Week 13: Hontoon Island State Park Review
Being out in nature is the best therapy for getting rid of stress and relaxing the mind and body from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Our trip to the Hontoon Island State Park was so enjoyable. It is accessible by pontoon boat from the parking lot. Our Ranger was so nice and informative so we were more than happy to give a donation for his hard work.
There is a picnic area for families as well as a playground for the kiddies. There is a nice nature trail that goes around the island. You reach a tower where you can climb the 100 plus steps to the top and see out over the woods below.
We enjoyed a picnic lunch inside the museum in the cool a/c as we sat and watched the history of the island recorded on video.
They also have a little store selling food and souvenirs and next to that is the park Ranger’s office. It is a nice day trip for the whole family.
The park is located in Volusia county, Florida on the Saint Johns River basin.
Why not plan a trip the next time you are in Florida. If, you already live in Florida make it a place to see on your next weekend vacation. You’ll be happy you did.