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: 125701 - 2024 / Y0549

when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

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 DeLand, FL

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

Rating: 2B, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: No

Wheelchairs: No

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.


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 DeLand, FL

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.