Hontoon Island on Easter Week-end/Earthday Celebration too. Bring the kids.

Meet and camp at Hontoon Island on Friday and Saturday nights. Earthday is the 19th, activities are planned for the area by the Friends of Hontoon Island and the rangers too.

We also have an offer of a night time hike, and since this is a full moon  phase (the 15th, so that means it is about 3/4 and waning) this could be great fun as well.

Easter on the 20th.  From a Friend of Hontoon, our own Lynn Hupp: "We could do Omelets in Baggies Sunday morning...we can tell everyone what to bring ingredient wise.  We have the new and expanded playground there too...I'm sure there won't be time to be bored." She also sent the poster below.

Reserve America makes campsite reservations. http://tinyurl.com/lvkq79a

This was just proposed and since space is somewhat limited, I wanted to get this out right away. Sorry - all cabins are rented now. Most tent campsites are still  available.




http://www.planetdeland.com/hontoon/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hontoon_Island_State_Park


More details to follow.

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  • Tracy E.

    Wonderful weekend! Definitely going back to Hontoon Island

    April 20, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    Great weekend! Weather not as bad as expected. Loved hanging out with everyone and the kids too!

    April 20, 2014

  • LARRY R.

    GREAT ALOT OF FUN WITH THE KIDS

    April 20, 2014

  • Bonnie M.

    Can I bring and camp in my van? I would also bring my dog.

    April 17, 2014

    • Julie A.

      The ferry is a pontoon boat - holds people and their gear. Do you have a camping reservation or do you need to share a site?

      April 17, 2014

    • Bonnie M.

      I do not tent Yet! Therefore no equipment. So, I will go sometime SOMEWHERE ELSE when I can take my little RV. HAVE FUN.

      April 18, 2014

  • Holly

    Hate to wimp out you all, but between the weather and needing to prep for my upcoming business trip, in going to have to cancel. I have a reservation for one of the camp sites tonight that I would be more than happy to hand over to anyone of they want.

    April 18, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      Holly, I think we're OK for tonight...I'm hoping a cabin will free up for tonight if a camper cancels! Have a good trip and we'll see you soon.

      April 18, 2014

    • Holly

      You all have fun and I'm be catching back up to you all in 3-4 weeks

      April 18, 2014

  • LARRY R.

    We can bring 36 eggs. is there anything else we need to bring.am planning on making broccoli salad for the pot luck.

    April 15, 2014

    • Tracy E.

      By all means Julie if your little one is sick feel free to bail.

      April 17, 2014

    • Tracy E.

      We can always schedule something else soon! Hope she's better!

      April 17, 2014

  • Julie A.

    Kirstin is sick and not improving as the day progresses. If it rains a lot Fri, we may wait until Sat. to arrive. I'm going crazy!...tell me what to bring.

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      Tracy is bringing hot dogs and wings for Saturday night. I'll have the cake. You could do potato salad, or a vege tray? I hope Kirstin gets better!

      1 · April 17, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      Julie/Tracy...we may want to make sure we have enough of our own food, if weather keeps people away. I'll still do dump cake Saturday night :)

      1 · April 17, 2014

  • LARRY R.

    DUE TO THE WEATHER WE MAY BACK OUT OF THIS ONE LET YALL TOMORROW.

    April 17, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      Larry, it looks like the worst weather is tomorrow...maybe you could come up Saturday...hope to see you.

      April 17, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    Hi all...I'm doing Omelets in Baggies Sunday morning. I will bring sausage crumbles, bacon bits, shredded cheese and the baggies. I'll have 2 pots to boil water. I will need to borrow a 2nd stove. If you want to join us...bring either real eggs or your favorite flavor of egg beaters. Feel free to join us on sites 8/9 for a fun Easter breakfast! No need to RSVP.

    April 14, 2014

    • Tracy E.

      I will bring the second stove.

      April 15, 2014

    • Julie A.

      I have stove too - pocket rocket and 2 different pots to use.

      April 17, 2014

  • Nona

    Sorry. Can't make logistics work. Need to stay closer to home this weekend.

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Julie N

    Have to cancel for the last hike before summer. See you all next trip.

    April 15, 2014

  • Tracy E.

    Since rain is expected I will bring a canopy.

    April 14, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      I'll have a couple of tarps too.

      April 14, 2014

  • Nona

    Is anyone going to paddle? I'm on Site 3, bringing my 14-year-old nephews who are expecting to paddle.

    April 11, 2014

  • Julie A.

    I have been corrected: the ferry runs until 7:00 or 7:30 on Fridays. If you think you will be running late call the above number for the exact times.

    April 10, 2014

  • Tracy E.

    Since I have my kids we will not be kayaking.

    April 10, 2014

  • Julie N

    Hi all. I'm not camping on Hontoon. I will arrive early Saturday and paddle over. I am not staying the night.

    See you all Saturday. Not sure about the evening meal. L will probably be leaving before then.

    See you on the water.

    2 · April 10, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    You can bring your bikes or there are bikes to rent and 5 miles of service roads to ride on. You can also rent tandem kayaks and canoes. There is a newly-constructed playground, a cool museum and the hiking trail to the Indian Mound. If you've never been to Hontoon Island, you're missing out on a gem!

    2 · March 26, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      Julie, I'm not paddling because I'm working the Earth Day event. Not sure what the plans are, maybe Julie A can answer.

      April 1, 2014

    • Julie A.

      Julie N: There are so many activities for the kids and families, I'm not inclined to bring the kayak.

      April 10, 2014

  • Tracy E.

    I'm going to bring everything to color Easter eggs. So if you want to join in let me know so I can bring more hard boiled eggs.

    April 8, 2014

    • Julie A.

      I will bring some HB eggs and also some plastic eggs for the hunt. I have a decorating package also that is coming to the island. (doesn't that sound fancy - to the island!j)

      April 10, 2014

  • Tracy E.

    What are we going to do about dinner Friday and Saturday?

    April 8, 2014

    • Lynn H.

      Tracy, I don't know if Julie has any plans, but a potluck seems to work well for Saturday night. I will get there around 2 on Friday but plan on working in the store to help the rangers out as they have a lot of campers registered, plus the Earth Day set up...so I probably won't be available for dinner Friday night. I'm planning on doing Omelets in Baggies Sunday morning, will post more details later.

      1 · April 9, 2014

    • Tracy E.

      I'm going to get with Julie today were going to discuss food but I'm sure a potluck on Saturday is perfect.

      April 10, 2014

  • Ronda G

    Wish I could attend but will have company in town :(

    April 7, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    We have tent sites 8 & 9 reserved, so if you reserve a site try to get close by.

    1 · March 26, 2014

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