: None

Event information

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.

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 Park Ranger's office.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Hontoon Island State Park

event sponsor

Happy Wanderers (AVA-0717)

Event website: www.happywanderersfl.org

point of contact

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