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FREEDIVE FEST™

April 20th-23rd, 2023

$185/Diver Tickets Limited To 18 Divers

No Freedive Certification…No Problem!

Our 4-Day Festival Ticket Includes:

3 Nights Of Cabin Camping At Hontoon Island State Park (4/20-4/23)

Apnea Workshops, T-Shirt, Raffle & Cookout

Event Outline:

April 20th

4:00pm Check-Into Your Cabin

Take Time To Settle-In, Relax & Explore the Island!

7:00pm Group Fire Meet & Greet

April 21st

9:30am Yoga/Breath-Work & Visualization With Ryan Rush

10:30am-ish Morning Dive At Blue Springs

5:00pm Cookout & Group Fire

April 22nd

10:00am Packing & Variable Diving Workshop With Ryan Rush

3:00pm Afternoon Dive Blue Springs

7:00pm Group Fire & Night Shore Swim/Dive

April 23rd

10:30am Checkout

Hontoon Island State Park is a 1,648-acre Florida State Park located on Hontoon Island between the St. Johns River and the Hontoon Dead River in Volusia County. It is six miles west of DeLand, off SR 44, and can only be reached by boat or park-operated passenger ferry. No motorized vehicles, other than wheelchairs, are allowed to be brought onto the island and there is no swimming. The island has pine flatwoods, palm and oak hammocks, bald cypress swamps and marshes. Hontoon Island is surrounded by the St. Johns River, the Hontoon Dead River, and Snake Creek.

A park ferry is available to transport you across the St. Johns River to your island destination. Unload your belongings and hop in one of our vans and enjoy your trip to the cabins. Each cabin on Hontoon Island is equipped with a ceiling fan, one electrical outlet, bunk beds, and a screened-in porch with tables and chairs. A water faucet, picnic table and grill are available outside the cabins. Primitive tent sites also are available. Enjoy hiking or kayaking by day and roasting s’mores by night! 

  • The camping area is located 0.3 of a mile from the ferry dock, concession and ranger station. The concession has ice, firewood, snacks and souvenirs for sale.

Bring Your Boat, SUP & Kayaks!!!

Dive Flag and Float Provided

3mm Open Cell Wetsuit Recommended

Always Dive With A Buddy

Directions:
Located west of DeLand
off of State Road 44. Follow County
Road 4110, Make a left on to
Hontoon Road, then make a left on
to River Ridge Road, arriving at
2309 River Ridge Road

Accessible by private boat or the park provided
ferry, Hontoon Island State Park offers a quiet
retreat on the St. Johns River in Volusia County.
Explore the park on a bicycle or hike the 3-mile
round trip self-guided trail that begins at the
Ranger Station and follows the Hontoon Dead
River to the large shell mound at the southwest
corner of the island.
Go on an adventure around the island by canoe or
kayak. Either may be rented at the Island Store,
which also sells camping items, souvenirs, drinks
and ice cream.
Bring a picnic lunch. A playground with swings will
keep the children entertained. Picnic tables and
cooking grills are available. One pavilion with a
large grill is available, first come- first served.
Largemouth bass, bluegills and speckled perch
are good catches along the banks of the St. Johns
River.
Campers enjoy the primitive campground with 12
tent sites in the shady hammock. Each site
features a picnic table, ground grill and water.
Boat slips are available for overnight boat camping.
There are six rustic cabins for rent. Each one room
cabin has bunk beds, a ceiling fan, overhead
lighting and one electrical outlet. Each cabin has a
screened porch with table and chairs. Picnic tables
and ground grills are outside. A community bath
house is available to all overnight visitors. Bring
your own linens.

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