Hontoon Island State Park

Over the centuries, discarded snail shells from the Precolumbian Indians accumulated to form the two large mounds that are visible today. A replica of a large owl totem and a frog/otter, carved by Indians over 6,000 years ago stands in the picnic area. The scenery of the island varies with the elevation. Pine flatwoods occur on the higher areas, while palm/oak hammocks, cypress swamps and marshes border the St. Johns River and its tributaries. Wildlife is abundant and diverse.


Accommodation Type



Bicycle Trails, Bicycling, Birding, Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking


Boat Dock, Boat Dock, Covered Pavilion, Gift Shop, Parking, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Playground, Tackle, Vending machines

Average Visit Time

2 - 3 hours

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Picnic Tables, Handicapped Parking, Ramps, Wheelchair-friendly

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Hours of Operation

Hours: Ferries run 8 a.m. - one hour before sunset., Open Year-Round