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.