TEMPORARILY CLOSED - The ferry to the island remains out-of-service due to the impact of TS IAN & NICOLE.
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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Hontoon Island State Park Year Round Event Walk
Year Round Walk
SN: 122349 - 2023 / Y0549
From Sun, Jan 1st, 2023 to Dec 31st, 2023
Start box available: Park open daily 8AM to sundown.
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.
CC: Volusia County
Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.
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.
Rating: 2B, Distance: 5, 10km
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: 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 Park Ranger's office.
Maps phrase and directions link
The address / location has not been set.
Happy Wanderers (AVA-0717)
Event website: www.happywanderersfl.org
Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.