Hontoon Island State Park, Florida
6th November, 2016
One of only a dozen or so of Florida’s 174 State Parks that I have been able to reach more than once is the secluded and secretive Hontoon Island.
Located near Deland, or about halfway in between Orlando and Daytona Beach, this park is only accessible by boat. So if you don’t have a boat to get there, sorry, you are screwed.
Not to worry, as the park offers a “ferry” to help you cross the St. Johns River and reach the island park. The cost of the ferry is free and the ride lasts for about three minutes.
Also, this is one of the few parks that does not charge for admission either. I do encourage you to donate however to help support the park, as every dollar helps.