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Hontoon Island State Park Indian Mound Nature Trail

DeLand, Florida

Hontoon Island State Park Indian Mound Nature Trail

Hontoon Island State Park: Indian Mound Nature Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hontoon may not be Robinson Crusoe’s island, but in the mushrooming central Florida region, it’s the next best thing. Hontoon Island has no land access—visitors arrive by boat. The Park Service provides free ferry service, every fifteen minutes, across the narrow river channel separating the 1,650-acre park from the mainland. Just stand on the dock to attract the boatman’s attention. The ferry, which runs from 8:00 a.m. until one hour before sunset, is large enough to carry just people, no cars. The only motorized vehicles on the island belong to park personnel.

The island’s featured hike, the Indian Mound Nature Trail, leads to a huge Indian shell midden made from tiny snail shells, left by generations of Timucuan Indians, who hunted and fished here for perhaps as long as 3,000 years."

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Trail Information

DeLand
Nearby City
3.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Hontoon Island State Park
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