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.



Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing, Hiking


Boat Dock, Picnic Area, Playground, Playground

Average Visit Time

2 - 3 hours

Disabled Traveler Information

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

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing