SN: 117803 - 2021 / 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!
Hontoon Island State Park Year Round Event Walk
Year Round Walk
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.
From Fri, Jan 1st, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021
Start box available: Park open daily 8AM to sundown.
Walking the USA A - Z
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.
Distance: 5 & 10km, Rating: 2B
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
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.
Happy Wanderers (AVA-0717)
Event website: www.happywanderersfl.org
Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.